Our city isn’t short of great places to stay and right there at the top of the pile of Manchester’s greatest hotels has always been The Midland.
The place where Mr Rolls met Mr Royce has undergone a spectacular refurbishment to the tune of £14 million. That eclipses the £1 million The Midland Railway spent to build the hotel back in 1903 when it acted as the ritziest place to stay for visitors coming up from London.
So what can we expect when its doors reopen?
Every part of the landmark building has been done out even more lavishly than before. Its 312 bedrooms have undergone a complete transformation, the main foyer and lobby area now have a split-level bar, and all of the hotel’s dining spaces have had a fresh makeover – including a brand-new restaurant, Mount Street. The French, one of the city’s best restaurants, remains.
It’s all good news for anyone looking to stay over in Manchester anytime soon, as the city’s nightlife, music, culture and sport spring back into life and we start welcoming tourists back again. The timing couldn’t be better.
The hotel has always been one of Manchester’s grandest buildings, its terracotta exterior making it an unmissable city centre sight. Now, with its interior as eye-catching as its exterior, The Midland brings some quality old-school glamour back to the city.
The Midland Hotel reopens on Monday May 17. www.themidlandhotel.co.uk