This former 19th century cotton warehouse has recently received a full refurbishment, turning it into a pristine boutique style hotel with oodles of charm, style and space. If it is a relaxing time you are aiming for, then this is the place to head for. Each one of the 85 rooms is thoughtfully styled with Egyptian cotton bed linen, a 32’’ flat screen TV, laptop safe, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. There are 4 styles of rooms – classic, superior, executive or suite meaning that there is a room to suit your exact requirements and budget.
The dedicated executive centre with Wi-Fi, fax and photocopying facilities is a winner for the business traveller, as is the fact that it is located just a quarter of a mile from Piccadilly train station.
The bar and brassiere at this hotel prides itself on serving only the best local and seasonal produce, cooked in an imaginative and fresh way. The extensive wine list features both classic and new world wines. The contemporary bar is fitted out with leather booths for those intimate tête a têtes and large sofas for more social groups and drinks. A sample or two from the bar cocktail list is a must for anyone staying here, to whet your whistle before hitting the town.
In the local area
As the sun goes down, Manchester comes alive! The central location of this hotel is ideal for making the most of the Canal Street nightlife. With its plethora of bars and nightclubs, Canal Street pulsates to a rhythm all of its own and is a must for any night owl with a passion for dancing the night away. If the Canal Street nightlife is not enough for you, a short hop away you will find Deansgate, with its stylish bars and restaurants. By night it’s a funky, hip Manchester hangout where locals and tourists find and lose themselves, but by day it’s a relaxing place to enjoy a spot of brunch with friends and family.
For a more balanced and easy day out, why not take yourself off to the eclectic Manchester Art Gallery? Attracting over 400,000 visitors every year, this cutting edge gallery showcases everything from pop art to fine classics, photography to family friendly exhibitions all under one roof. Entry into the gallery is free and it is open Tuesday – Sunday each week.
If you fancy something to get your muscles working though, head for the state of the art Manchester Aquatics Centre. A guaranteed rainy day family favourite, this excellent swimming centre offers diverse water based activities, including water polo lessons and fun swim sessions during the school holidays.