Oxfordshire: Courtyard by Marriott opens hotel at Milton Gate

Courtyard continues to grow its UK presence with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South, located at Milton Gate, near Abingdon. 

The hotel features the latest Courtyard by Marriott design. Urban Reef designed the futuristic exterior of the property, and the interior design showcases artwork and murals inspired by the county of Oxfordshire. 

The hotel is located within easy reach of Oxford city centre and its historic and cultural attractions, Bicester Village shopping outlet, and premium science and business hub Milton Park.

“Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South is an excellent gateway to discover the unique attractions of this historic area,” said John Licence, vice-president premium and select brands Europe at Marriott International. “Whether our guests are in Oxfordshire for business or pleasure, they are sure to enjoy an authentic local experience that inspires them to both work and play.” 

The 170 guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, 55-inch TVs with Chromecast technology, rainfall showers, Hypnos beds, and Nespresso machines. Guests can also unwind in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. 

The hotel’s signature all-day dining restaurant, The Oxen Bar & Grill, presents seasonal British-inspired and international cuisine with an open pizza kitchen, all-weather alfresco dining terrace, and urban lounge bar. 

Four spacious meeting rooms, with natural daylight and equipped with the latest technology, offer 185 sq m of versatile meeting and function space, with the largest area able to cater for 120 delegates. 

The hotel is owned by Reef Estates Hotels, a private property development and investment company and operated by EQ Hotels.

The addition of Courtyard Oxford South brings the brand’s footprint in Europe to over more than hotels. Further hotel openings are anticipated over the next couple of years in key growth markets including Germany, UK, and France, as well as new markets including Armenia, Iceland, and Finland.