Business Travel in Manchester
one of the world’s leading cities for business and
the UK’s largest economic region outside London makes Manchester the perfect place to do business. So
if you’re visiting the city on business then you’ll
be pleased to know there is a wealth of hotels, restaurants
and top-class conference centres that cater for all your
For those travelling to the area by air then a hotel that
is close to the airport but not too far from the city
centre is probably your best option, and Manchester has
just what you’re looking for with the Forte Posthouse,
the Manchester Airport Moat House and the Hilton
Situated inside the airport complex, the Forte
Posthouse caters very well for business travellers
as each room comes with Internet facilities, an interactive
TV and pay-to-view movies. The hotel also has a swimming
pool, sauna and a fitness club, along with 15 conference
rooms, two restaurants and a bar, so you don’t actually
need to venture out at all if you don’t want to.
Located just a mile from the airport terminal is the Manchester
Airport Hilton, part of the world famous Hilton-chain.
Here you’ll find all the business and computer facilities
you need as well as a swimming pool, nine fully equipped
meeting rooms and a secretarial and translation service.
If you prefer picturesque views during your business trip
then book a room at the Manchester Airport Moat House,
which is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. It’s
just 20 minutes from the city centre and only ten minutes
from the airport, and offers a full range of business
and conference facilities along with free airport transfers.
For city centre business accommodation close to Manchester’s
main Piccadilly train station, try the elegantly designed Malmaison Hotel or the Jarvis Piccadilly.
Situated just five minutes from the station, the Malmaison
Hotel has a traditional brasserie and a bar, along with
theatre, classroom and boardroom-style conference rooms.
The luxury hotel also has a sauna, solarium and whirlpool
so you can relax after a long day of business meetings.
Just a stone’s throw away from there you’ll
find the four star modern Jarvis Piccadilly, which
offers full business facilities and 22 conference rooms.
To sample Manchester's renowned conference and hotel facility
then check out the Manchester Conference Centre and
Hotel in the heart of the UMIST campus. The hotel
is just five minutes from Piccadilly train station and
the adjoining centre caters for up to 1,500 delegates,
making it an ideal place to stay for business visitors.
There are boardrooms, lounges, executive boxes, council
chambers, garden rooms, ballrooms, lecture theatres, grand
suites and even a huge exhibition centre.
The purpose-built Manchester International Conference
Centre (MICC) is one place that is quickly building
up a great reputation for the city in international business
circles. Located in the heart of the city, with direct
links to the airport and beyond, the MICC adjoins the
magnificent 10,350 square metre G-Mex Centre, which is
also perfect for exhibitions.
Manchester Airport also offers a range of conference
facilities including, the Atlantic Suite, which offers
the very latest in audio-visual equipment, top-class cuisine
and professional conference advisers.
Also close to the airport is Cheadle House, a modern
residential training and conference centre set within
a charming Victorian building. It has eight main meeting
rooms, all equipped with audio-visual facilities, and
12 supporting seminar rooms. There is also a restaurant
and a bar, serving traditional and continental cuisine.
If you’re after a venue with a difference, Manchester
doesn’t disappoint. The choices include the magnificent Bridgewater Hall international concert
venue, the newly extended Manchester Art Gallery,
the Lowry, Manchester Town Hall and the ultra-modern Urbis.
Sometimes it may be necessary to hire computer equipment
for the duration of your business trip and AC Computer
Services in Stockport do just that. They specialise
in both the rental of desktop and notebook computers,
along with PC, printer and peripheral sales and customer
support. Rental can be arranged over a wide number of
time periods from a single day to a year, and delivery
and installation are included in the service.
Finally if you want to sample Manchester's eateries or
bar culture during your stay, get along to Deansgate
Locks, which has a row of trendy bars, most of which
also serve good food.
Also worth a visit is the city’s Chinatown,
which has a great selection of Oriental restaurants, many
of which cater for business lunches and dinners.
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