Upscale hotel and conference venue group Principal Hayley today announced the official opening of ‘The White House Hotel’ a luxury 26-bedroom town house, part of the Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor. Over the last twelve months the group has invested £8.1 million in creating this boutique town house hotel; developing state-of-the-art meeting rooms and restoring the historic 19th century Chapel to create a unique and stylish banqueting venue. Originally built in 1790 by prominent architect Henry Emlyn, the original ‘White House’ has been a private home, a Jesuit training college, a boy’s school and training facility for computer company ICL before it was acquired Hayley Conference Venues in 2003 and then by Principal Hotels in 2007 to become part of the Principal Hayley Group. By this stage parts of the original property were derelict and a major renovation project was needed to restore the Grade II* listed building back to its former glory.
Work began on the ‘White House’ late last year and a team of over 70 construction workers, architects and designers worked together to create a, stylish hotel complete with the latest amenities and facilities yet in keeping with the era and elegant style of the building. Ten opulent ‘White House’ suites, named after a previous headmaster of Beaumont School and each costing over £100,000 have been designed and furnished to the highest of standards with plasma TV’s, iPod docking stations, roll-top baths, private dining facilities and the finest furnishings. An additional 16 premium deluxe bedrooms will form part of this elegant ‘Town House’ where breakfast will be served daily in the bright and elegant Dining Room and guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive 24-hour room service menu.
“We are delighted to have officially opened The White House and Chapel” said Ian Peck, General Manager of the Beaumont Estate. “It has been a hugely exciting project and a major investment on the part of the Principal Hayley Group. I believe the elegance and style of The White House and the uniqueness of the Chapel will be of tremendous appeal to guests looking for a luxury town house from which to explore the delights of Windsor or searching for that unique venue in which to celebrate a special occasion.”