The Midland is one of Manchester`s most famous landmarks and best loved hotels and has recently undergone a £15 million full refurbishment. There is no finer example of Edwardian architecture and it is considered to be one of the finest hotels in Europe. The Midland has welcomed many famous names through its doors and has been the backdrop for many a fascinating tale and significant meeting. This is the place where Hon Charles Stewart Rolls first met with Frederick Henry Royce in 1904 and formed the legendary Rolls Royce Ltd. The restaurants within the hotel present guests with a choice; the Octagon Terrace is the perfect place for light snacks and business meetings over coffee. For those just wishing to relax and enjoy, afternoon tea is a tradition that has carried through the years and is still as popular as ever. The Colony offers Bistro Style Cuisine, whilst those looking for that something special can visit the opulent surroundings of the French restaurant, one of the finest restaurants in Manchester and highly recommended by all who eat there. The popularity of The Midland can be accredited to its elegance, comfort and warm hospitality combined with outstanding facilities and meticulous service.