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Compass Hospitality Launches Citrus Brand in the United Kingdom

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Compass Hospitality is proud to unveil the inaugural Citrus brand hotel in the United Kingdom with the Citrus Hotel Coventry. The hotel is the eleventh property to be managed by Compass Hospitality in the United Kingdom, and will begin official operation from 12th May 2017.

The launch of the Citrus brand in the United Kingdom commemorates the robust performance of hotels under current management since entering the UK market. “We have observed healthy performance as we continue to expand our operations into the United Kingdom, and have grown a strong base onto which we are confident to introduce our Citrus brand. The Citrus brand is well represented amongst our hotels in Asia and we are optimistic that it will be well-received in the UK as well”, said Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality.

Citrus Hotel Coventry boasts a great location and is only two miles away from Coventry, a 25 minutes’ drive from Birmingham Airport and just four miles away from Coventry train station. For business travelers, the hotel is located within a short drive from Middlemarch & Westwood Business Parks as well as the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC).

The Citrus Hotel Coventry is a smoke-free property with 51 well-appointed rooms and provides complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. Moreover there are additional options for guests to choose from Family rooms and Accessible rooms.

The hotel is also the perfect venue for weddings & events with its large ballroom capable of hosting up to 300 pax. There are also six separate meeting rooms with complimentary access to wireless internet, projection equipment and onsite IT & AV support.  Ample car parking is also available.

The Bridge Restaurant provides a sumptuous buffet breakfast as well as a wide range of modern & traditional dishes. The spacious Lords bar & lounge features large-screen TVs for sports lovers and offers a wide range of drinks, snacks and hearty meals. With its relaxed ambience and chic leather furnishings, it is the ideal place to unwind for both business & leisure guests. Room service is also available 24 hours.

“The Citrus Hotel Coventry is an exciting takeover for us; the hotel is a popular destination for business and leisure travelers alike, and provides generous amenities for a diverse business mix, including weddings, conferences and other functions. Moreover our stamina for performance in the UK has been impressive given our bold rate of growth, and we are positive in drawing from this strength to proceed with launching the Citrus brand in the United Kingdom”, said Matthew Welbourn, Executive Vice President of Operations (UK)

Note to the Editor: Citrus Hotel Coventry is a managed by Compass Hospitality, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 43 hospitality properties across all market segments. Brand identities include Compass Hotels, Citrus Hotels, Citin Hotels and Ananda Resorts and Spas.  Compass’ portfolio includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin in Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia; and in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Coventry, Inverness & Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Media Contacts:

Mr. Matthew Welbourn

Executive Vice President, UK Operations

[email protected]

T:   +44 2073 120000

M:  +44 7771 756300

F:   +44 2073 120022

Compass Hospitality (UK) Limited

Hollinwood Avenue

Chadderton, Oldham

OL9 8DE

United Kingdom

Mr. Siddhesh Gawde

Corporate Director Digital Marketing

[email protected]

T:   +66 2 126 8282

D:   +66 2 126 8269

M:  +66 84 424 9712

F:   +66 2 168 7669

www.compasshospitality.com

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COMPASS HOSPITALITY REVEALS NEW BRAND & NEW LEVELS OF LUXURY WITH ELITE BEACHFRONT POOL VILLA COLLECTION AT ANANDA HUA HIN RESORT & SPA

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For immediate release 7 March, 2017

HUA HIN, THAILAND – Leading hotel management company Compass Hospitality is poised to unveil its luxury brand with the opening of Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa on April 1 this year, featuring a collection of elite private beachfront pool villas expected to set a new high watermark for privacy and exclusivity in the royal destination.

The new high-end brand by Compass Hospitality adds to its existing of three brands – Compass, Citrus, Citin – and marks its 42nd managed property across its operating markets in Thailand, Malaysia and the UK.

“We are very proud to enter the luxury segment in Thailand and we firmly believe Ananda will set new standards in high-end hospitality in every destination we operate,” said Compass Hospitality Executive Vice President Operations, Jonathan Lim. “The brand is informal but sophisticated, ensuring we are not trapped by unwieldy brand rules and regulations so we can focus on providing an exceptional and personalised guest experience.”

