The Store

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 are being retained, partial demolition and 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 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 will create 101 bedrooms, ground floor restaurant, bar, well-being facilities, gym and co-working spaces.  An additional fifth floor is being added to the original Boswell department store which will include a rooftop bar overlooking the stunning city.

Working alongside Gilbert Ash whom Michael Nugent Ltd have a great long standing relationship with, the team are delighted to be on the project with their experts.


Boswell, England


July 2023




15 Million