More than 40 languages are spoken by staff across the Macdonald Hotels Group, making it the ideal place for international fans during this year's summer of international sport.

With a portfolio of luxury hotels in the UK, Macdonald Hotels welcomes thousands of international visitors each year, and strives to make them feel at home by having many mulitlingual staff on site. The top ten most commonly spoken languages by staff across Macdonald Hotels are:

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Romanian
  • Hungarian
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Czech
  • Russian
  • Slovakian

Staff at Macdonald Hotels also speak a number of other more unusual languages, including: Zulu, Urdu, Kyrgyz, Nepalese, Indonesian, Cambodian, and Tagalog.

To celebrate their multilingualism, as well as supporting their home nation, the hotels will be championing one of the countries competing in the Euro 2016 tournament based on where its staffs' sporting passions lie. A multilingual member of staff from each hotel taking part has been put forward as it's 'language captain' and will be leading the charge as teams are cheered on by guests and staff through the course of the tournament.

World champions Germany, defending European champions Spain, hosts France, dark horses Austria, Croatia and Poland are all looking very dangerous, so competition across the hotels is going to be fierce.

Simon Jackson, chief executive officer of Macdonald Resorts Ltd & group sales director, commented: "We are incredibly proud of the sheer number and diversity of languages spoken by our staff at Macdonald Hotels. Every year, we welcome guests from all over the world, so it's important to us that we're able to cater for a wide range of language proficiencies to make them feel at home.

"Our staff are all getting behind their respective teams in the build up to this fantastic summer of sport. An air of inter-hotel competitiveness is evolving and I'm very much looking forward to seeing each hotel celebrate and commiserate with their new 'home' country once the tournament and then the Olympics get underway."