Visit Manchester in Luxury
If you're travelling to Manchester for a luxury vacation to remember, we recommend checking in on the following upscale and luxurious accommodations.
1. Copthorne Manchester
Located on the Salford Quays neighbourhood, the Copthorne Manchester was luxuriously renovated in 1997 and today features the latest and most modern facilities and conveniences as well as a magnificent view of the waterfront. The city centre is just two miles away from the hotel while the airport is only 10 miles away. There are 166 rooms in all and each one is extraordinarily large and usually decorated in a soothing beige and terracotta colour scheme. The hotel has an excellent and classy restaurant, Chandler's, with its own private cocktail bar. There are nine conference rooms that can accommodate 180 guests maximum and two suites with ISDN access as well as six syndicate rooms. The hotel has an in-house coordinator to handle corporate conference needs and provide audio-visual equipment, courier services and message handling upon request. The Copthorne Manchester offers a bar and a minibar, parking, television, restaurant, sauna, whirlpool, fitness club, internet access, disabled access, car-hire facilities, business facilities, 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
2. Crowne Plaza Manchester - The Midland
Located at Oxford Street and St. Peter's Square, the Crowne Plaza Manchester - The Midland is one of Manchester's most popular landmarks and most imposing buildings. Its red-brick Edwardian faÃƒÂ§ade is magnificent and stylishly lined with flame-bearing torches. There are over 300 rooms, including the luxurious Queen and Presidential suites reflective of an old-style country manor. Two of the hotel's restaurants are AA Rosette awardees. The gym offers aerobic classes as well as physiotherapy, beauty treatments and allergy testing. The function rooms can accommodate up to 700 guests and these include the historic Rolls and Royce Suites, which are named in honour of the car partnership which was signed in there in 1904. The Midland offers a bar and minibar, television, restaurant, sauna, whirlpool, fitness club, hairdresser, solarium, swimming pool, computer facilities, 24-hour room service and air conditioning. Pets are allowed.
3. The Lowry Hotel
Standing proudly beside the Trinity Bridge on the River Irwell, the Lowry Hotel is one of the newest and most luxurious five-star hotels in the city. Its design is ultra-modern, featuring minimalist influences with plenty of natural light, glass and metal that give off a strong sense of urban chic. The lavish in-house restaurant, Marco Pierre White in the River Room, is famous in its own right for its culinary delights and its world-acclaimed chef. There are 164 rooms in all. The Lowry Hotel offers a bar and minibar, parking, television, restaurant, safe deposit, hairdresser, sauna, whirlpool, fitness club, solarium, car-hire facilities, business facilities, computer facilities, internet access, disabled access and 24-hour room service.
4. Manchester Airport Hilton
Built in 1986, the Manchester Airport Hilton is one of the newest and most modern additions to the famed Hilton hotel chain. The airport terminal is less than a mile away while the city centre is only 20 minutes away. There are nearby tourist attractions such as the Quarry Bank Mill and the Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens. There are 223 rooms in all and each room has a direct-dial phone as well as facilities for making tea and coffee. There are also nine corporate functions rooms for a maximum of 300 guests. The hotel also has a steam bath, plunge pool and full-size swimming pool. The Manchester Airport Hilton offers a bar and minibar, parking, television, restaurant, sauna, whirlpool, fitness club, business facilities, computer facilities, disabled access, car-hire facilities, 24-hour room service and air conditioning.
5. The Marriott Manchester Hotel & Country Club
The restored Marriott Manchester Hotel & Country Club stands on the site of Worsley Old Hall surrounded by 200 acres of woodland, giving it a unique and picturesque setting. There are 169 rooms in all, every one en suite and furnished with top-flight amenities, as well as nine corporate conference rooms that can accommodate a maximum 250 guests. The hotel boasts an award-winning in-house restaurant, an 18 hole championship golf course as well as a 20 meter indoor swimming pool and numerous gym and fitness facilities. The Marriott Manchester Hotel & Country Club offers a bar, parking, television, swimming pool, fitness club, business facilities, computer facilities, internet access, childcare facilities, 24-hour room service and air conditioning. Pets are allowed.
6. Palace Hotel
Owned by the Le Meridien Hotel Group, the Palace Hotel is one of central Manchester's most attractive and renowned landmarks, boasting of great urban elegance and charm. The hotel's smoked glass and marble interiors are stunning. Its location is ideal since it is on Oxford Road, a stone's throw away from some of the city's leading attractions, including the Palace Theatre and the Bridgewater Hall. There are 252 rooms in all, 12 conference rooms for a maximum of 200 guests and a Palace Ballroom for 1,000 guests. The in-house Waterhouse Restaurant is renowned for its sumptuous excellent cuisine and is a special favourite of vegetarians. The Copper Face Jacks bar and pub is a popular local haunt because of its vibrant ambience and nightly live music. The Palace Hotel offers a bar and minibar, televisions, restaurant, whirlpool, business facilities, childcare facilities and 24-hour room service.