Manchester Pride Proudly Returns
This bank holiday weekend, the Manchester Pride festival is back, bigger and better than ever. With loads of wild, wacky and wonderful events planned, including performances from chart toppers and the famous pride parade, you’re certain to have a fabulous time. The festival is funded by Manchester Pride, a registered charity that campaigns for equality and provides opportunities and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The charity raises money for LGBT causes and HIV projects by running events throughout the year, including The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit and Superbia. With superstars such as Groove Armada, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Will Young and MNEK performing during the four-day celebration, thousands are expected to flock to Manchester to join what is, undeniably, one of the boldest festivals around. Expect a full assault on the senses in the Gaydio Dance Arena, “where disco meets dance and DJs meet drag artists”, or just relax and suck up the atmosphere in one of the many restaurants and bars that make up Manchester’s Gay Village. On Saturday 27th August, hit the streets to see the iconic Manchester Pride Parade march through the City. With tens of thousands of spectators expected to attend, the event will […]
Afternoon Tea for everyone!
One of lifes little pleasures is just to sit and chill, whether you are with your friends, partner or kids, and of course having cake and tea helps a little more. Our afternoon tea is the perfect addition for this, complete with tasty cakes and gorgeous freshly baked scones, it seems a little devilish sometimes but its so good! We also have a great option for kids to, perfect for any child, this will make them feel special and a little more grown up. With their gingerbread man to decorate, cheese, ham and chicken sandwiches, cakes and their choice of drink this will please any little one. Contact us direct to book yours now and let us help you enjoy your days a little more. https://bit.ly/2MapKKn
10% off your bill with your event or show tickets
There’s a reason why Manchester is the place to visit this summer. Boasting a generous amount of popular galleries, museums, venues and festivals, this vibrant and diverse city has truly established itself as one of the UKs leading cultural hotspots. It’s no surprise, then, that the City attracts a wealth of global entertainers. This year alone, superstars such as Lionel Richie, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Rihanna and Rod Stewart will be gracing our stages and huge festivals, including Parklife and Creamfields, will have the City on its feet. However, there’s more to Manchester than its music scene (although it is, without a doubt, incredible) so if you fancy something different there’s plenty of bestselling theatre, shows and sport to see. If you’re visiting the City to attend any of these fantastic events, make sure to eat and drink at the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre. We’re offering 10% off your food and beverage bill when you display a valid event ticket to your server.
It’s National Space Day!
Today is National Space day and, seeing as we’re the European City of Science 2016, we thought we would celebrate by highlighting some of Manchester’s greatest seismic achievements. The City has a unique scientific heritage, boasting some of the most momentous scientific discoveries of all time. The first atom was split, computer built and aeroplane designed here and an impressive 25 Nobel Laureates have hailed from the Manchester University. With so many accomplishments under its belt, there was never any doubt that Manchester would be a pioneer in space exploration. In the 1930s, an astronomer called Bernard Lovell moved to Manchester to conduct research at the University. His speciality was “cosmic rays” however the light pollution from the City made it difficult to complete his studies so decided to push for funding to build a large radio telescope that would be based away from the City itself. After a tense wait, funding was finally granted and an 89-meter-high structure was built and operational by 1957. It was the largest telescope at the time and still aids in tracking artificial satellites and doubles up as a long range ballistic missile radar system! The Lovell Telescope is based at Jodrell Bank Observatory. You can visit […]
The Finishing Touches
The hotel is nearly finished and what a journey it’s been! In the past few months, we’ve made incredible progress, turning the former building site on Aytoun Street into something spectacular. We started building the Hotel in January 2014, demolishing the old Labour Exchange building and creating a remarkable 298-bedroom hotel from the rubble. However, there were plenty of obstacles we had to overcome to reach this point. The demolition process itself took 6 months to complete and a temporary dam had to be created to divert the canal water from the works area. As well as this, there were certain elements that couldn’t be built on site. For example, all of the bathrooms were assembled elsewhere and installed fully kitted out. You wouldn’t recognise the hotel now and we’re incredibly excited to start welcoming guests. With our innovative open lobby concept, the largest in the UK, the hotel promises to become a vibrant local hub for leisure and business guests alike.