Fast-growing hotel operator unveils stylish property in prime location
Dominvs Hospitality has opened its latest hotel, a flagship new build property in the centre of Manchester. The Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre is operating under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and features Holiday Inn’s signature Open Lobby concept, high specification accommodation and cutting edge meeting facilities.
The 298-bedroom, 4-star hotel is Dominvs Hospitality’s sixth property, with a further 4 developments in the pipeline, as it builds a national portfolio. One of the fastest growing hotel companies in the country, its existing properties are located in Scotland, Darlington and Sheffield. The Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre is located in the vibrant Piccadilly area of the city, close to Piccadilly Station.
High Spec Facilities
The hotel’s large ‘Open Lobby’ is a key focal point for the hotel and combines reception, restaurant, bar, lounge, business centre and To Go Café proudly serving Starbucks. The multipurpose space has been designed with contemporary décor and bright colours to create a vibrant, stylish area for guests to eat, drink, socialise, work or just relax. Like the rest of the hotel, it features super-fast free Wi-Fi.
With flexible 24 hour dining options guests are given the opportunity to eat “what they like, where they like, when they like”. Meanwhile the 298 highly specified bedrooms feature air conditioning attractive bath amenities, 40-inch LCD Smart HD televisions and built-in USB ports located on the wall sockets at both desk level and by the beds.
The hotel’s 12 meeting rooms feature state-of-the-art technology including Bose sound system, Barco ClickShare wireless presentation, which offers business meetings a slick presentation set up as it replaces wired setups and also has the capability to link into data on mobile devices so that can be shared on screen, enhancing the conference or meeting experience. The meeting rooms also have integrated user friendly touch panels. Along with an impressive terrace and breakout area overlooking the canal they are perfect for business events and private dining from 2 to 140.
The hotel offers guests a real sense of the city in which it is located.
Design touches include a large neon sign featuring the famous quote from Manchester music impresario Tony Wilson; ‘This is Manchester, we do things differently here’, while other art includes song lyrics from famous Manchester bands and full size city maps. The meeting rooms have been named after local music heroes as well as world famous night club ‘The Hacienda’ to reflect Manchester’s rich musical heritage.
The hotel’s distinct local personality can also be seen in the food and beverage offering. As well as international favourites, menus feature local dishes such as Lancashire Hot Pot and Bury Black Pudding, along with Manchester Tart and Eccles Cakes. Specially created cocktails include ‘Our Kid’, ‘This Charming Man’ and ‘Twisting My Melon’, all expressions synonymous with the city.
Dominvs Chief Operating Officer, Sean Brookes commented: ‘We’re proud to have opened a fantastic hotel with lots of style in the heart of the Manchester at a time when the city is going from strength to strength. Combining the power of the Holiday Inn brand with high quality facilities, cutting edge technology and local personality, we are confident that it will soon become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike’.
Find out more about the hotel at himanchestercity.com