Sponsorship Award Success for Hilton and Lancashire Cricket

Sponsorship Award Success for Hilton and Lancashire Cricket

SPONSORSHIP AWARD SUCCESS FOR HILTON AND LANCASHIRE CRICKET Hilton and Lancashire Cricket Club are delighted to have been named ‘Sport Sponsorship of the Year’, at the 2018 UK Sponsorship Awards. The accolade celebrates the ‘Best Beds in the House’ activation, which enabled guests to watch Lancashire Cricket pitch-side, from the comfort of a Hilton Garden Inn bed – with a complimentary private bar and room service included! The partnership was shortlisted with the likes of Cadburys, the Premier League, Mastercard, Stella Artois and NatWest, before ultimately being crowned winners. Launched at the Lancashire vs Yorkshire T20 Blast fixture, the ‘Best Beds in the House’ concept was to drive awareness of the new hotel at Emirates Old Trafford in 2017, as well as showcase Hilton Garden Inn’s bright hearted hospitality, as they sought to further launch their brand into the UK market. The activation area consisted of a terrace space with four Hilton standard king size beds on show for all to see within the ground, as well as those watching live on national television, throughout key fixtures during the season. Fans who entered the ground were able to take part in social media competition with Hilton, for the chance to win access to the exclusive area. Both partners were determined to engage with fans in the stadium, plus enhancing their experience on a cricket match day, as well as those watching the live broadcast matches on Sky TV – creating a total television reach of over 4.5million. The beds also achieved national press coverage, including The Guardian and The Telegraph, reaching a combined readership of over 550,000. Commenting on...
6 Months at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

6 Months at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

6 MONTHS AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD Business and leisure guests have now been enjoying the Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford for six months. The four-star hotel, which famously celebrated its opening at the home of Lancashire Cricket Club last September with outdoor beds, helps to serve the growing numbers of business and leisure visitors in Manchester. In the first four weeks of business, the team had accelerated sales and revenues to the level that would have been expected for the third and fourth months of trading. By the end of November, the four-star hotel had taken over 10,500 room bookings and welcomed even more customers – including some internationally famous faces, such as leading politicians and sports personalities. So far in 2018, Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford has achieved all of its room targets for ‘quarter one’ by 2nd March. The team, which now boasts over 50 members of staff, has already laundered 154,637 sheets, pulled 18,500 pints of beer and served up more than 2,900 Gin & Tonics and 1,600 of its delicious signature Mobley Burgers. So, what makes the hotel such a success? Bedrooms The accommodation perfectly complements the impressive conference, event and hospitality facilities already on-site, offering 150-bedrooms, 85 of which are pitch-facing, and there are 80 with balconies, boasting stunning views over one of cricket’s best known venues – adding to the superb hospitality offering for concerts, Lancashire Cricket and England fixtures. The bedrooms are suitably designed for any guest, including fully accessible spaces and adjoining doors for families. There’s a 40-inch HDTV, crisp white bedding, functional work space, ergonomic...
Victoria Warehouse shortlisted at the National Venue Awards

Victoria Warehouse shortlisted at the National Venue Awards

Iconic event space Victoria Warehouse have been shortlisted for ‘Best Unusual Venue’ at this year’s National Venue Awards. The nationwide awards showcase the excellence of venues from anywhere in the UK, focusing on their facilities, innovation, service level and contribution to the events industry. The National Venue Awards, organised by GCN Events contain 21 categories to suit all types of venues hosting a events such as gala dinners, conferences, weddings and exhibitions. The awards will be judged by a panel of key influencers representing expertise from every facet of the industry. Key personalities within the sector included in the judging panel this year are; Ian Edwards, Chief Executive at the Celtic Manor Collection, Kerrin MacPhie, Head of Business Events at VisitBritain and Heather Carter, Director at Blenheim Palace. The team at Victoria Warehouse are delighted to be recognised nationally for their contribution to events and hospitality. With an aim to ‘be the place everyone is taking about’, this is certainly a step in the right direction. The ceremony itself takes place here in Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford on 11th May, it’s set to be a great night with event professionals attending from all over the country. See the complete finalists listing; www.nationalvenueawards.co.uk/finalists To find out more on Victoria Warehouse; www.victoriawarehouse.com Victoria Warehouse: an event space like no other in the heart of Manchester. Our heritage in the cotton trade has been a symbol of strength and innovation in the city for more than a hundred years. Now, we’re channelling that spirit into Manchester showmanship. The historic nature and unconventional surroundings of Victoria Warehouse have inspired Britain’s greatest brands....
New Year & Valentine Day Wedding Proposals to Finding a Venue

