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Holiday Inn Oxford Unveils £12million Extension Block with New Bedrooms, Meeting Room and Locally Inspired Mural

18/07/2024

The Holiday Inn Oxford has unveiled a £12million extension block including 66 additional bedrooms, new meeting facilities and a locally inspired courtyard mural featuring some of the biggest films set in Oxford, following growing demand from tourists and businesses in the area.  

The extension block features its own reception area and check-in desk for full on-site support for guests and delegates. The homely new bedrooms feature modern interiors and amenities with calming neutral colours plus warm pops of colour and locally inspired artwork. Designed with tourists and business guests in mind there is space to relax or work with a comfortable sofa and spacious desk, with many rooms featuring scenic green views. Family and accessible rooms are also available.  

The new meeting and event room can be adapted for a wide range of business or social occasions with space for 100 guests with the latest audio-visual equipment, full catering and on-site parking.  

Holiday Inn Oxford guests can discover a bespoke mural in the extension block courtyard, designed by local artist Chrissy Grainger from Indigo Art, with inspiration drawn from a wide range of blockbuster films shot nearby in the historic city. The colourful and vibrant abstract piece features key details from iconic movies including Harry Potter, X-Men: First Class, Saving Private Ryan, Brideshead Revisited, 102 Dalmatians, The Italian Job, A Fish Called Wanda and Howards End. Eagle-eyed movie buffs can enjoy spotting and linking the artist impression references to their favourite films and visit the nearby locations of where they were shot.  

Gavin Webster, General Manager for the Holiday Inn Oxford Hotel, commented: “We are delighted to unveil this new extension block, it blends seamlessly with the rest of the upgraded hotel with thoughtful design elements, both practical and visual. We have invested greatly and spared no expense to ensure we are delivering the best possible facilities for our growing guests, for now and many years to come. An important aspect was to showcase Oxford in the best possible light to our visitors with locally inspired artwork and a commissioned mural to reflect the cultural significance of this influential and unique city.”   

Following on from the recent successful Open Lobby refurbishment in the main building, the additional investment to the extension block will greatly expand the hotels services, allowing them to cater for the growing demand of tourists and business needs in Oxford.  

According to the Oxford council, Oxford tourism numbers recorded last summer were at a staggering 8.5 million, which has surpassed pre-pandemic levels. In line with this, the area of North Oxford has ample developments in the pipeline as well as exciting new cultural offerings including a new music festival this September in Banbury. In addition, the local ‘Oxford North Project’ is well underway which will include new workspaces and labs for biomedical science, 480 new homes, public parks, shops, restaurants and much more attracting greater numbers to the area.  

The Holiday Inn Oxford is ideally located, close to the city centre and within easy access to Oxford Parkway train station for direct links to London and designer outlet shopping at Bicester Village Retail Park. Popular nearby attractions include The University of Oxford’s historic buildings, the Ashmolean Museum, birthplace of Winston Churchill and baroque Blenheim Palace which is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The Holiday Inn Oxford offers on-site parking, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a popular restaurant. The hotel is also very family friendly, where children can stay and eat for free. The hotel is well equipped to host meetings and events with 11 modern meeting rooms across the Academy Conference Centre.

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Holiday Inn Oxford Unveils £12million Extension Block with New Bedrooms, Meeting Room and Locally Inspired Mural

The Holiday Inn Oxford has unveiled a £12million extension block