Deluxe Rooms have either a comfortable queen size bed or two twin beds, an easy chair, separate desk and bathroom with walk-in shower or a bath and shower and modern art all in an Art Deco style.
The Comet Hotel
History of the Comet Hotel
Opened 1936 | Reborn 2019
First opening its doors in 1936, the original Comet Hotel was named for 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. It represented the cutting edge of modern technology at time when the world was opening up thanks to international high speed travel. The eponymous hotel was actually designed around the footprint of the aircraft, which gives the building its unusual and iconic shape.
The building’s architectural style, known as Streamline Moderne, represents a late type of the Art Deco architecture and graphic design that emerged in the 1930s as response to the new optimism inspired by technology. The Comet Hotel reflects this concept in homage to the de Havilland Comet.
Our refurbishment and extension is based on the rich heritage and period glamour of the original Comet Hotel, hearkening back to this golden age of air travel, glamour and sleek design. Beautiful period architecture, classic design and future-facing technology combine to create a welcoming and exciting environment, a rebirth for Hatfield’s most iconic building.
Rooms & Suites
Executive Rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, an easy chair, separate desk and bathroom with walk-in shower or a bath and shower, all decorated in a timeless Art Deco style.
News & Events
Not quite yet, but a fully refurbished Comet Racer is back in front of the hotel and the Lantern is being re-placed on top of the building after going missing for so many years...
The Hatfield Town Centre recently presented a selection of Historical photographs, courtesy of Mr Ken Wright who, during his work with Hatfield Planning & Development, found himself in a position to...
A festival of folk’s finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland for one uplifting summer day of music. Folk by the Oak’s ‘line-up of headliners’ has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a...