LUXURY IN THE HEART OF THE CITY AT ROOMZZZ MANCHESTER
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange brings luxury and style into the beating heart of the northern powerhouse of a city.
Housed in a historic Grade II listed building, the latest aparthotel from Parklane properties is packed with all the comforts of home, and just minutes from Selfridges, Harvey Nics, Manchester Arena and the rest of the action. Could Roomzzz Manchester be in a better location?
Roomzzz Manchester – As a proud Leeds lad born and bred, I will always stick up for my hometown when the chips are down, but Manchester never fails to impress me each and every time I visit. From its forward-thinking concept bars (Albert Schloss springs to mind), to its independent chow-down joints (show me a better food menu than Solita and I’ll eat my hat), there’s always something new to eat, drink, see or do.
Hotels, however, have always been a little on the rubbish side here for me. They’re either mediocre 4-star hotels, or cheap and crappy 3-stars- finding middle ground accommodation can be tough. Enter Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange, which for me has filled a huge hole in the market and planted itself central to all of the city centre action.
The Corn Exchange as a building is impressive in its own right, and now houses 114 ultra-modern apartments in a variety of shapes and sizes. Even the most basic apartment features a comfy king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and kitchen, whilst the Sovereign Suite even has it’s own turret complete with cosy chill out chairs.
I stayed in one of the Liberty Suites, which had a great view of the square outside and a huge flat-screen TV perched at the end of the bed. The room also contains the little extras that make a big difference, such as an iron, hairdryer and cupboards stocked with glasses and other essential kitchenware.
A 24-hour concierge service is on-hand to cater to your every whim and fancy, and a variety of snacks and organic ready meals are available to purchase near reception for those post-midnight munchies. The on-site gym is designed to keep fitness addicts happy, although it certainly didn’t fit into my planned weekend schedule. The interior design of Roomzzz is beautifully striking, with its many retained original features given a new lease of life with trendy light fixtures and artwork that pays tribute to the local area. My personal favourite is a mural of everyone’s favourite Papier-mâché headed character, Frank Sidebottom (not Pob, although he was pretty badass too).
The 14 chain restaurants housed within the building might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but with some of the more respectable names present (Pho, Wahaca and The Cosy Club), you won’t go hungry if you’re short on time. It’s also worth noting that many of the Corn Exchange restaurants offer exclusive discounts to Roomzzz residents, so check out the details in your welcome pack.
With time on my side, I headed off to the buzzing Northern Quarter for drinks, before moving onto Grand Pacific for dinner and cocktails. For anyone that hasn’t yet tried this place, the food didn’t blow me away, but they do concoct some amazing cocktails and unusual bottled beers from Asia ,that make it well worth checking out.
Once again, Manchester did not disappoint and in the brand new Roomzzz I found my new go-to hotel for my twice annual trips over the Pennines.
Written by Jordan Fletcher (Fletch) whom you can find here eating his body weight in food and posing for plenty of selfies
Manchester M4 3TR