Winckley Square Hotel – Our Story

On 14th December 2018 Winckley Square Hotel opened its doors, welcoming guests from all over the world. Offering a truly luxurious accommodation, our guests can expect the unexpected at the Winckley Square Hotel. Part of the Walker&Williams group….

Our Location

Our hotel is proudly located in Winckley Square, one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Preston, Lancashire. The square and its buildings were built around 1801 in line with the Georgian fashion of symmetry and order.

Within walking distance of the high-street, hidden in the beating heart of the city, Winckley Square is alike to being in a small Georgian village. In contrast, the park in the centre reflects the natural ‘lie of the land’, giving it a unique sense of being in the countryside, while still in the city ‘Rus in Urbe’.

On the high-street, you will find a vast selection of shops and boutique stores to satisfy all your shopping wants and desires. When it comes to finding a scrumptious meal or perhaps a drink or two, there is an abundance of choice available to you locally to our hotel.

Just a stone’s throw away you will find the beautiful Avenham Park, located in Preston’s Conservation area, leading down to the banks of the River Ribble. Designed and built in the 1860s, this historic grade II listed park features several historical structures such as The Belvedere, The Swiss Chalet, The Boer War Memorial and Riverside Walk. The park is one of two city centre Victorian parks in Preston, the other being its neighbour – Miller Park.

No matter the reason for your visit to Winckley Square Hotel, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to visit these beautiful local features.

Our Highlights

Reviews

On behalf of everyone here at Winckley Square Hotel, thank you to all our guests, we love hosting each and every one of you. We are proud of our apartments, our team, and our luxury level of service, so it truly humbles us to see this is reflected within the reviews and testimonials we receive from our customers.

For the second year in a row, TripAdvisor have ranked us as the Number One Hotel in Preston, and to add to this wonderful achievement, we have also been awarded the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for 2020.

Celebrity Stays

All our guests are VIP’s when it comes to staying at Winckley Square Hotel, but every so often we have been known to host a celebrity or two. We have been lucky enough to host Boyz on the Block and Example just to name a few.

Sponsors – Community

Since the very start, we have been proud supporters of a number of Preston causes, from raising funds for The Royal Preston Hospital, to the sponsoring of ‘Pride of Preston’ and ‘The Big Switch On’. We are proud of all of our community driven causes, as community is a big part of us.

Birthday, Baby Showers and Proposals

It might come as a surprise to you, but in the two years since we opened our doors, we have seen quite a number of special occasions with our guests. From Birthdays to Baby Showers, Proposals and more, we have seen it all! We love being involved in these special occasions and we do everything we can to help make it an occasion to remember!

263 opened inside Winckley Square Hotel

A lot has changed over the last two years including the introduction of 263, which opened inside of Winckley Square Hotel. Becoming Preston’s first ‘2 Rosette Restaurant’ (AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence), it offers a bespoke fine dining experience. 263 inspires guests with flavour-driven dishes and elegant wines that are perfectly paired to create a first-class experience. If you have not had the opportunity to dine with them as yet, be sure to pop down when you next stay with us.

Design Inspiration

Winckley Square Hotel is a Luxury Boutique Hotel comprised of 14 uniquely designed apartments…Secret Garden, Mayfair, The Lodge, Bouquet, Chic, Polo Club, J’Adore, Library, Chalet, Den, Bond, Rose, Study & Venice.

Each of our apartments were designed by our very own interior designer, Laura Walker-Williams. When asked what inspired her vision for Winckley Square Hotel she stated:

“Our apartments tell me what the theme will be, the space, ceiling heights, the lighting, it all comes together to provide a truly luxury space.”

We also asked Laura which room was her favourite within the hotel, her is her response:

I couldn’t pick a favourite, as each one is special to me for a different reason and being different, together they make our boutique Aparthotel.

For example, The Library is a lot of fun and allows people a unique apartment that they can love and enjoy for a weekend away, but certainly would not have in their home.

The lodge on the other hand allows parents to be themselves, having their children close enough not to worry about them, but far enough away that they can enjoy themselves.

hotel room in Preston at Winckley Square 2
Explore ‘The Library’
the lodge hotel room in Preston
Explore ‘The Lodge’

What is next for the Walker&Williams group

Our group of Aparthotels are growing, and we are excited for launch of our brand-new sister-hotel The Hotel Chester, which opens its doors for the first time in February 2021.

Thanks to the success of both Winckley Square Hotel and No.10 Preston, the Walker&Williams group have now got a total of # new planned Aparthotels, across Chester, Ormskirk, Manchester and more.

 

Comments from Max

We’re really proud to have the two best hotels in Preston, opening Winckley Square Hotel in December 2018 was a proud moment for Walker&Williams. Offering visitors to Preston from all over the world the unpretentious luxury experience they deserve. We’d like to thank everyone in Preston for their support over the last couple of years.

Laura & Max Walker-Williams | Hotel Proprietors