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A look inside the refurbished Oxford’s Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel Refurbishment - Reception
Artist impression of refurbished Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford

The new owners of the 5-star Macdonald Randolph Hotel on Beaumont Street in Oxford have unveiled the designs for its interior following a refurbishment programme.

AJ Capital Partners acquired the 151-bedroom hotel in November 2019 and planned to debut it as Graduate Oxford, England as part of the Graduate Hotels® Collection. AJ Capital Partners' Graduate Hotels are a collection of hand-crafted boutique hotels, located in the heart of the dynamic university towns.

Artist impression of refurbished Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is undergoing a six-month refurbishment programme covering all the guest bedrooms/suites and the lobby and common areas. The redesign takes inspiration from the centuries of history and tradition at the University of Oxford; paying homage to storied creators, innovators and notable alumni throughout.

Launched in 2014, Graduate Hotels currently has 28 open and operating hotels in towns across the US, with an additional 7 properties under development and slated to open by the end of 2021. This includes their first international locations in Oxford and Cambridge.

The hotel was scheduled to reopen in Spring 2021, but a spokeswoman for the chain has confirmed that it will reopen in June 2021.