Gleneagles explores redundancy option as corporate bookings are slashed

Gleneagles Hotel has asked every single member of its staff to consider redundancy because of a downturn in corporate bookings.


PR manager Simon Brown told Event the hotel was "fortunate" that its leisure market remained strong, with plenty of repeat business, but admitted corporate bookings and events were putting a strain on the world-famous venue.

"The corporate market is weak," said Brown. "We are looking at the option of voluntary redundancy to see if we can work something out."

During peak times, 700-800 staff work at the hotel. Among other things, it is famous for its championship golf courses; being owned by drinks behemoth Diageo; and staging the infamous 31st G8 summit in July 2005, which was interrupted by the London tube bombings.

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