The eagerly awaited new property, led by veteran hotelier Nigel Tovey, will feature the Ananda Pool Villa Collection, a cluster of luxurious private accommodation options with creative indoor and outdoor spaces ranging from 188 square metres (sqm) to 268 sqm in size. Decorated in light, soft tones, the villas open onto lush gardens, private pools and each one comes with its own private entrance.

A strong sense of individualism pervades the star-quality villa collection with unique experiences delivered via Ananda’s “Check-in, Bliss-out” concierge, offering everything from impressionist watercolour painting classes to a videography programme, private beauty menu and a selection of elegant classic cars to choose from to traverse the nearby hills, travel to the golf course or visit local vineyards.

Located on a long sandy shoreline about 15 minutes outside Hua Hin town, Ananda Hua Hin sits on a gracious 30-rai site extending from Petkasem Road to the beach itself. The resort is just eight minutes from Hua Hin Airport, allowing for swift and easy access by private plane, or guests can also choose to arrive in style aboard a private E&O train carriage, exclusively arranged via the Ananda concierge.

“Ananda Hua Hin is a property of its time, and perfectly fitting with this fast evolving destination as we look to redefine an area that was actually one of the first spots well-to-do families came to 30 years ago,” said Ananda Hua Hin general manager Mr. Tovey. “It is the most beautiful, natural and peaceful part of the coast and therefore the ideal location for us to offer a whole new level of hospitality to our guests.”

The entirety of Ananda Hua Hin encompasses 196 rooms, cleverly divided into three distinct areas. The 23 pool villas are closest to the beach and there’s a dedicated family area featuring an expansive pool and the Submarine Kids Club. Housed in the grounds will also be Hua Hin’s largest ballroom, with 900 sqm of flexible function space, including a range of customisable floor plans, state-of-the-art audio-visual and inspired menus catering to domestic and regional corporate events and weddings.

Above the ballroom is Blue Biscuit, a contemporary-styled club-come-restaurant that will host live blues and jazz performances by Thailand’s up and coming talents and visiting international artists. The interior features a bar at the back with bare red brick walls, lounge leather seating, and an outdoor area with views of the ocean.

Four food and beverage outlets are peppered throughout the resort. The signature Italian restaurant Breeza serves fresh seafood brought directly to the resort by local fishermen each day, with a Mediterranean small plate menu to be enjoyed with the restaurant’s wine list, featuring acclaimed locally-produced Monsoon Valley White Shiraz from Hua Hin Hills vineyard.

For guests seeking blissful relaxation and wellness therapies, the sophisticated Ananda spa facility at the Resort provides them with the option to leave in better shape than when they arrived with a choice of beneficial treatments administered by expert therapists using a range of health-giving natural products.

To celebrate the upcoming opening, Ananda Hua Hin is offering a special opening rate for all bookings made during the period April 1 to May 15, 2017 for stays from April 1 to October 31, 2017. Opening rates start from THB3,900 for superior room accommodation and go up to the top tier room, the luxury two-bedroom beachfront pool villa for THB35,900.

All rates are inclusive of taxes and breakfast and need to be booked by contacting the resort directly by telephone (+66 32 89 89 89), email: ([email protected]) or on www.anandahuahin.com

For further information and high-resolution photography, please contact:

Siriwan (Oh) Pongchairerk

Director of Sales and Marketing

Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa

Tel: +66 (0) 81 822 2125

Email: [email protected]

About Compass Hospitality

Ananda Hua Hin is a managed by Compass Hospitality, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 42 hospitality properties across all market segments. Brand identities include Compass Hotels, Citrus Hotels, Citin Hotels and Ananda Resorts and Spas.  Compass’ portfolio includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin in Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia; and in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Inverness, Leeds, in the United Kingdom.

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The newest rooftop venue on the Bangkok block – Vanilla Sky

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Opening with a bang for the first time on New Year’s Eve evening, Saturday 31st December 2016 from 19.00 onward, and the city’s leading aficionados of night life will certainly be paying attention and aiming to experience its unique wow factors in person.

