Experience Oxfordshire host summer networking event at The Macdonald Bear Hotel

Jul 18 2019

On 16th July Experience Oxfordshire welcomed Partners to their summer networking event at the Macdonald Bear Hotel, Woodstock

Showcasing the venue to Experience Oxfordshire Partners, the team at the Bear welcomed guests to the Churchill Lounge, before a guided tour of the majestic 13th century coaching inn’s bedrooms and meeting facilities, all followed by a luxurious afternoon tea in the award-winning restaurant, at the heart of the building.

Herman Muller, General Manager for the Macdonald Bear Hotel commented:

“We were thrilled to welcome Experience Oxfordshire and their Partners to the Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock. We want to build stronger relationships with both the local market and business community in Oxfordshire, networking events such as this one are an ideal opportunity to do just that. It was fantastic to be able to showcase the Macdonald Bear and its facilities to these important partners from across the county.”

Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire said:

“We were delighted to welcome so many of our Partners to our summer networking event this week and it was a pleasure to work with the dedicated team at the Macdonald Bear Hotel. Events like these are one of the many benefits of being a Partner of Experience Oxfordshire and it was great to catch up with so many of them that continue to support the organisation. It was also an opportunity to welcome several new Partners and make valuable introductions and business connections. We were also delighted to showcase our newly launched Ambition Statement and let partners know about the exciting projects and opportunities that are coming up that they can get involved with.”

The summer networking event is part of a series of events and seminars that Experience Oxfordshire hosts throughout the year and is an exclusive benefit of being an Experience Oxfordshire Partner.

More details on our partnership scheme and future events can be found at www.experienceoxfordshire.org/partner.

1.Partners listening to Hayley-Beer Gamage and Peter Shrigley in the hotel restaurant

2. Blenheim Palace representatives in attendance – left to right: Niamh O’Sullivan, Minnie Fiedderus-Diaconu, Cathy Penry, Ulrika Ericson

3. Left to right: Peter Shrigley ( Macdonald Hotels ), Nick Brakspear ( Royal Cars ), Jonathan Sayers ( Concierge History Tours ), Alex Martin ( Experience Oxfordshire )

4. Partners networking in the Churchill Bar













For more information contact:

Antonio Ferrara
Phone: 01865 686433
Email: antonio.ferrara@experienceoxfordshire.org / press@experienceoxfordshire.org


Experience Oxfordshire
Experience Oxfordshire is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are the trading arm of the parent charity, the Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, and are a not-for-profit partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.


The Macdonald Bear Hotel
Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire and offers a beautiful slice of luxury in the heart of the countryside. Set in Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, the 54 bedroom hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities and an award-winning restaurant. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford, the hotel is a popular choice for leisure breaks, business and weddings.