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Prominent Oxford hotelier dies at home

The general manager of five-star Macdonald Randolph Hotel has died at home in his city. Michael Grange, 61, managed the Macdonald Randolph for the last 12 years and was one of the best-known business figures in Oxford. Donald Macdonald, founder and executive chairman of Macdonald Hotels Group, paid tribute to Grange, who had previously managed the company’s Bath Spa Hotel for eight years during 39 years’ service with the company. Macdonald said: “This is truly devastating news. Michael was a universally popular and greatly admired hotelier and his many friends and colleagues will be in shock. “He was the complete


Hotels ‘missing out’ on F and B sales due to lack of incentives

Hotels are missing out on F&B sales by not offering customers an incentive at the time of booking, according to research by CGA and Zonal Retail Data Systems’ GO Technology report. The report, which polled 5,000 adults in the UK, found 54% of leisure customers and 45% of business users cite price as a barrier to dine at a hotel’s on-site restaurant. However, 50% and 43% respectively would consider making a reservation if they were offered an incentive at the time of booking. A further 45% of 18 to 34 year olds would also be more likely to order room


Bristol hotels enjoy summer business boom

Bristol hotels have seen a boost in visitors to the city, after a record number of people went there this summer. Hoteliers also benefited from displaced demand due to major events in nearby Cardiff, which did not have enough accommodation of its own. According to data from Destination Bristol, August 2017 saw the best weekend performance from Bristol hotels ever recorded. The data also reported visits to key Bristol attractions rose by up to 20% compared to August 2016. Meanwhile, HotStats said that Bristol was one of the top performing markets in the UK in July, and achieved a record


National charity helps hotel and licensing industry to spot child grooming

Charity NWG Network has been raising awareness for child sexual grooming by supporting hotels and licensed premises across the country to make staff aware of signs. The charity’s campaign ‘Say Something if you See Something’ was primarily developed to help the hotel, licensing and taxi industries to be more aware of child sexual exploitation (CSE), how it could affect business, and what they need to do if they recognise that someone is being exploited on their premises. The campaign resources have already been downloaded over 50,000 times by many different hotel chains, local authority licensing departments and a number of


Temping agency app backed by David Haye wins £6m investment

A startup app company that connects employers with temping staff, Syft, has closed a Series A investment funding round of £6.1m. The round, led by Spotify’s first investors Creandum, also includes backing from PROfounders Capital and Colle Capital, alongside existing angel investors such as David Haye and Lord Young, taking Syft to an overall £8.7m total funding in 20 months. Launched in November 2015, Syft offers an online staffing platform for the hospitality and events sector in London, Manchester and Leeds. In under two years, Syft has drawn over 4,000 job seekers, allowing them to see exactly who they are

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