Guests visiting the newly-transformed, vibrant and lively area overlooking Manchester's vivacious city centre will enjoy the hotel's huge refurbishment work which has put the iconic 14-floor property back in the spotlight as Manchester's 21st-century meeting place. Guests can gaze out over the city from one of the 280 contemporary rooms or take in views of Piccadilly Gardens from the Arts Brasserie and bar. The 800-capacity International Suite makes a grand venue for any big event. Further facilities include a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, lift access, room service and a car park.
Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester in north-west England, near the moors of Lancashire, the city hotel is just 800 m from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and 50 m from Piccadilly Gardens' bus station and the Metrolink tram stop. Manchester Arndale shopping centre is just 500 m from the city hotel, Manchester United FC is 6.2 km away and the opera house is around 1.4 km away. Nearby airports include Manchester International Airport (15 km away), Liverpool John Lennon (55 km away), Blackpool (85 km away), East Midlands (145 km away) and Birmingham International (172 km away).
The climate-controlled standard rooms come with a flat-screen TV and movies on-demand as well as Internet access. Guests can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee on the extra-comfortable Hypnos double or king-size bed, or pamper themselves with toiletries in the en suite spotlight bathroom with a shower and bathtub. Other in-room amenities include a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, radio, safe, ironing set and individually regulated heating.
A breakfast buffet is served each morning and if guests are looking for an informal bite to eat, the restaurant offers a wide selection of internationally inspired dishes from set menus for lunch and dinner. These range from quick snacks to three course meals.
American Express, MasterCard, VISA and cash payments are accepted.
By car: from the M6 south (London, Birmingham) exit the M6 at junction 19 (Knutsford). At the roundabout, take the third exit (A556, Manchester). Follow the A556 for 7 km to the roundabout and take the 3rd exit (M56, Manchester). Continue on the M56 and onto the A5103. Continue on the dual carriageway for 11 km, following signs for the city centre. At the roundabout, take the second exit, following signs for GMEX, and continue onto Medlock Street. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Great Bridgewater Street, by the side of Bridgewater Hall. Go through the next set of lights (with McDonald's on the right) into Portland Street. Go through two sets of lights, then take the second left (opposite Yates' Wine Lodge) into Charlotte Street. Take the 2nd right-hand turn into George Street. Turn right into New York Street and continue down New York Street.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed