Four Pillars Hotels – attracting international meeting buyers to Oxford, one of England’s most historic cities

Choice of four Oxford hotels for meetings, conferences and exhibitions

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Famous around the world for its university and literary associations, and only 60 miles from both London and Birmingham, Oxford provides an ideal cultural location for hosting international events of all kinds.  From a city centre meeting to a rural conference retreat, Four Pillars Hotels has a choice of hotels in the city and surrounding area. 

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Just over three miles from the centre of Oxford, this luxury four star hotel is set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland on the River Thames. Its architectural style combines rustic medieval charm with modern design. Having completed a major investment programme in 2013, the hotel now boasts  84 rooms and nine meeting rooms which can accommodate events from a large-scale conference for up to 200 to a small board meeting. It also can cater for marquee events for up to 500 guests.

With a helicopter landing site, the hotel is also able to offer a unique College Barge moored on the Thames as part of any meetings package.

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This four star hotel, just  a short walk from the centre, is set in 40 acres of parkland and an ideal venue for companies seeking outdoor activities and the buzz of the city. The hotel has 174 guest-rooms, a leisure club and 19 meeting spaces including the Cathedral suite which divides into four and holds 266 people theatre-style. Other rooms range in capacity from six people boardroom-style to 100 for a banquet.

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This smart, contemporary hotel, just 10 miles from Oxford, reflects the charming architectural style of the nearby Cotswolds. A short walk away is the centre of Witney, an historic market town on the River Windrush. The hotel has 87 rooms, a leisure club and is able to cater for up to 150 meeting delegates across an adaptable range of conference rooms.

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Set in the historic town of Abingdon-on-Thames, six miles south of Oxford in the heart of the Thames Valley, this hotel offers modern facilities with all the comforts of home. Ideal for day meetings and exhibitions the hotel has a total of four meeting rooms and suites which can accommodate from two to 140 delegates.

Commenting on why Oxford should be considered for international meetings and why Four Pillars Hotels offer a different approach to working with clients, Chris Green, Four Pillars Hotels Group Marketing Manager said:  “From its literary connections such as Tolkien and Harry Potter, to nearby Cotswold landscapes and beautiful historic houses, Oxford has of wealth of things to see and do.  Based just over an hour by rail from London, and within each reach of main motorways such as the M1, M4 and M40, Oxford’s fantastic transport links make it easily accessible for both UK and international delegates.  

 “Our experience of what meeting planners require from their suppliers is at the heart of our offering for meetings and events. We understand that every event is different and unique, so our teams are always flexible in tailoring each one to exactly what our clients want.  Furthermore, we offer great value for money, not just through competitive meeting packages but also by offering our bespoke “meetings by the hour” option which ensures that clients don’t pay for anything they don’t need.”

For further details on Four Pillars Hotels’ ‘Meetings Four You’ which includes details of Meetings By The Hour and bundle packages visit or call 0845 600 7071

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  1. patricia smith

    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1.14 pm | Permalink

    just arrived home after two night stay in your lake side hotel we had a wonderful stay service was second to none all the staff couldn’t do enough for us and all with a smile we had dinner and breakfast on both days they were beautiful would definately stay again