THREE of Chester’s most famous sons have been honoured in the multi-million pound transformation of boutique hotel, restaurant and bar Oddfellows.
The 14 new bedrooms draw their inspiration from illustrator Randolph Caldecott, architect John Douglas and cinematographer Peter Newbrook.
Randolph Caldecott’s (1846-1886) picture books include ‘Death of a Mad Dog’ and ‘The Three Jovial Huntsmen’.
John Douglas (1830-1911) is best known for Chester’s Eastgate Clock, although he designed about 50 buildings across the North West.
And Peter Newbrook (1920-2009) worked with director David Lean on two of his classic films, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia.
Their lives are celebrated in the design, furnishing and details in each of the rooms which have been created by Chester design firm Lister Carter.
Oddfellows manager Sarah Dougherty said: “Each of these new rooms is unique and captures the spirit of these three amazing Cestrians. We’re very proud to introduce three of Chester’s most famous sons to a new audience.”