Investment promised for country hotel which saw owners go bust twice

30th June 2023 | Jack Oliver

The new owners of a historic hotel and estate near Warwick have promised a major overhaul for the property, which has seen its owners fall into administration twice since 2019.

Wroxall Abbey Hotel, which was once home to St Paul’s Cathedral architect Sir Christopher Wren, is set to receive an investment which will see the development of a spa and health club, a renovation of the 1800s-era courtyard building, and an additional 24 bedrooms.

The site, parts of which date back to the 12th century, is currently home to 73 bedrooms, six conference rooms, a bar and restaurant, and a patio garden.

The hotel closed in October 2019 but was subsequently reopened by Trinity Hotel after refurbishment works in summer 2021. Following the COVID-19 pandemic the venue struggled to recover and its owners fell into administration in July 2022.

It then reopened following a takeover by its current owners, family-run ONS International, in autumn of last year.

Since reopening, the hotel has acquired a wedding licence, reopened the 14th-century church on the grounds, and launched afternoon tea and Sunday menus.

Director of ONS International, Paresh Thakkar, said: “We acknowledge the rich history of Wroxall Abbey and understand its significant importance and value to the local community.

“While we understand the negative press that has surrounded Wroxall Abbey in the past, especially with the recent administration, our main goal as a business is to restore the historic reputation of this magnificent estate”, rebuilding trust with the community and to provide a high-quality service for our guests”,

“Our business has the long-term vision to continue to transform Wroxall Abbey into a beautiful and luxurious venue”, he added.


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