The four-star, 98-room boutique venue, operated by Choice Hotels’ franchisee Suite Hospitality, was converted into a Clarion Collection hotel in February 2014.
The extensive refurbishment that followed Suite Hospitality taking on the lease ended in January 2013.
Duncan Berry, Choice Hotels CEO, told BigHospitality: “The additional rooms were being finalised at the time of our deal with Suite Hospitality back in January 2013.
“It was already trading as a hotel before it came into the Choice system. Our franchisee Suite Hospitality had taken on the lease of the property and operated the hotel, which was brought into our brand earlier this year.”
Located 100 meters from Windsor Central Station and seven miles from Heathrow, the venue benefits from direct views over Windsor Castle. Formed of two 14th century inns, it appeals to both business and leisure travellers.
Some bedrooms include four-poster beds and the hotel also offers suites, as well as seven meeting rooms with a 260-person capacity and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel also has an 200-cover restaurant serving British food and a bar, both open to the public as well as guests.
Andrew Lee, general manager and the Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa, said: “We are pleased to be known as a Clarion Collection hotel and to provide an excellent four-star hotel offering to both leisure travellers wishing to explore historical Windsor and business travellers who want ease of access to Heathrow and commercial centres along the M4.”
Clarion Collection hotels are period properties often built in historical buildings. They usually offer meetings, leisure and spa facilities.
Choice Hotels owns 6,300 properties globally. Hotels recently added to the company’s UK portfolio include Comfort Inn Manchester North and Comfort Inn Westminster, located in London’s Belgravia area – Choice Hotel’s 19th property in the capital.
Brands franchised by Choice Hotels Europe include the four-to-five-star Clarion brand, the three-star Quality brand, and the two-to-three-star Comfort brand – the largest Choice Hotels International brand worldwide.