Hotel in Oxford

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel, in Oxford is celebrating after being named as one of only 30 UK hotels to have appeared in the original 1911 and the current 2011 edition of the Michelin Guide.

To mark this achievement, the Macdonald Randolph hotel will host guests in its sumptuous drawing room on Wednesday 9 November, from 12pm to 3pm, where its famous afternoon tea will be served complete with 1911-inspired canapes, with the afternoon tea on offer at a special reduced £19.11 price - normally priced at £28.95 - inspired by the Michelin Guide centenary celebrations.  

A Michelin heritage exhibition will also take place inside the hotel for visitors to enjoy. Outside the hotel, there will be members of staff dressed in 1911 period costume handing out free canapés to passers-by in the city centre.

Gareth Tebbutt, Macdonald Randolph Deputy General Manager, said: "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Michelin Guide.

"As the recognised benchmark publication for gourmet dining and excellent accommodation, we are honoured to have been involved from the beginning and up to the current day in the guide's 100 year story.

"Being part of the Michelin Guide in this rather unique way is an achievement of which we are very proud and we look forward to marking this with our celebration afternoon tea event. "

The Randolph Hotel is home to 'The Restaurant at the Randolph' a two rosette restaurant in Oxford.

The Michelin Guide centenary year began in style in January with a special event for Michelin starred chefs at Michelin House in London. The event featured as part of a week of events to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Michelin House, which also saw the 2011 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, launched by retiring Michelin Guide Editor Derek Bulmer.

The first edition of the Michelin Guide to the British Isles appeared in 1911 and was offered free of charge and available from all the Michelin tyre dealers and hotels that were listed in it. From the very beginning, the guide placed its emphasis on practical information and was packed with notes on tyres, car engines, routes and distances - with its straightforward advice quickly establishing it as the motorist's constant companion. 

The Michelin Guide to the British Isles has undergone a number of changes since that first launch in 1911, with 1974 marking the first appearance of the famed stars - awarded for the quality of the food - that have been such a permanent and important feature of the Guide since. The 2011 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland features a galaxy of stars in a multitude of establishments; from country pubs to Indian restaurants, and simple bistros to luxurious city restaurants.

For further information contact:

Laura Newton PR Executive

Tel: 0116 222 6869  E-mail: lnewton@rkh.co.uk