The Store, Oxford

The former family run Boswell & Co Department store is being refurbished with expectations for the hotel to open in Spring / Summer of 2023. The department is being transformed into Boswell Hotel which will be a 4 star boutique hotel with a fascinating heritage. Key features of the historic facades have been retained with major refurbishments.

The historic Oxford department store established in 1738 has been a prestigious landmark to Oxford for over 280 years and formerly announced its closure in 2019. The announcement of the Boswells site undergoing a transformation to a modern hotel was announced in late 2020 by lead developer Reef Group and Oxford City Council. The tourism hotspot will now provide a high quality boutique  hotel with restaurants which is much needed for the city centre of Oxford.

The hotel has 101 bedrooms, ground floor restaurant, rooftop bar, restorative spa well-being facilities, gym and co-working spaces.  An additional fifth floor is being added to the original Boswell department store which includes a rooftop bar overlooking the stunning city. Well done to Main Contractors Gilbert-Ash on the stunning hotel.

Images courtesy of Reef Group.


Boswell, England