- story by Unilin Panels
When you think about renovating, it’s easy to think of stressful situations: running out of time, dealing with skyrocketing budgets and more… But it needn’t be all doom and gloom! Clicwall, the modular wall-cladding system with a smart click profile by Unilin Panels, makes your renovation a dream come true. Colin Dearman of Hotel Astoria agrees. He saw his plans come to life in no time.
The renovation of Hotel Astoria: quick as a flash
Colin and his business partner Klaas Vanlaere took over Hotel Astoria in De Haan because they fell in love with the beautiful Belle Époque building. To make the interior as breathtaking as the rest of the building, they turned to interior architect Danny Hoorelbeke of Project Vijf and Marianne Scheyving of mINT Architectuur.
Practical and beautiful
It is no coincidence that Clicwall is so popular for creative, time-sensitive projects. For Unilin Panels, the company behind Clicwall, this is a key benefit of this product. Project consultant Ines Goeminne, explains, ‘Clicwall is ideal for renovations, especially if the timing is tight. Thanks to the impact-resistant and low-maintenance melamine top layer, you can start using the wall straight away without any worries.’
And not only is it practical, but it is beautiful too. Ines continues, ‘In the designs – which we develop ourselves – we focus on authenticity. Clicwall has been around for almost a decade, but we continue to invest in making the product even better and more versatile.’
The hotel as an eye-catcher
Hotel Astoria has been open for over a year now. Colin and Klaas are still glowing with pride. ‘The hotel was fully booked the moment it reopened,’ Colin recalls. ‘Our guests love the beautiful décor. Our hotel is also extremely popular for professional seminars and even photo shoots. We welcome everyone with a smile, in a world of pure luxury.’
For Danny, Clicwall was a must in order to deliver the project within the tight four-month deadline. ‘Clicwall is unique on the market: this smart system is quick to install, instantly finished and very affordable too. That is why I really like using it in my projects, especially when working with tight deadlines.’
‘Clicwall is unique on the market: a smart wall-cladding system, easy and quick to install, and affordable.’
‘The included corner profiles and Juunoo, an innovative support structure for lightweight interior walls that goes perfectly with Clicwall, also make the finishing a lot easier,’ Danny says. ‘And the stylish designs allow you to give your creativity free rein.’