Welcome to Satellite MPR
Satellite MPR has been providing strategic marketing public relations to the construction industry since 1996. We love what we do and we do it well. Over the years we've worked with some of the very best talent that the UK market can offer in terms of architecture, development, engineering and construction - it's been a privilege! We remain passionately committed to providing the best possible PR service with integrity, energy and intelligence.
By all means please do check out the other pages on the site but if you want to "cut to the chase" and talk about what you need, please call 01394 411 984 and we'll take it from there!
All enquiries, in the first instance, to Mary Taylor
t: 01394 411 984
The Reversible Hotel
The Ageas Bowl Hotel by Hilton sits in a unique context. It overlooks the Ageas Bowl, home to Hampshire County Cricket Club and nestles between the historic city of Winchester, Eastleigh Aerodrome which saw the first flight of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire, Hamble-le-Rice yachting mecca and the unsurpassed environment of the New Forest.
Ensuring excellence in both accommodation and press / media facilities, the hotel wraps around the stadium bowl. The pitch-facing bedrooms are designed in such a way as to convert to hospitality and spectator use on major match days. The second-floor central function room becomes a world-class media centre for press and broadcasting. The building can therefore operate as a hotel for the majority of the year, but the requisite facilities are available on match days and other sporting occasions. This highly flexible dual-purpose use makes the Ageas Bowl fundamentally unique in terms of both its hotel and stadium design.
The Client Brief
The client brief was to create an ageless and welcoming design whose feel, quality and attention to detail would complement and enhance the international Hilton brand whilst establishing a hotel of individual character, rooted in and responding to its unique environment.
Says Mark Doohan, Director of Falconer Chester Hall Architects: “Our design brings together reflections of the site’s sporting heritage, its historic connections and the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city, creating a luxurious and inviting space to welcome guests to the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.”
The design combines organic forms and patterns reminiscent of the New Forest with the rich hued timbers and leathers of the site’s sporting past, finally adding a dash of the panache and excitement of 1920s aviation.
As featured in Hotel Owner, Dec 2015.