Why Manchester is an Obvious Choice for Meeting Planners

The sophisticated city of Manchester is not a new player in the world of international meetings business. With direct flights available from around 200 destinations worldwide, including scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in the US, Manchester is witnessing significant growth in tourism and international business.

With a proven track record of staging world-class conferences and events, meeting planners can be assured of one thing in Manchester – quality. From the most simple to the most demanding, this city takes pride in accommodating events with a capacity for up to 19,000 attendees. A flurry of world-class properties are newly opened and a few other are on the launch pad. The new and luxurious property of Hotel Gotham added 800 swanky rooms in 2015. Famous for its edgy soccer-focused vibe, Hotel Football has hospitality venues on 12 floors. The circular 13-story building of Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in 2017. Next to Victoria Station, this gleaming property is already in buzz for its spacious VIP suites. The dynamic spirit of England’s north is reflected in the Lowry Hotel, delivering luxury, vibrancy and a seductive measure of Northern fun. Part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of The World, The Lowry Hotel has gone through a full refurbishment in 2015 and 2016.

Some obvious choices of meeting planners include Manchester Central Convention Complex, which includes Victorian Central Hall with a space of 107,639 sq. ft.; Manchester Conference Center which has 18 meeting rooms, two lecture theaters, restaurants, bars and a 117-room hotel; EventCity offering 301,389 sq. ft. of space; and Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena of Europe, with a capacity for 21,000.

Bottom line: Manchester’s vitality attracts numerous meetings and conference organizers; and the reason could be its convenient location, impressive meeting venues, fine traditions of culture, music, sports or top-class events.

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Written by Cvent Guest