Malmaison Oxford is a boutique hotel in Oxford city centre, with 95 richly appointed rooms and suites.
A former prison, the building is rich in atmosphere and history – originally built as Oxford Castle in 1071 by William The Conquerer, the later constructions were turned into a jail around 1230.
In 1996 HM Prison Oxford, as it had eventually become, was deemed too expensive to modernise and bring up to current prison standards and so was closed down.
Work started on the ambitious redevelopment of the jail in 2003 and was completed in December 2005.
Guests at the FAM trip were able to soak up all this history and more – following registration everyone enjoyed an array of canapés and mini burgers, along with complementary wine and beer courtesy of Corporate Traveller.
Then followed an interactive presentation/brainstorm hosted by Corporate Traveller, during which PAs discussed some of their day to day challenges and learned about some of the services offered, including free personal service, duty of care and the new SAM travel app and online booking tools.
It was a fantastic evening – Here are some highlights: