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:
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."