Manchester is the regional capital of the north west of England and the UK's largest economic region outside London. To understand better the real density of Manchester inhabitants it is quite enough to look at the population of the Great Manchester - over 2.5 million people living in an area of 1,200 km2 - and compare it with the population of Manchester itself - 430,000 people living in the area of 117 km2. Its population is one and a half times more than in Great Manchester district.
According to the British Tourist Association, Manchester attracted the third highest number of foreign visitors. Tourism has contributed $1.5 billion pounds in the general budget. Owing to hosted in Manchester the 2002 Commonwealth Games, many new hotel developments were generated.
Nowadays in Manchester you can find a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets.
The most visited, fashionable and favorable Manchester hotels are Copthorne Hotel Manchester, Atrium by Bridge Street, Great John Street Hotel, Lowry Hotel, Princess on Portland Hotel, Arora International and of course Midland Manchester Hotel. We'd like to tell you about Midland Manchester Hotel - the most famous hotel for being the meeting place of Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce leading to the formation of Rolls-Royce Limited in 1906. This fashionable grand hotel received such celebrity people as The Beckhams, George Best, Tom Jones, Pavarotti, Mike Tyson, Jennifer Lopez, Prince Edward and Manchester United footballer Fabien Barthez.
Situated on Peter Street in the city centre, Midland Manchester is one of the most historic and famous landmarks of this city that is considered to be one of the best hotels in Europe after 100 years of welcoming people. Midland Manchester, built by Charles Trubshaw in 1898-1903, is situated next to the G-Mex conference and exhibition centre, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central Library. Its favorable position allows the guests to be in the centre of vibrant Manchester life.
Since its foundation, this grand, 20th century grade II listed building with ornate brick facade has won an unrivalled reputation for elegance, luxury, high standards of cuisine and customer service. To become a five-star hotel, in 2004 Midland Manchester joined the Paramount group and is currently in the process of a 1.5 million pound restoration program. The first phase of The Midland Hotel's 15 million pound refurbishment is now complete.
Today's Midland Manchester boasts 317 en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms and suites. The guestrooms are decorated in rich colors with sumptuous floral fabrics and oak furnishings. The rooms are medium in size, and equipped with full facilities including coffee and tea making facilities.
Guests can enjoy use of the hotel's leisure club, complete with indoor swimming pool, a sauna, jetted spa, a squash court and a well-equipped fitness room. The hotel also houses a hair salon, a newsstand and secure pay parking. Business users will find extensive services on hand: audio-visual equipment, Internet access facilities, and a choice of modern conference and event rooms.
In addition, the guests of Midland Manchester have the possibility to enjoy the delicious cuisine of the award winning The French Restaurant - the French serves French specialties such as Roasted Monkfish, and Poached Sea Bass, in a refined setting with high ceilings and chandeliers. The hotel possesses the two more restaurants - The Trafford Restaurant and Octagon Terrace & Bar. The Trafford Restaurant is more informal and serves international dishes from both a menu and a hot buffet. The Octagon Terrace & Bar serves afternoon tea, light snacks, a selection of hot, and cold drinks. Midland Manchester welcomes all comers.
Once have visited the Midland, it's dead certain you will return.