Gleneagles hotel in Scotland has asked every member of staff to consider redundancy, early retirement or cutting their working hours, it emerged today.
Letters sent to employees at the five-star resort also suggested they think about taking extra unpaid leave.
The hotel, which employs between 700 and 800 staff at peak times, is famous for hosting film stars and world leaders but the recession has forced the management to look at staffing levels.
A spokesman said Gleneagles had not yet finalised redundancy numbers. "Like any other business in the current climate we are exploring options and looking at ways to protect the business and our workforce," he told the BBC.
"There are certain peaks and troughs - we were full at the weekend but there will be periods to come like any business where demand will be lower."
By Daniel Thomas
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