De Vere Beaumont Estate, in Old Windsor – part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and event spaces – has unveiled the results of its £12m top-to-toe refurbishment.
The former public school has been transformed with the creation of new bedrooms, and a revamp of the hotel’s reception area, Grade-II listed chapel and the rest of its 220 bedrooms.
Seven meeting rooms in the property’s Wessex Old School House have been converted into 15 bedrooms, while a restoration has been carried out in the 19th century chapel in a bid to attract more events, weddings and business bookings.
The new design is a ‘distinctly British aesthetic’, with tan leather furniture, tweeds and a muted heritage colour palette styled throughout the building.
In March four new bedroom suites will be unveiled in The White House, which also houses the board rooms, three lounges, the Larder; Burr & Co coffee lounge and The Parlous.
The new 1705 Restaurant & Bar and renovated Beaumont Restaurant are the property’s food and beverage offering, with 45 meeting spaces, including the Hanover Suite, also being given a refresh with the company’s Smart Space meeting concept.
The 44-acre grounds have been enhanced by Principal Hotel Company’s head of estates management, Justin Turner.
Darren McGhee, venue director at De Vere Beaumont Estate, commented: ‘We’re delighted with the results of the refurbishment; we firmly believe that we have created a property that caters perfectly for our guests, whatever their reason for visiting. The makeover has breathed new life into what is a landmark country estate. Whether it’s a large scale corporate event; a romantic getaway for two; a show-stopping wedding or an evening celebration, the hotel and our expert team will deliver an exemplary experience that is tailored to each guest’s unique requirements.”
De Vere, the collection of country estate hotels under The Principal Hotel Company, officially launched in September 2017 following a £100m investment from Starwood Capital Group in a bid to put the De Vere brand back on the map.
The relaunch of 22 De Vere properties with a combined number of over 4,000 bedrooms marks a new chapter for the brand, which has seen each hotel extensively renovated to celebrate each one’s British heritage.
The portfolio includes iconic properties such as De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms and De Vere Holborn Bars in London. The investment also forms part of The Principal Hotel Company’s wider £300m investment programme across the group’s 35 UK properties.