For a taste of Bangkok nightlife at its most engrossing, look no further than the city’s first night club in the sky. Vanilla Sky invites sophisticated fun-seekers to lose themselves in the expanse of the city skyline. A breezy, open space some 35 floors into the sky, the venue is cleanly designed to allow exposure to the sky. Where 360 degree views sweep the imagination, signature cocktails are served to perfection, created with flair to be shared between friends and partners.

Live it up as guest DJs from around Asia spin the coolest sounds in town and rock up to amazing parties and concerts. And, with space for 100-200 guests, if it sounds like the ideal venue for a special occasion, the management would be happy to discuss the details.

This instantly fashionable rooftop venue is open 7 days a week, driving the after work crowd, the pre-club crowd, the touristy selfie crowd who arrive waiting to take in an experience that will take their breath away every time.

Opening Hours Daily 17:00 hrs and 2:00 hrs.

Location 35th Floor at Compass SkyView Hotel

For more information please contact: Compass SkyView Hotel Sukhumvit 24
Tel 02-011-1111 or Email: [email protected]

Website :  www.compassskyviewhotel.com

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The Continent’s Award Winning Year

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It has been a year of accolades for The Continent. The boutique lifestyle hotel, which features superb design, dazzling views, several successful restaurants and bars, and excellent personalized service, all set in an unbeatable location, has received a trio of awards for the hotel and its outlets.

The Continent has been voted as Thailand’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 2016 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Celebrating excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are known as “the Oscars of the world hotel industry,” and give recognition around the world for world class hotel facilities and service, based on votes which are the actual result of guest experiences and how they ranked the facilities and were treated at each establishment.

Additionally, the Medinii sky dining restaurant has been voted as the Best Italian Cuisine in Asia by the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. Medinii offers contemporary Italian food with an Asian twist, and features a Sky Dining concept which starts with a choice of soup of the day or Medinii salad, followed by unlimited beverages (wine, beer, and soft drinks), plus unlimited pasta and pizza, along with one main dish and one dessert as part of the dinner, all set high above the city on the 35th floor, looking out at the luminous cityscape and lights of Sukhumvit below.

In addition to its hotel and restaurant awards, The Continent has also been named as Asia’s Top Design Hotel for 2016 by Now Travel Asia. The award confers honours on hotels that have cutting edge contemporary design, and The Continent leads the pack here, with its stylish world travel-themed rooms and their superlative dazzling city views, along with all its outstanding facilities, which are located on the top floors of the hotel, offering an incredible atmosphere and a real ‘stay in the sky’ feel.

As Bangkok’s leading boutique lifestyle hotel, The Continent provides both business and leisure travelers with affordable comforts, intimate living quarters and excellent facilities to go with a superb location, making it the perfect option for today’s modern urban traveler.

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Compass Hospitality enters Scotland

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Thailand based Compass Hospitality Group has entered the Scotland market with the management of The Columba Hotel in Inverness, a city located on the banks of picturesque River Ness and just south of Scottish Highlands.

Inside the hotel’s grand exterior façade, there are 82 guestrooms and spacious suites, each appointed in classic designs and equipped for modern-day lifestyle conveniences. Many of the guestrooms enjoy commanding views of the renowned Inverness Castle just across River Ness.

As the hotel is located along River Ness, its Victoria Restaurant and MacNabs Bar & Bistro offer a choice of indoor dining in cosseted comfort or alfresco dining outdoors on the riverside terrace. With Inverness Castle and River Ness as a backdrop, dining cannot be more pleasurable.

The hotel’s prime location in the heart of Inverness provides convenient access to many shops, restaurants, churches, museums and attractions that cater to different lifestyle preferences. Ness Bridge is less than a minute walk away from the hotel and it connects the hotel to the opposite bank of River Ness.  Located south-west and 20 minutes’ drive away from the hotel is Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition (a multi-media attraction) and nearby Loch Ness, home of the legendary Loch Ness monster.

