The Haymarket Hotel

Making use of space in a London townhouse hotel

The Haymarket Hotel is at the heart of London’s theatre district and is situated next door to the famous Haymarket Theatre Royal. The seventh property opened by Firmdale Hotels, it offers a unique townhouse style of decoration courtesy of Kit Kemp Interior Designs.

Pool-dek at The Haymarket Hotel

Upon first contact by Firmdale Hotel’s contractor, a solution was needed in order to use the Hotel swimming pool area as an additional function/events room which would then be used for conferences and weddings. With a proposed pool size of 18m x 5m and depth of 1.5m, Stage Systems were asked to provide a versatile solution that could be assembled and stored with ease.

The Pool-dek system is designed using a metal framework and engineered timber panels and can be used in both fresh water and salt water pools.

What we did

Stage Systems Project Manager met with the client on site in order to discuss requirements and allow the client to view samples of the product. After an initial discussion the client decided that they would like to match their new Pool-dek cover with their interior design, which was a beautiful oak finish. The client also decided that they would like a parquet finish to the decks, as this would add further character to the bar area where the pool is located. Once the final decision had been made, the decks themselves were sent to the flooring company Schotten and Hansen in Germany in order to provide the parquet oak finish that the client required.

We are delighted with our Pool-dek elegant hard floor pool covering, which has been used by the hotel for almost 10 years. The service we have received from our initial enquiry through to the ongoing customer care has been excellent.

Ron Cheles, Project Director, Firmdale Hotels, London

An easy installation

Since completion, staff and guests at The Haymarket Hotel have experienced all of the advantages of Pool-dek. After being provided with initial training by the Stage Systems team, the 25mm thick German oak panel floor can now be easily installed within a few hours by the client’s installation team. This quick and easy process means that the swimming pool does not have to be out of use for long periods of time, allowing guests to enjoy the full experience that The Haymarket Hotel offers.


The Haymarket Hotel has had a significant return on its investment, with a room hire rate (including the use of Pool-dek) of £4,800 per day (incl. VAT).

Pool-dek is used on average 12 times a year for weddings, functions and other promotional events in the Brumus Bar area of the hotel.