New Year & Valentine Day Wedding Proposals to Finding a Venue

Christmas in a Manchester restaurant, the dessert has just been served, and a man drops to his knee by the side of his partner and pulls out a ring. Its a wedding proposal and he asks the inevitable big question, ‘will you marry me?’ (Fortunately it’s a yes!) and there’s a cheer from the surrounding tables. So, with the New Year comes optimism for a better 2018 and a fond farewell to 2017. Valentine’s Day (14th February) is just around the corner. So it’s a popular time of year where people get romantic and pop the question. On the basis all goes well, the hard bits done. But then comes planning the wedding day, and generally first on the agenda is the venue. To make the choice easier, Unique Venues of Manchester has an amazing range of venues. From traditional and iconic, to modern and contemporary spaces. The venues can help organise and host your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast or the evening reception (or all of the above). They may be able to suggest and recommend suppliers from photographers, cars, florists to wedding planners. There will definitely be lots of planning and lots of decisions to make. So whether you decide its Lily, Lavender or Lotus Flowers for the table centres; Pimms, Prosecco or Peroni for the drinks reception; or Turkey, Trout or Tofu for the main course, Unique Venues of Manchester venues are sure to provide you with a spectacular day! How to Search: Use the ‘Our Venues’ search option. Select ‘Wedding Reception’ from the drop down event type list. The view will change to show which venues...
Manchester Met’s Conference & Events team support Big Change Manchester

Manchester Met’s Conference & Events team support Big Change Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University Conference and Events Contribute to Big Change Manchester Since June 2017, Manchester Met’s Conference and Events team have committed to collect direct donations of £1. Collected from each conference day delegate rate for Big Change Manchester. In support of the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. The Partnership is a campaign drawing charities, grassroots groups, Manchester Council, businesses and residents together, and contributions to the Big Change Fund. To support those without somewhere to live by providing grants for education or training courses; furniture, furnishing or essential appliances; clothes for interviews, deposits and rents. Manchester Metropolitan University is delighted to help Big Change Manchester to raise both money and awareness for this invaluable campaign. Fulfilling one of the four pledges to which the University committed when it signed up to Manchester Homelessness Partnership’s Manchester Homelessness Charter in May 2016. Conference and Events at Manchester Metropolitan University would like to encourage other Manchester venues and hotels to become involved and support this great initiative. “Let’s make a difference together.” For more information on donating and raising money for Big Change Manchester, please contact Eleanor Watts on: 0345 1122211 To offer your time or to donate practical items, please contact info@streetsupport.net or visit www.streetsupport.net. Manchester Met offers a range of innovative and flexible spaces, which can cater for conferences, exhibitions, networking events and much more. The Business School and Geoffrey Manton building have multiple facilities ideal for conferences alongside the Brooks building at Birley. Manchester Met has invested £350 million in its estate and facilities during a ten-year plan to create a truly world-class campus in the heart of Manchester and...
Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels

Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels

Unique Venues by Eclectic Hotels Eclectic Hotels have great boutique hotels across Manchester, but the real gems are their fantastic, unique and eclectic spaces for conferences, meetings and events. The Rooftop Lounge Housed in Great John Street hotel, originally a Victorian school house, the Rooftop Lounge and Playground truly lives up to its name as a space where you can relax, work and play. The elegant rooms that make up the Rooftop Lounge are unique within the city centre. South facing views that extend over the city and leading out to the Rooftop Playground. This 3rd floor space is one of the most diverse areas within the Old School House. The terrace has adopted its name from its former use as the boys playground. The Playground offers a real vacation flair with its informal wicker furniture and home-nurtured plants. The South Terrace At Kings Street Townhouse is available for private hire from meetings to weddings of up to 150 guests. The heated south-facing terrace with overhead canopy and two-way facing fire is dressed with comfy alfresco furniture. The eclectic mix of chimneys and rooftops amongst the skyline tell an architectural story, a time line of a growing city. This may not be the highest of views, however it may be one of the most charismatic. Showcasing the urban city that we so proudly call our home. Inside the south terrace lounge is a large versatile space with solid wooden flooring, informal furnishings and a bespoke wooden bar. The Walled Garden Set in the leafy suburbs, Eleven Didsbury Park is an exclusive Victorian townhouse. It is a statement of eclectic design,...