This 328-room dual-branded hotel, comprising Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites, is the first of its kind in the north of England. The double-decker building, so called because one brand is placed on top of the other, is in the vanguard of a growing trend for dual-branded properties in the UK. The hotel is located in the heart of Manchester’s University district.
The Crowne Plaza occupies the lower 12-storeys with 212 guest rooms, a 120-seat restaurant, bar, fully equipped 24-hour gym, club lounge and seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms catering for over 200 delegates. The extended-stay brand Staybridge Suites, is located on the upper seven floors with a mix of 116 modern studio and one-bedroom suites featuring fully-equipped
kitchens and exceptional views of the city. A communal lounge/terrace on the 18th floor includes a hub kitchen, observation deck and reading den and living room, complete with fire place, book shelves and sofas.