Four-star Oxford hotel bids for expansion


A plan to expand a four-star hotel in Oxford by 48 bedrooms has been submitted to the local City Council.

The Oxford Spires Four Pillars currently consists of 174 bedrooms but a proposal has been launched by the hotel’s owners to build a 18-room block at the back and a 30-room block at the front.

Also included in the plans is a project to expand the existing restaurant and bar into the current car park, which isn’t being used by guests at the moment.

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Oxford City Council is aiming to make a decision on the plans by Wednesday March 23.

The plans, the biggest since the hotel was built in 1999, come as a £5.5m, 83-bedroom Travelodge opened at the bottom of Abingdon Road last month.

Oxford Spires said that the plans were not in response to the new budget chain’s arrival.

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