The Hilton occupies the lower 23 floors of Manchester's tallest building, Beetham Tower. It's a swanky option, right in the centre of the city, at a sweeter price than you’d expect (though note that there's a charge for wifi). Bedrooms are sleekly corporate. Amenities include a pool, sauna and steam room, but the big attraction is Cloud 23, a sky bar with wow factor and knockout views.
Best for: glamour pusses and panoramic views