Lydiard Park Hotel reopens following £2.6m refurbishment

By Anita Jaynes on 30 May, 2023

Lydiard Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Swindon was officially relaunched last week at a grand unveiling of the new stylish venue, which was attended by over 130 local businesses and suppliers.

On Wednesday 24th May guests from local companies including Zurich, Great Western Railway, Arkell’s Brewery and Intel, were treated to tours of the new hotel and conference centre, which has recently undergone an extensive £2.6m makeover to deliver a modern and stylish destination for business and leisure customers.

The transformational project included a major refurbishment of the hotel’s 32 bedrooms, reception, conferencing suite and the creation of the new Palm Bar and restaurant. 

Set within the historic country estate on the western edge of Swindon, Lydiard Park Hotel in now open for business and leisure overnight stays, weddings, private functions and corporate events.

Thirty-two bedrooms have undergone a complete refurbishment, featuring high-specification bathrooms, luxury furnishings, and amenities to ensure maximum comfort for residents. This includes the addition of a new disability friendly bedroom and toilet facilities.

The new Palm Bar and restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience and is now open daily to both hotel guests and park visitors. The bar has an extensive drinks menu courtesy of the hotel’s new partnership with Swindon’s Arkell’s Brewery.

Lydiard Park Hotel’s largest function room, the Luxborough, has been tastefully remodelled into a modern open-plan, spacious area for events, conferences and special occasions with its own dedicated private bar. Boasting a 140-seat capacity and views towards the stunning Grade I Lydiard House and Estate Lake.

Making Lydiard Park Hotel and Conference Centre accessible to all has been a major focus for the multi-million pound project. Floors have been levelled throughout all public areas. The Palm Bar also welcomes well behaved dogs on leads and their owners to relax and enjoy the new surroundings.

Councillor Jim Robbins, Leader of Swindon Borough Council, who attended the launch event, said, “The transformation of the hotel and conference centre has been outstanding and I’m so pleased to finally see the launch of the new Lydiard Park Hotel and Conference Centre.

“I’m particularly impressed with the new bar and restaurant and I’m sure I’ll try and pop in every time I visit the park.

“Alongside works that have already been completed, this project is part of an ongoing programme to ensure this much-loved site is self-sustainable, which will protect its future as a publicly owned, Council-run asset.

“I would urge everyone to visit Lydiard Park and call into the new Palm Bar and enjoy a drink and something to eat in the most stunning surroundings.”