Experience Oxfordshire host summer networking event at the newest Andrew Brownsword Hotel: Old Swan & Minster Mill
Last week, Experience Oxfordshire welcomed Partners to their annual summer networking event at the Old Swan & Minster Mill near Witney. The event marked a year since the Old Swan & Minster Mill became part of Andrew Brownsword Hotels, a collection of 13 luxurious countryside and city centre hotels in the UK.
Showcasing the venue to Experience Oxfordshire Partners, the team at the Old Swan & Minster Mill welcomed guests with prosecco and canapes, before an introduction from the Experience Oxfordshire’s new Chair of the Board, Joanna Simons CBE, and was followed by afternoon tea.
Guests were treated to a tour of the rural hotel’s facilities, which is nestled in 65 acres of picturesque land and consists of 52 stylish bedrooms, unique meetings and events spaces, the Old Swan pub, and a newly opened Garden Spa.
Margaret Al-Kubasi, Senior Sales Manager at the Old Swan & Minster Mill commented on hosting the event: “We are delighted to now belong to The Andrew Brownsword Hotel collection which ranges from 4-star City Centre Hotels to 5 Red Star luxury properties. Despite the rain we had a remarkable turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the fizz and cream tea. The duck racing, campfire with hot chocolate and marshmallows and crayfish catching will just have to wait till everybody visits us again!”
Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire said, “We were delighted to welcome so many of our Partners to our summer networking event at the charming Old Swan and Minster Mill yesterday. Events like these are a benefit 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.”
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.
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Experience Oxfordshire is the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are a not-for-profit partnership organisation committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business. We have a growing partnership network of businesses spanning all parts of the visitor economy, and through effective collaboration we are all working to ensure Oxfordshire becomes a leading destination for tourism, culture and business. Experience Oxfordshire benefits from the support of its valued Board Members, who all work on a voluntary basis for the organisation, providing expertise from a variety of backgrounds.
Old Swan & Minster Mill is a quintessentially English country inn and hotel in the heart of Oxfordshire. Situated 15 miles from Oxford in Minster Lovell near the charming market town of Witney, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is nestled in 65 acres of idyllic grounds, and its English inn and adjoining mill effortlessly combine rural charm with modern design. The hotel is home to 52 comfortable bedrooms, a newly refurbished spa, a hearty restaurant and stunning grounds. Also, suitable for meetings and events, the Old Swan & Minster Mill have a range of spaces and facilities on offer to make the perfect venue for weddings, corporate retreats, team building days and more.
From left to right: Margaret Al-Kubasi, Senior Sales Manager, Old Swan and Minster Mill; Joanna Simons CBE, Chair of Board, Experience Oxfordshire; Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive, Experience Oxfordshire