Manchester’s hotels are on a par with Manhattan and Monte Carlo, according to the general manager of the stunning INNSIDE By Melia Manchester.
After the success of the INNSIDE brand across Europe, Melia Hotels International opened its first UK hotel in Manchester last year. It was one of several high-profile arrivals amid a boom in the hotel sector in the UK’s second city.
Motel One, Hotel Gotham, King Street Townhouse and Hotel Football also welcomed visitors from last year while the Lowry Hotel underwent a multi-million pound transformation.
INNSIDE’s Adam Munday, who will speak at BusinessCloud’s business breakfast on the future of Manchester’s hotel sector on Thursday 13th October, described the scene as “amazing”.
“Manchester, Manhattan, Monte Carlo… the choice of hotels in all of these cities is awesome,” Munday told BusinessCloud.
“Now Manchester is talked about on the world stage, which, for a Northern industrial UK city, is awesome.
“You can have dinner overlooking the world’s most famous football club (Manchester United), swim in a roof-top city pool, eat amazing food and listen to a DJ at breakfast.”
INNSIDE has a modern façade and is situated a short walk from Deansgate and Manchester Central.
Its rooms are contemporary and offer guests a great level of service and comfort.
Despite the glut of openings, Manchester enjoyed record occupancy rates as the city’s visitor economy continues to go from strength to strength on the back of the popularity of Manchester City and Manchester United.
Hilton Hotels, EasyJet, Travelodge and the Topland Group have all announced plans of their own for next year while hotels form a key part of Allied London’s £1 billion St John’s masterplan and Gary Neville’s and Ryan Giggs’ St Michael’s development.
Munday, who joined MHI in January 2015, added: “The hotel scene in Manchester offers travellers with every budget great choice and locations.
“With global leading event space, futuristic scientific development and world-renowned sports teams, Manchester’s hotels should continue to trade well in years to come.”
What do you think the future of Manchester’s hotel sector looks like? Is the future niche or corporate? Can Manchester’s visitor economy sustain even more hotels?
These will be some of the questions discussed at BusinessCloud’s hotel breakfast discussion, sponsored by Percipient and chaired by award-winning journalist Chris Maguire. Join the debate at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel on Thursday 13th October.