Jeremy Hunt opens Radisson Edwardian Guildford - and shares hotel tipping advice...
PUBLISHED: 11:57 03 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:13 20 February 2013
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt was guest of honour last week at a reception to celebrate the opening of the £60 million Radisson Edwardian Guildford.
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt was guest of honour last week at a reception to celebrate the opening of the 60 million Radisson Edwardian Guildford.
Addressing guests, Jeremy Hunt shared his experiences as a student working as a luggage porter in a Parisian hotel where he advised that he found the Americans the best tippers and by pretending to be French got bigger tips.
Its amazing to see the changes thanks to the redevelopment that has been going on these past few years, said Jeremy Hunt, who grew up in the nearby Shere.
Im delighted that Guildford will play host to the Olympic flame next year and this hotel forms a key part of the towns London 2012 legacy. The Olympics will be a crucial springboard for UK tourism from which the Radisson Edwardian Guildford, and many other hotels, will benefit.
Hunt was joined by over 500 guests, including Cllr Terence Patrick, Mayor of Guildford and representatives from University of Surrey, Guildford Cathedral and G Live.
Guildfords first four-star hotel is a joint venture between Marcol and the Nicholas James Group along with operator, Radisson Edwardian, and forms a major part of the regeneration of the towns upper high street.
- Radisson Edwardian Guildford Hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford Surrey GU1 3DA: 01483 792300