Main Photo: The Royal Windsor, as will be
Date: April 2019
Location: Windsor/Egham, UK
Name: Currently The Savill Court Hotel & Spa – opening 2020, as The Royal Windsor Park Hotel
No. of Keys: Was 141…to become 210 on opening
Seller: The hotel started life as a private home, Heath Lodge at the beginning of the 19th century…had a run of illustrious owners until John Henry Schroeder bought the neighbouring house – The Dell in 1864 along with 160 acres of land.
Eventually it was bought by Subud, a religious group, who called it Anugraha and wanted to run it as a religious retreat…Didn’t quite work and they sold it in 1991…Macdonald Hotels ran it in recent times as The Savill Court and Surinder Arora acquired the hotel in 2014 or so.
Buyer: The hotel will be the only non-branded property within the 12-strong collection of Arora Hotels.
Due to open in early 2020, the former 141-bedroom hotel is in the process of being extended, renovated and transformed into a luxury, 210-bedroom hotel.
Based around the original Jacobean building, the new-look hotel will feature two restaurants, Champagne lounge, tea salon, bar, ballroom for up to 500 covers and spa.
Arora said: “We have been working relentlessly on the development of this wonderful property for a while now and I cannot express how delighted I am to see our dream start to become a reality. As a company and family, we are all truly looking forward to welcoming this new hotel to our collection.”
The Royal Windsor Park hotel is one of two properties currently being developed by Arora Hotels, the other being the Hilton Garden Inn at Heathrow.
The rest of the Arora Hotels portfolio primarily includes branded properties operated under franchise agreements with InterContintental Hotels Group, Accor and Marriott, including InterContinental London ‒ The O2, Sofitel London Heathrow and Renaissance London Heathrow.
THPT Comment: Surinder has done fab since his start in 1993, following working for BA, he cracked on the idea of dedicating an entire hotel to BA crew, and went on use airports as his speciality…now diversified in hotel locations such as the InterContinental at the O2, and this new one in Windsor.
First Seen: The Caterer
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