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Macdonald Randolph reopens after fire

06 May 2015 by

The five-AA Macdonald Randolph hotel in Oxford, which suffered a serious fire in late April, has re-opened and has confirmed it will continue its £5.6m investment scheme.

Regional managing director Jonathan Dawson confirmed that the hotel re-opened today (Wednesday 6 May), and said that the hotel's multi-million pound investment scheme, which had begun just before the fire happened, had also been re-started.

Dawson added: "We would like to thank Oxford Fire & Rescue, the hotel team, the local community of Oxford and the contractors for all their support and efforts over the last few weeks."

Serious fire broke out at the 151-bedroom hotel on the afternoon of Friday 17 April, which led to all staff and guests being evacuated. The fire is believed to have started in the ground-floor kitchen. Fourteen fire engines attended the scene but there were no injuries and no-one needed to be rescued.

All guests were given accommodation at other local hotels, with all urgent medication and passports collected from the Randolph's rooms by the fire and rescue service.

The historic, neo-Gothic hotel is part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Signature Collection of luxury hotels.

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