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Macdonald Hotels joins in the Homecoming Scotland celebrations


Macdonald Hotels has joined in the Homecoming Scotland 2009 festivities, launching a new microsite designed to promote the year long programme of events and activities celebrating Scotlandís contributions to the world.

Macdonald Hotels new microsite offers visitors the chance to see the events and activities near to Macdonald Hotelsí properties that will make up Homecoming Scotland 2009.

Homecoming 2009 kicked off on January 25th with the celebration of the 250th birthday of Robert Burns, Scotlandís national poet, and will continue until St. Andrewís Day which falls on November 30th. Those wishing to join in the festivities can enjoy a number of activities including the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, the Turnberry Golf open Championship and Edinburghís historic Clan Gathering.

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival will also be taking place under the Homecoming Scotland 2009 banner, with comedians from around the world joining home grown talent such as Rhona Cameron and Jerry Sadowitz to perform at the festival. Perennial British favourites Ardal íO Hanlon, Rob Brydon and Ross Noble will also be performing at the festival.

Macdonald Hotels will be offering Homecoming accommodation for those looking to take in the sights and sounds of the celebrations, with 3, 4 and 7 night breaks available at several of their Scottish properties.

About Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Limited operates over 40 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain. The company employs over 4,400 staff and operates in excess of 3900 hotel rooms. First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts was floated in 1996 on the main London Stock Exchange. In 2003, it returned to private ownership and was one of Scotlandís biggest public to private deals at a cost of £620m, which was wholly underwritten by the Bank of Scotland. The Bank now owns 50% of the equity with the remainder held by the management.

The Groupís focus is on developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with the quality and attention to detail expected of the Macdonald brand. In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and provenance of its food within the hotels, from breakfast through to dinner, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines.

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