Oxford’s Randolph Hotel has been bought by an American chain - and it could change its name.

It has been announced that the hotel could become Graduate Oxford.

Oxford Mail:

These images from the Oxford Mail archives show the Randolph welcoming local community groups and student groups to various functions over the years.

Oxford Mail:

Graduate Hotels, owned by AJ Capital Partners, announced last week that it has acquired the Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Beaumont Street.

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The company has pledged a revamp and said the 151-bedroom hotel would reopen as Graduate Oxford, part of the Graduate Hotels collection, in 2021.

Oxford Mail:

The proposed name change has already caused controversy and Ian Green, chairman of Oxford Civic Society, said it would 'go down very badly in Oxford' and advised the new owners not to go ahead.