The hotel’s new owner is Singapore based Seacare Hospitality Pte Ltd and this is the fifth hotel Seacare Hospitality has partnered Compass Hospitality as the hotel operator. Seacare Hospitality’s CEO Lim Chye Teen said, “Nine months ago in August 2015, Compass Hospitality and Seacare Hospitality jointly acquired Big Sleep portfolio of hotels in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne. This was followed by our joint acquisition of The Victoria Hotel in Oldham in February this year.  Compass Hospitality has lifted the performance of hotels and we are delighted to appoint Compass Hospitality as the operator of our fifth hotel in the UK.”

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO added, “The Columba Hotel and Inverness offer yet another distinctive destination to our UK presence. Scotland with its mountain ranges, Ice Age landforms, Northern Lights and Nessie are compelling interests to international travelers.  Compass Hospitality will continue to collaborate with our partners to identify choice hotels for acquisition and management.”

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No. 10 in the UK

First entering the UK market in April 2015, Compass Hospitality has signed up the management of its 10th hotel, Best Western Plus Milford Hotel located midway between the vibrant city of Leeds and the historic walled city of York.  With the A1(M), M1 and M62 motorways nearby, the hotel is well regarded for its convenient location.

All of the hotel’s 46 well-appointed rooms are air-conditioned and further distinguished by ensuite bathrooms featuring underfloor heating and anti-fog heated mirror.  A selection of room types and sizes meets the different guest requirements, whether for leisure or business.

Watermill Restaurant & Bar derives its name from a working water wheel featured inside the premises.  The culinary offering is inspired by Yorkshire cuisine, including Yorkshire pudding (the most well-known Yorkshire food) and Sunday roast, to name a few.  Together with 3 other meeting rooms, groups of 6 to 120 persons can be hosted for parties, weddings, meetings and events.  A spacious open car park adds to the convenience of in-house guests, nearby residents or visitors.

The hotel’s new owner is Singapore based Seacare Hospitality Pte Ltd and this is the sixth hotel Seacare Hospitality has partnered Compass Hospitality as the hotel operator in the UK.  Seacare Hospitality’s CEO Lim Chye Teen said, “Our latest hotel acquisition further improves our geographic connectivity in the UK and offers a greater choice to our guests in terms of destinations and lifestyle preferences.  We are pleased with Compass Hospitality’s performance in our five hotels in Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Manchester and Inverness, and we are confident that our hotel in Leeds will do well too.”

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO Harmil Singh added, “Compass Hospitality enjoys our partnership with Seacare Hospitality.  Both of us have made tremendous progress in our respective businesses, tapping into the tourism and economy of the UK.  Opportunities abound and Compass Hospitality will remain selective in identifying choice hotels with our partners for acquisition and management.”

In addition to its managed hotels in Asia, Compass Hospitality’s managed hotels in the UK can be found in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Inverness and now, Leeds.

For more information on Best Western Plus Milford Hotel, please feel free to view details at www.bw-milfordhotel.co.uk or www.bestwestern.co.uk

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Compass Hospitality enters Scotland – The Columba Hotel, Inverness

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Effective 26 May 2016, Thailand based Compass Hospitality Group has entered the Scotland market with the management of The Columba Hotel in Inverness, a city located on the banks of picturesque River Ness and just south of Scottish Highlands.

Inside the hotel’s grand exterior façade, there are 82 guestrooms and spacious suites, each appointed in classic designs and equipped for modern-day lifestyle conveniences.  Many of the guestrooms enjoy commanding views of the renowned Inverness Castle just across River Ness.

As the hotel is located along River Ness, its Victoria Restaurant and MacNabs Bar & Bistro offer a choice of indoor dining in cosseted comfort or alfresco dining outdoors on the riverside terrace.  With Inverness Castle and River Ness as a backdrop, dining cannot be more pleasurable.

The hotel’s prime location in the heart of Inverness provides convenient access to many shops, restaurants, churches, museums and attractions that cater to different lifestyle preferences.  Ness Bridge is less than a minute walk away from the hotel and it connects the hotel to the opposite bank of River Ness.  Located south-west and 20 minutes’ drive away from the hotel is Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition (a multi-media attraction) and nearby Loch Ness, home of the legendary Loch Ness monster.

