Choice Hotels International announced today that it has welcomed the Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa in Windsor as the flagship UK hotel of the Clarion Collection brand, an upscale four-star boutique offering.
With views directly over Windsor Castle, the four-star Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa enjoys not only the finest location in the town but also one of its most historical, and is an amalgamation of two 14th century inns. Located 100 meters from Windsor Central Station and only seven miles from London Heathrow Airport, the hotel is well located for business and leisure travellers.
The 98-room hotel, some with four poster beds or suites, offers seven meeting rooms with a capacity for 260, suitable for a wide-range of events. Guests also enjoy free wireless internet access.
Clarion Collection hotels are period properties and are often housed in prime historical buildings with grounds and high quality restaurants and bars. Most have extensive meetings facilities and some have leisure and spa facilities. Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa is operated by Suite Hospitality Limited, under franchise agreement with Choice Hotels Europe.
Andrew Lee, General Manager, Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa, said: “We are pleased to be known as a Clarion Collection hotel and to provide an excellent four-star hotel offering to both leisure travellers wishing to explore historical Windsor and business travellers who want ease of access to Heathrow and commercial centres along the M4.”
Duncan Berry, CEO UK, Choice Hotels Europe, commented, “We are delighted to welcome the Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa to Choice Hotels’ global network of over 6,300 hotels.
Other hotels recently added to Choice’s UK portfolio include Comfort Inn Manchester North, the first Choice brand hotel in the North West City and Comfort Inn Westminster, located in London’s prime Belgravia area, and Choice Hotel’s 19th property in the UK capital.
The Choice Hotels Europe portfolio of franchised hotels offers business and leisure travelers a full spectrum of premium economy to upscale hotels. Choice Hotels Europe franchises nearly 500 hotels across Europe alone. Brands franchised by Choice Hotels Europe include the Clarion brand, which is described as four to five star rated; the Quality brand, which is three star rated and provides a mid-scale full service offering and the Comfort brand, which is two to three star rated and is the largest Choice Hotels International brand worldwide, known for value, customer service and reliability.