Stunning New Rooms and Conservatory Open At Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

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    Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel, one of Oxford’s most popular hotels, has added 22 new brilliantly designed bedrooms along with a multi-functional Conservatory following a comprehensive six month, £2 million refurbishment and expansion programme. The 22 new double bedrooms have increased the hotel’s capacity to 84 rooms and have been designed by award winning interior design practice DeSallesFlint with inspiration from the hotel’s close proximity to the River Thames and Oxford’s boating heritage. The concept and design incorporates traditional ‘College’ colours alongside very British influences such as sumptuous floral fabrics and traditional tweeds but with contemporary quirks and twists. There are two room designs –the blue-toned ‘River Rooms’ with river and boating related artistry and the green-toned ‘Garden Rooms’ with flower and garden related pictures adorning the walls. All feature air conditioning, iPod docking stations, complimentary drinks trays, 37” LCD digital televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi, while in the bathrooms guests can enjoy relaxing drench showers and toiletries from Clarins.

    The new rooms are linked to the existing buildings and all have views over the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Ten of the rooms enjoy uninterrupted views over the hotel’s 30 acre grounds leading down to the River Thames, those on the ground floor having direct patio access on to the lawns and two first floor corner rooms featuring Juliette balconies. The remaining 12 rooms have uninterrupted tranquil views of Heyford Meadows and the hotel’s Walled Garden.

    At the same time, the hotel has converted an existing courtyard area adjacent to its popular River Room Restaurant into a multi-functional Conservatory. Designed by architects John Hallam Associates with interiors by MatthewsMee, the Conservatory is bright and airy featuring muted decorative tones to create a relaxed environment. Accommodating up to 90 people, it is perfect for both hotel guests and local residents to enjoy Sunday lunch and afternoon tea as well as a full restaurant and bar/lounge menu. A comfortable sofa area provides the ideal place for a relaxed intimate coffee or informal business meeting – free Wi-Fi is available.

    The Conservatory also complements the hotel’s public areas for private events both day and evening. When combined with the Little Barn, River Room Restaurant, Oxford Suite and Eights Bar it can support larger events and occasions of up to 350 people for private events. New car parking spaces have been added to support the new facilities.

    Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel is a four star property housed partly within historic medieval buildings just three miles from the centre of historic Oxford. Set in 30 acres of parkland leading down to the River Thames, the hotel combines medieval charm and contemporary elegance. Its luxury facilities include The River Room Restaurant, Crusaders Medieval Bar and Lounge, Jerome’s Leisure Club with Roman-style swimming pool, gym, outdoor riverside tennis court, College Barge and nine conference and events rooms.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.06.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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