Today, Sir Christopher Wrens offers 93 traditional and contemporary rooms, and a modern gym and spa, as well as outstanding facilities for weddings, conferences and other events.
So, if you're looking for a first-class hotel experience, either for business or pleasure, you're sure to find it at Wrens.
A brief history
Sir Christopher Wren was a hugely successful architect in the 17th and 18th centuries, and was involved in projects as diverse as the new dome at St Paul's Cathedral, over 50 churches, and the Royal Observatory.
He had strong connections with Windsor and there are examples of his work locally, the nearest of which is the Windsor Town Hall, or Guild Hall as it is now known opposite Windsor Castle.
This was one of the few architectural projects undertaken by Sir Christopher Wren outside London, whose original designer Sir Thomas Fitz died soon after the foundation stone was laid in September 1687. Wren took over the project and saw it through to completion in October 1689. His father was also the Dean of Windsor from 1635 to 1658, although there is very little actually known about Wrens life in Windsor.
In the 1920s, it opened as Riverholme Restaurant and Guest House, its first incarnation as a hotel. Over the next 20 years or so, it was refurbished and sold many times – and around 1950, its then owner James Mier built a second floor and a new wing, overlooking the Thames at Eton Bridge, increasing the number of rooms to 49. At the same time, Sir Christopher Wrens was registered as a Grade II* listed building of historical and architectural interest.