Oxford Welcomes The Store Oxford Hotel in the Historic Boswells Building

The grand opening of The Store, Oxford’s latest addition to its luxury lifestyle hotel offerings, marks a new chapter in the city’s rich historical narrative. Housed in the iconic former Boswells department store building, The Store brings a contemporary touch to the cherished site with its 101 elegantly designed rooms, multiple dining experiences, a unique urban spa, and a variety of entertainment spaces.

The architectural redesign, orchestrated by Urban R and Reef Group’s team, seamlessly merges two historical buildings into one modern haven that respects its storied past. Guests can choose from six different room styles, ranging from Art Deco splendour to serene courtyard views.

Among the highlights is the Treadwell restaurant, which draws inspiration from the 19th-century Treadwell Passage once located on the premises. The restaurant reinterprets traditional British cuisine with dishes like Ruby Murray chicken pie and Bangers of Mash with a twist of Cajun gravy. The playful historical nods continue with the weekend brunch menu featuring items like the Stuffed Raspberry & Vanilla Cheesecake Croissant.

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For a more relaxed setting, The Bar at The Store offers a street-level spot for co-working or casual drinks, including a diverse menu of small bites and afternoon tea. The rooftop bar, The Roof at The Store, provides panoramic views of Oxford and a specialized menu of smoked meats and bespoke spirits.

The subterranean Spa at The Store promises an oasis of wellness, partnering with the British skincare brand Oskia to provide treatments that blend age-old techniques with contemporary science. The spa’s holistic offerings are complemented by a schedule of yoga and wellness classes led by local experts.

Located on Broad Street, The Store is strategically placed at the northern gateway to Oxford, making it an ideal base for exploring the city’s historic and cultural landmarks.


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