Perfectly situated in the heart of Manchester, just a short walk from Deansgate and Spinningfields and right by the River Irwell on Water Street, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel has had a £500,000 makeover. The Grade II-listed building originally dates back to 1844 and was converted into a hotel in 1989.
The renovation of the reception and lobby, alongside the conference foyer and bar area, seamlessly combines the old with the new, adding 21st century amenities to 19th century design. The exposed, original brickwork, cast iron columns, and vintage wooden beams are now juxtaposed with a new ‘Power-Up Pod’ that’s home to 12 laptop or phone charging points and complimentary WiFi.
“Manchester is an ever-changing city – the opening of the nearby St John’s Quarter is close with three new residential blocks at the Slateyard also opening right across the river next year,” says general manager Peter Hill. “This means the requirements of the guests we welcome through our door are changing.” The Victoria & Albert Hotel has 148 rooms and suites, meeting and conference facilities, lounge bar and a riverside restaurant.