Boutique hotel opens in Manchester

4 Feb 2009 by Sara Turner

New boutique brand Hallmark Hotels launches its flagship property the Hallmark Hotel Manchester, after a £5m refurbishment.

The 88-bedroom Hallmark Hotel Manchester, situated in Handforth near Manchester Airport, has a health club and spa, conferencing and events facilities, brasserie and bar, as well as two new function rooms with a maximum capacity of 600 people.

Arnold Schnegg, managing director of Hallmark Hotels, said: “The new look and facilities now available at the Hallmark Hotel Manchester will set the hotel apart from other properties in the area and allow us to legitimately compete with some of the larger hotel chains based at the airport as well as in the city centre.”

Formerly the Belfry House Hotel, the four-star Hallmark Hotel Manchester is the first in the group to be relaunched; another three hotels in Bournemouth, Carlisle and Derby will be relaunched by April after refurbishments.

All four hotels will include free wifi internet access throughout the property.

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Report by Sara Turner

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