The hotel’s new owner is Singapore based Seacare Hospitality Pte Ltd and this is the fifth hotel Seacare Hospitality has partnered Compass Hospitality as the hotel operator.  Seacare Hospitality’s CEO Lim Chye Teen said, “Nine months ago in August 2015, Compass Hospitality and Seacare Hospitality jointly acquired Big Sleep portfolio of hotels in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne.  This was followed by our joint acquisition of The Victoria Hotel in Oldham in February this year.  Compass Hospitality has lifted the performance of hotels and we are delighted to appoint Compass Hospitality as the operator of our fifth hotel in the UK.”

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO added, “The Columba Hotel and Inverness offer yet another distinctive destination to our UK presence.  Scotland with its mountain ranges, Ice Age landforms, Northern Lights and Nessie are compelling interests to international travelers.  Compass Hospitality will continue to collaborate with our partners to identify choice hotels for acquisition and management.”

Compass Hospitality Group’s first entry into the UK market was in April 2015.  Since then, Compass Hospitality managed hotels in the UK can be found in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester and now Inverness.

For more information on The Columba Hotel, feel free to view details at The Columba Hotel in Inverness

Note to the Editor: Compass Hospitality, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, manages and operates a wide portfolio of 50 hospitality properties across all market segments.  Brand identities include Compass Hotels & Suites, Citrus Hotels, Citin Hotels and Ananda Resorts and Spas.  Compass’ portfolio includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand; in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia; and in Shrewsbury, Halifax, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester and Inverness in the United Kingdom.

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Compass Scholarship Foundation sponsors Master’s degree for senior executives

In association with Taylor’s University in Malaysia and University of Toulouse – Jean Jaures in France, Compass Scholarship Foundation has sponsored five senior management staff under a Master in International Hospitality Management continuing education programme.

Both universities jointly developed the Masters degree course as Validation des Acquis et de l’Experience, also known as Recognition of Prior Experience Programme, for individuals with vast working experience in tourism, hospitality and food service.  Upon the successful completion of the programme, the individuals will have a certified Master qualification recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Five sponsored executives were selected from Compass Hospitality corporate office and the managed properties for their work commitment as follow:

  • Tejinder Sidhu – Vice President, Business Development & Operations, Compass Hospitality
  • Enrico Wibawa – Director of eCommerce, Compass Hospitality
  • Jason Macleod – Corporate Food & Beverage Manager, Compass Hospitality
  • Zaki Baz – General Manager, The Continent Hotel Bangkok
  • Noppamassiri Ruanpech – General Manager, Grand Swiss Hotel

Jason Macleod who heads Compass Hospitality’s food and beverage department remarked, “I am excited to be sponsored for the Masters programme.  I feel privileged as not many companies would sponsor staff for their continued education at this high level.  The course has enabled me to be more strategic in my thinking and responsibilities.”

Ms. Noppamassiri Ruanpech, general manager of Grand Swiss Hotel in Bangkok added, “Compass Hospitality is a unique and special hotel operator that grooms staff to their full potential.  The programme helps me to motivate my staff and provide better service to our guests.”

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO, Harmil Singh said, “We place great emphasis on the competence and proficiency of our key executives.  Taylor’s University and University of Toulouse – Jean Jaures provide the opportunities for our key executives to enhance their careers and contribute to a higher level of professionalism in the hospitality industry.”

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Compass Hospitality to manage the 8th hotel in UK-The Victoria Hotel, Manchester

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Effective 15 February 2016, Asia based Compass Hospitality Group has signed up its 8th hotel in UK with the management of The Victoria Hotel in Chadderton, Oldham located about 11 kilometres northeast of Manchester.  The 1800 Victorian styled hotel has 72 keys, a restaurant, a lounge, function rooms, landscaped gardens for outdoor events, and ample on-site car parking.  The hotel is conveniently connected to Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport in the south via the nearby M60 motorway, Metrolink light rail network and National Rail’s railway line.

The hotel was jointly acquired by Singapore based Seacare Hospitality Pte Ltd and Compass Hospitality.  Both parties also partnered in the acquisition of the Big Sleep Hotels’ portfolio in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne in August 2015.

