“Get A Good Knight’s Sleep!”

Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel launches 12 beautifully refurbished bedrooms within its historic College House

Oxford is steeped in history, as the city of dreaming spires has long captivated both the hearts of the poetic and the minds of the academic. The Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel has a varied history itself, with documents dating the site back as far as the 12th century and linking it with the Knights Templar. It is appropriate, therefore, that the hotel should choose to refurbish its oldest wing (the medieval College House), restoring it to its original glory and giving guests the opportunity for a Knight to remember…

The refurbished bedrooms are due to officially open on 19th February 2011, and promise to reflect the hotel’s status within Oxford’s historic past. Each of the 12 rooms has been named after Oxford Colleges (Christchurch, St John’s, Trinity, Magdalen etc). Colour schemes in the rooms will also reflect the sense of history and status, with rich ruby and amethyst tones, complimented by contemporary ascents. Upgraded Clarins toiletries will also come as standard, along with Divine chocolate bars and a complimentary drinks tray (to include soft drinks, mineral water and mini bottles of wine), robes, slippers and a complimentary newspaper. The majority of these rooms will also overlook the beautifully landscaped lawns leading down to the River Thames, and the majestic St John’s College barge.

Rameth Kurdi, General Manager of the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel, says: “We are absolutely delighted to unveil the newly refurbished College House wing of the hotel. We are keenly aware of the hotel’s status within local history, with the site linked with the Knights Templar of the Holy Crusades, and have gone to great lengths to retain historic character within the rooms. These 12 bedrooms are all individual in style, yet they all echo the College House’s historical roots, and we hope that our guests will enjoy this nod to our place in history”.

Located just three miles from Oxford city centre, the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel comprises a group of medieval buildings with sympathetically designed modern additions, set in 30 acres of parkland on the River Thames. It offers a convenient base from which to explore this historic part of England and offers interesting sightseeing and shopping options.

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