The Comet Hotel

Harking back to a golden age of air travel and glamour

The Comet Hotel is 65 bed 4* hotel in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. It is part refurbishment, part new build, with thirteen rooms located within the original Grade II listed building and a further 52 rooms within a new rear extension shared with a student residential development. The hotel also has its own independent restaurant, “Element Bar & Kitchen” serving freshly made pizzas and cocktails.

The hotel and restaurant were fully designed and delivered by Stride Treglown Interior Design, Landscape and Architecture teams.

The hotel is a first for developer Fusion, who typically specialise in high-end student living. Despite being next door to student residential, the hotel successfully maintains a separate identity of its own with a sleek design based on the heritage of the original Comet Hotel.

First opening its doors in 1936, the original Comet Hotel was named after the locally built de Havilland Comet DH.88 racing aeroplane, which had been developed specifically for the 1934 England Australia MacRobertson Air Race. Having won this iconic race in a world record time, the Comet aeroplane was a true local hero, and an international legend. The hotel was originally designed around the footprint of the aircraft, which gives the building its unusual and iconic shape.