Snoozing in Windsor Castle grounds

Published: 24 Apr 2012 17:300 comments

WINDSOR will host 600 high-profile guests for three days in May as part of the The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

Share this image

Performers at the pageant, including Inuits from Canada, cowboys from Oklahoma and presidential bodyguards from India, will stay in a Snoozebox - an innovative new style of self-sustaining accommodation.

The Surrey-based company has teamed up with H-Power, organisers of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, and the pageant which takes place from May 10-13, to house performers within the grounds of Windsor Castle. The plans hope to boost to the local economy following last month's announcement that 1,000 campers will stay in Windsor Great Park during the Olympic Games in July and August.

Simon Brooks-Ward, the director and producer of the pageant, said: "Snoozebox was the perfect accommodation solution for this important, international event, enabling us to house 600 people, inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, in luxury en-suite rooms.

"From a transportation and security angle, it was also a huge benefit not to have to move this number of people in and out of the venue every day."

Snoozebox was the brainchild of entrepreneur Robert Breare who came up with the innovation while needing the toilet at the 24-hour race at Le Mans, in France.

It launched last year at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Mr Breare said: "It is a great privilege to be part of this flagship Diamond Jubilee event, and we look forward to hosting guests from around the globe and contributing to the success of what will undoubtedly be a magnificent show."

The show, The World Comes To Windsor, includes 800 performers from 16 countries and 500 horses in total and having high quality accommodation within the castle grounds means riders and crew will be able to attend closely to the horses, rather than being transported in from hotels around Heathrow.

Jump to first paragraph.


comments powered by Disqus

Get more stories from our Business section

13 Aug 2009 12:00 • Lauren Everitt

'Mayhem' as police chase suspects

POLICE officers took a quiet street by storm as they searched for two teenagers.

Social: Comments0 comments

13 Aug 2009 12:00 • Jonathan Kelly

Shoppers help in super gesture

GENEROUS shoppers voted in droves to help a disabled charity.

Social: Comments0 comments

11 Aug 2009 16:12 • Jonathan Kelly

Zappas could be a cut above

A HAIRDRESSING business has been nominated for four industry awards.

Social: Comments0 comments

11 Aug 2009 16:00 • Emma Harrison

'School like a special family'

A POPULAR teacher has said his goodbyes to a school after more than three decades of service.

Social: Comments0 comments

11 Aug 2009 12:00 • Lauren Everitt

Colourful characters dressed to impress

YOUNGSTERS found their finest dressing-up clothes to take part in a charity's fancy dress competition.

Social: Comments0 comments

11 Aug 2009 09:39 • Emma Harrison

Treats in store after relaunch party

CHILDREN took on star status when they performed the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch a new look food store.

Social: Comments0 comments

10 Aug 2009 16:05

All hail real ale

A TOWN centre pub put its focus firmly on real ale and live music on Saturday for its first ever one-day festival.

Social: Comments0 comments

10 Aug 2009 16:00 • Jonathan Kelly

Gypsy fear is 'higher than reality'

POLICE have warned residents to expect more gypsy incursions this summer - but to show a little tolerance and not fear the worst.

Social: Comments1 comment

10 Aug 2009 12:00 • Jonathan Kelly

Annual race tops the bill

A QUACKING time was had raising money for charity.

Social: Comments0 comments

10 Aug 2009 09:34 • Emma Harrison

The busy borough of opportunity

SEVENTEEN-hour shifts and one day off in three months was not exactly what Cllr Bob Wade had in mind when he signed up to be borough Mayor.

Social: Comments0 comments

9 Aug 2009 16:00 • Rose Harland

Work placement success for salon

STYLISTS are celebrating after cutting it as one of the best companies for taking on work experience students.

Social: Comments0 comments

9 Aug 2009 12:00 • Lauren Everitt

Landing fish to net cash for charity

THE CATCH of the day has helped raise money to cover a charity's shortfall.

Social: Comments0 comments

9 Aug 2009 12:00 • Emma Harrison

Over the moon at Planet Sport Camp

SPORTS mad boys and girls are making the most of the summer holidays by having fun and getting active.

Social: Comments0 comments

9 Aug 2009 09:25 • Emma Harrison

Research receives Royal approval

RESEARCH centre staff and their families had a right royal time when Princess Anne dropped in for a visit.

Social: Comments0 comments

Updated: 8 Aug 2009 16:00 • Jonathan Kelly

'Toughest four hours of my life'

TOUGH guys and girls took on one of the hardest physical challenges in the country for charity.

Social: Comments0 comments

Updated: 8 Aug 2009 15:50 • Lauren Everitt

Fastest father in town

A DAREDEVIL dad is set to risk life and limb in an attempt to beat his own land speed record.

Social: Comments0 comments

8 Aug 2009 12:00 • Jonathan Kelly

The peak of summer fun

EAGER youngsters scaled new heights as part of a fun-packed summer.

Social: Comments1 comment

Updated: 7 Aug 2009 15:25 • Jonathan Kelly

Upturn in trade

MORE businesses have been set up in Wokingham during the recession than anywhere else in Berkshire.

Social: Comments0 comments

Updated: 7 Aug 2009 08:00 • Jonathan Kelly

Goo with the flow!

MUCKY pups decided to goo for it at a messy play session.

Social: Comments0 comments

6 Aug 2009 16:00 • Rose Harland

Sweet gesture to treat troops

SWEET-NATURED British Legion members are calling on the public to help them send tasty treats to troops fighting in Afghanistan.

Social: Comments0 comments