De Vere Wokefield Estate, near Reading, part of The Principal Hotel Company, has unveiled its new 1,300sqm, 95-bedroom Executive Centre, which is part of the estate’s wider phased refurbishment project that will see many areas upgraded. Also offering 51 high-tech meeting rooms, De Vere Wokefield Estate seamlessly combines the modern facilities of the Executive Centre with the heritage and history of the Mansion House.
The estate’s first phase renovation includes an extensive overhaul of its modern executive centre, with 95 completely new bedrooms, 54 fully-upgraded bedrooms and a brand new outdoor seating area within the courtyard.
Subsequent works planned for completion by the end of Q1 this year include a comprehensive upgrade of the venue’s popular pre function space, ‘The Street’ as well as the refurbishment of 73 additional bedrooms and the arrival of the company’s signature coffee shop, Burr & Co.
Future phases will see the venue’s historic mansion house undergo a complete transformation, with upgraded function rooms including the traditional Maple Suite which can accommodate up to 350 delegates for meetings or 280 for a banquet. Additional upgrades will include a new reception with boot room, a new restaurant, bar and lounge and the upgrade of 87 mansion house bedrooms in a contemporary yet characterful design sympathetic to the building’s British heritage.
Howard Lewis, De Vere Wokefield Estate’s general manager said: “I am delighted to see phase one of our landmark restoration complete with the upgrade of our modern exec centre and I am looking forward to seeing the transformation across the estate unfold as we restore this well-established popular venue to its former glory.”
The investment is part of a multimillion-pound development project across the De Vere country estates portfolio, designed to position the mansion houses back at the very heart of the properties and celebrate their unique place in British history.