New open-plan foyer and guest workspace at Spinningfields hotel following £500,000 renovation work
The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel has recently completed work on its entrance and business conference area, creating a new welcome experience for the hotel’s clientele.
The hotel, situated in Spinningfields, has spent the last few months completing a £500,000 renovation of its reception and lobby, alongside its conference foyer and bar area, to create a new area for guests as they arrive at the hotel.
The result is a new open space incorporating all four areas that is now a more relaxing check-in environment that also offers guests a comfortable, stylish workspace with laptop and phone charging points.
When guests now enter the hotel, they will still be greeted by the exposed, original brickwork, cast iron columns, and vintage wooden beams, but will now be able to easily navigate their way from the main entrance to the newly installed ‘Power-Up Pod’ – home to 12 laptop or phone charging points and complimentary WiFi.
The work was completed by MC Construction following a tendering process. Part of the reason MC Construction were chosen is because the company makes a point of employing people from the local area – a practice the V&A Hotel also subscribes to.
Peter Hill, general manager of the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, said: “Manchester is an ever-changing city – the opening of the nearby St John’s Quarter is close with three new residential blocks at the Slateyard also opening right across the river next year.
“This means the requirements of the guests we welcome through our door are changing. At the V&A, we always want to be a hotel that is ready for the next few years, and so, with this refurbishment, we as a hotel are also changing so that we continue to meet their requirements.
“We are particularly proud of this refurbishment too, as we have kept the 19th Century feel of the original building but have added all the 21st Century amenities our guests expect. Our guests are at the centre of everything we do, and we’re sure they will find everything they need as part of our new welcome experience.”
With 148 bedrooms, on-site restaurant and lounge bar, Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel is located in Spinningfields, near Granada Studios.