Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel operator has today, announced that 11 of its 45 hotels are to join 'The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection'- reflecting their continued commitment to provide guests with the highest industry standards of product and service delivery.

The launch of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection comes just weeks after Macdonald Hotels & Resorts reported an operating profit, for the year ending 29 March 2012, before interest of £13.7m, an increase of 3% on the previous like for like year. 

Promising captivating and historic locations, award-winning restaurants, a personalised service and fine attention to detail throughout the guests stay, only the group's leading five-star, 4-star red and upper 4-star hotels will proudly bear The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection status; Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Macdonald Bear Hotel (Oxford), Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Macdonald Compleat Angler (Marlow), Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa (North Berwick), Macdonald Rusacks Hotel (St Andrews), Macdonald Windsor Hotel, Macdonald Old England Hotel (Lake District), Macdonald Pittodrie House, Nr Aberdeen, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire and Macdonald Townhouse Hotel, Manchester.

David Guile, Chief Executive, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "All of our hotels are individual and special in their own way but The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection are special in every way.  This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight our ongoing commitment to the highest standards of product and service and to signpost truly unique hotels, due to their location, history or recent level of investment.

"We are fortunate to have an impressive portfolio of hotels and now look forward to rolling out The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection across 11 carefully selected venues where guests can be assured of the very best our hotel group has to offer."

As a further part of the launch, those upper four-star hotels aim to work towards achieving a four-star red status and Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, arguably the world's most iconic golfing hotel and home to the three-AA rosette awarded Rocca Bar and Grill Restaurant is already undergoing a £650,000 bedroom investment programme to help it strive for this status.   Additional investments have also been made to several hotels within the new collection, including bedroom refurbishments at Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Macdonald Bear Hotel and soon to be started at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa with further public area upgrades at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

As a group, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the quality of its food presentation and quality, promising to serve dishes prepared from only the finest and freshest produce.  With the offer of bespoke menus, further refinements to the dining experience in all bar, lounge and restaurant areas and 19 AA rosettes across The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection, guests are also assured of the satisfying taste of award-winning dining.