Hotel address: Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0YL
Phone number: +44 1784 535 555
Price from: £425 (Fairmont King Room)
Fairmont Windsor Park is a remarkably stylish hotel, brilliantly located in the countryside less than an hour from London – and has the style pedigree to match its royal neighbors. Meet up with friends for a spa weekend or just pop in for lunch or dinner. A day spent in such splendor is time well spent.
Set the scene
Set on 150 acres, Fairmont Windsor Park is an ambitious endeavor aiming to make a big impression at first sight. Arrive over a fairytale bridge spanning a lake, the fountain’s water droplets reflecting the light like tiny diamonds, and past a small fleet of luxury cars parked on the grand driveway, to the grand entrance of the building.
Once inside the cream-stone atrium lobby with its impressive glass dome, the hotel already attracts a loyal clientele of upscale business guests, but it also caters to requests from couples, families and groups of friends who travel extensively, here for a luxury spa vacation.
Previously a private home that was rebuilt from the ground up while faithfully respecting the exterior of the Jacobean mansion that previously occupied the place, the hotel was a successful project for Surinder Arora, one of the most successful hoteliers in the world. UK. It took four years to prepare, with a no-frills budget of around £200million, making it one of the biggest projects this country has seen in a very long time. As a result, this location is a real rival to larger country estates such as Gleneagles, one of Scotland’s finest hotels.
There are over 200 rooms and suites, all decorated with natural stone and soft textures to keep the same neutral and pleasant style. The emphasis is on luxury, the understated genre. Quality materials and attention to detail are key, in line with the signature aesthetic of South African designer Margaret Morgan. The standout design element, which elevates these spacious and smart but potentially slightly vanilla-tinged spaces into something truly magical, is Tektura’s delicate Van Gough Almond Blossom wallcovering. Used on a feature wall behind the bed and to lavishly cover the entire ceiling, they come in three slightly different designs to distinguish room types.