Open Standards Forum | Hotel & Venue


The Open Standards Forum will be held at Ditton Manor. OASIS would like to thank CA for hosting this year's event at their facility.


Ditton Manor

The History of Ditton Manor

Ditton Park is known to have been occupied for at least nine hundred years. Ditton Manor was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1066) when it was owned by William, Son of Ansculf. By 1331 Sir John de Molyns was granted a licence by Edward III to fortify his mansion and to build a park of 38 acres. In 1472 the property reverted to the crown and was at the time the residence of Cardinal Wolsey.

Later in 1532, Anne Boleyn was Keeper of Ditton Park as part of her endowment from Henry VIII. His first daughter, the future Queen Mary I, spent much of her young childhood here. In 1615, the property was given to Sir Ralph Winwood, who rebuilt the house around the original tower and enlarged the moat. The Winwood house was burnt down in 1812. One of Sir Ralph's grand-daughters married into the Montagu family and they then built the present Manor. It remained I the Montagu family until sold to the Admiralty in 1917.

The Admiralty then built their Compass Observatory within the grounds where 470 people were employed at the manor. Their main tasks were to design and provide navigation equipment (other than radio equipment) for the Royal Navy. Computer Associates purchased the Park and built CA's new European Headquarters. The Manor House sits at the centre of a fine 200 acre estate created in the traditional English landscape style, with fine views over the moated island to parkland, woodland and lakes.

Directions & Transportation

Ditton Manor
Ditton Park Road Datchet, Slough Berkshire SL3 9LL Tel: (44) (0) 1753 242880

  • By Car:
Leave the M4 at Junction 5 and follow signs for Langley. Go straight over the set of the traffic lights (Marriott Hotel is on the left). Ditton Park Road will be on your left after the Harvester. Once on Ditton Park Road, Ditton Manor is half way down on your right.

  • Parking:
Visitors parking is clearly signposted to the front of the building.

  • By Train:
Trains leave Paddington for Slough approximately every 20 minutes. Ditton Manor is a short taxi ride from the station.

  • By Bus:
The Brunel Bus Station is situated adjacent to the British Rail Station.


Ditton Manor Slough/Windsor Marriott Hotel Ditton Road, Langley Slough, SL3 8PT United Kingdom Phone: 44 1753 544244
  • Group Rate:
£111 Single Occupancy, includes VAT + Breakfast
£111 VAT Double Occupancy, includes VAT + Breakfast

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  • Reservation Information:

To receive the group rate, delegates should book their reservation using the Marriott online form: Online Reservation Form. Reservations may also be make by contacting the hotel directly at +44 (0) 1753 544244 and mentioning the special group rate. All reservations must be made directly with the hotel by 20 October 2007 to ensure the discounted group rate. After that date, reservations are only on a space/rate availability basis. If you encounter any reservation problems, please contact Laura Smith.

Transportation Information

  • Hotel Parking: Hotel parking is available for a fee of 1 GBP hourly or 7 GBP daily.

  • Airport Location and Transfers: London/Heathrow is roughly 4 mi W of the hotel. Shuttle service, on request, may be arranged at a rate of 4 GBP (one-way). Bus service to the Slough Station (2 mi W) may be arranged at a rate of 4.0 GBP (one-way). Estimated taxi fare to the hotel from the airport is about 18.0 GBP (one-way).

  • Subway Station: Heathrow T 1,2,3 is roughly 4 mi away from the hotel, a shuttle may be arranged to take you to the station (for a fee).

  • Train Station: The Langley Station is approximately 1 mi away from the hotel, again shuttle service may be arranged to take you to the station (for a fee).

Special Note: OASIS will be arranging for shuttle service (hourly) to and from the hotel and Ditton Manor throughout the two-day event. Additional details will be posted soon.