Once a manor house, the property was refurbished into a hotel and many of its rooms and suites have nice garden views.  At Mr. Brown’s Restaurant, guests enjoy their meals in cozy surroundings with a large marine fish tank as an added feature.  In addition to the restaurant, drinks, snacks and afternoon teas can be enjoyed at the Lounge which adjoins the hotel reception lobby.

For hosted events and weddings, The Elizabeth accommodates up to 200 guests while The MacNeil can host smaller groups of up to 100.  For even smaller functions and dinners, The George-Eliot is an ideal choice with its coffered ceiling, elegant interiors and its own separate pre-function foyer.

A short drive away to Manchester is Old Trafford Football Ground and Museum, home to Manchester United and its 130 years of football history, as well as the newer City of Manchester Stadium.  Stonerig Raceway offers adrenalin filled fun with its 8 tracks and race simulation in a Formula One car.  At Peak District National Park covering an area of 1,440 square kilometres, nature abounds at Dove Stone Reservoirs and Saddleworth Moor.

Compass Hospitality Group’s first entry into the UK market was in April 2015, having secured the management of The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury and The White Swan Halifax.  Since then, the UK portfolio has expanded to include the Big Sleep Hotels portfolio in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne, The Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham and recently on 1 February 2016, Hawkwell House Hotel in Oxford.

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO, Harmil Singh said, “Within ten months of our entry into the UK market in April 2015, we now have eight hotels under management in the UK.  The Victoria Hotel marks an important milestone and we intend to build on our market presence here.”

For more information on The Victoria Hotel, feel free to view details at www.thevictoriamanchester.com

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Compass Hospitality to manage Oxford hotel

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Effective 1 February 2016, we have signed up to manage the historic Hawkwell House Hotel located in the conservation designated Iffley Village in the City of Oxford.  As part of Cotswolds region, the hotel enjoys a picturesque setting in South Central England with rolling hills that rise from upper River Thames.

Within 3 acres of landscaped grounds, the hotel has 77 guestrooms and suites in the main hotel building as well as in the adjacent Elm House which was once the home of Antarctic explorer Francis Bickerton and now, the choice of hideaway for large families and groups of friends as well as for companies hosting seminars and corporate retreats.

Decorated in English designs, the guestrooms and suites are charming and reminiscent of English country homes.  Outside, the hotel grounds and the neighborhood of stone and brick houses along tree-lined streets evoke a sense of tranquility and gracious living.

At Iffley Blue Restaurant, the choice of British local favourites, pizzas and Oxfordshire signature dishes has been the cuisine highlights at the hotel.  In the afternoons, traditional English afternoon tea service is enjoyed indoors and outdoors.  At night, the restaurant hosts guests and nearby residents to evenings of dining and socializing.

Four meeting facilities cater from 10 to 200 persons, offering premises for Boardroom meetings to wedding receptions.  An expansive lawn has been the mainstay of the hotel’s celebrated outdoor weddings as the hotel numbers as one of few licensed venues in Oxfordshire to hold civil ceremonies.

The world renowned University of Oxford, colleges and libraries are located about 15 minutes’ away by car from the hotel.  The medieval buildings, many in use since the Middles Ages, are as much tourist attractions as they are for the scholastic achievements of graduates and scholars passing through their doors.  Shopping and entertainment abound in Oxford with the enchanting Covered Market; high-street shopping in Oxford City Centre, Westgate Centre, Clarendon Centre as well as in countryside Bicester Village; and the 160-acre Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Hawkwell House Hotel is the 7th hotel in UK to be managed by Compass Hospitality.  This follows the Group’s management of The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury and The White Swan Halifax in April 2015, the Group’s acquisitions in August 2015 of the Big Sleep Hotels portfolio in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne, and the management of Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham in October 2015.  The Group’s portfolio now comprises 47 properties in Thailand, Malaysia and the UK.

Compass Hospitality’s President & CEO, Harmil Singh said, “Oxford is a world renowned destination and we are delighted to add the historic Hawkwell House Hotel to our portfolio of hotels in United Kingdom, Thailand and Malaysia.”

For more information on Hawkwell House Hotel, feel free to view more details at www.hawkwellhouse.co.uk.

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