Compass Hospitality Complete Extensive Refurbishment of Hawkwell House, Oxford
In line with its plans for improving the quality and offering of its hotels within the UK market, Compass Hospitality has completed an extensive £400k refurbishment of the 4-star Hawkwell House Hotel in Iffley Village, Oxford.
The 5-month project was completed in Summer 2018, and saw the complete overhaul of the Hotels exterior, with a new entrance, new slate-roof conservatory as well as a remodeled open plan, spacious interior.
In addition to works to the main house, Elm House which is situated in the hotel grounds, had its 15 bedrooms individually designed and styled by Emma Barnes from Magna Designs. The rooms reflect themes of Oxford, including C.S Lewis, Radio Head and the Morris Minor.
Through using local designers, inspired by local artists and products, the hotel offers a ‘sense of place’ local to Oxford and in keeping with the character of the Country House Hotel.
Richard Jones, General Manager of Hawkwell House, says “The project was completed on time, on budget and highlights how our owners are investing into the property. We now offer our guests a higher-end product which is in keeping with our clienteles’ expectations of an Oxford Hotel”.
Hawkwell House Hotel dates from the 19th century and offers 77 en-suite bedrooms, including 10 Suites as well as 6 conference suites and a 1 Rosette awarded Restaurant. Ideally located in the picturesque village of Iffley, just a short drive from Oxford City Centre, and transport links to the M4.
Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 48 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, we have expanded our presence into the European market in 2015 and have since built our portfolio to 16 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Halifax, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Dundee, Carmarthen and Dumfries.
With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.