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Don’t Miss a Moment of Manchester Footballing Action This August and September

Football ManchesterThe 2016/2017 football season has barely begun, but already, the team here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Central Manchester are gearing up for not one, but three huge games, as the Man City and Man Utd go head-to-head against Premier League giants, European heros, and each other.

To celebrate the return of top flight football to the city, we’re currently offering two huge discount deals on our luxury accommodation in Central Manchester, just in time for all three upcoming games at Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.

10% off Hotel Accommodation Near Old Trafford for Manchester United vs. Southampton

Set to kick off at 8pm on Friday, August 19th, this huge clash between the two clubs who placed fifth and sixth respectively last season will be the first chance the hometown crowd has to welcome new manager José Mourinho for a Premier League game.

Whether you’re travelling from down south to cheer on the visitors, or making your way from across the country to support Manchester United, there’s no need to spend a fortune Continue reading

Celebrate Manchester Pride This August With The Works Luxury Apartment Hotel

Manchester PrideSome of the biggest names in music are gearing up for the UK’s hottest LGBT festival this August, and here at The Works city centre Apartment Hotel near Canal Street, we can’t wait. That’s why, from today, we’re now taking bookings for Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend 2016.

The Biggest Party of the Summer hits Manchester

Taking place over the Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 26th – Monday 29th August, Manchester Pride’s flagship event sees the likes of Will Young, Heather Small, and The Voice UK star Eli Cripps join forces to raise funds for a number of LGBT charities around Greater Manchester.

Along with a packed lineup of live music (including DJ sets from Judge Jules, David Dunne, and Jamie Bull), the highlight of the three-day festival is the annual Manchester Pride Parade. Continue reading

It’s All Kicking Off in Manchester: Watch the First Game of the New Season at Old Trafford with The Works Apartment Hotel, Manchester

Man Utd. vs. SouthamptonThe Euros may have ended, but football fever is already hotting up again here at The Works Apartment Hotel near Old Trafford Stadium. With the start of the new season just a few short weeks away, we’re now taking bookings for Manchester United’s first game against Southampton at the Theatre of Dreams.

Man Utd. vs. Southampton: An Epic Showdown in the Making

Kicking off at 8pm on Friday, August 19th, the epic showdown between north and south will see the hometown heroes looking to improve on last season’s fifth-placed finish as they begin their first Premier League campaign with manager José Mourinho Continue reading

Limited Time Only: Save 10% Off the Cost of Your Stay at The Works Apartment Hotel Manchester

sale 10Looking for the perfect city break that won’t break the bank this summer? Look no further than The Works Manchester City Centre Apartment Hotel where -for a limited time only- you can cut the cost of your entire stay by as much as 10%.

As part of our 2016 summer sale, guests using the promotional code sale10% can enjoy big discounts on our central Manchester holiday accommodation any time between now and August 31st.

About The Works Apartment Hotel

Based just a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Victoria station, The Works luxury apartments combine the height of comfort and timeless style with modern amenities Continue reading

Manchester Generates £140 Million in Music Tourism: What Makes the City a Must-Visit for Music Fans?

Music in ManchesterBy far the biggest event to hit the Manchester music scene in recent years, the recent Stone Roses homecoming concerts at nearby Heaton Park saw the ‘90s indie heroes performing favourites such as Waterfall, Fool’s Gold, and I Am The Resurrection to audiences of over 200,000 across three sold-out nights.

Coming just days after 140,000 party goers made their way to the same venue for the annual Manchester Parklife Festival, the £11+ million generated by the ‘Roses reunion shows are impressive in its own right. Yet even that figure is dwarfed by the £140 million said to have been generated by the city’s music scene just last year.

According to a report by the Manchester Evening News, 1.9 million people (over 600,000 from outside the region) visited Manchester in 2015 to attend festivals like Park Life and a number of sold-out shows Continue reading

Top Five Beauty Spots to Spend a Perfect Summer’s Day A Train Ride from Manchester City Centre

When you stay at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre, you’re never more than a short walk away from a wealth of the North West’s premier attractions, events, and iconic landmarks.

Yet with the height of summer rapidly approaching, many of our guests have asked us about where they can go to escape the bustle of one of England’s most vibrant cities and enjoy a relaxing day out in the countryside.

Always happy to oblige, we’ve put together this guide to our top five nearby beauty spots for spending the perfect summer’s day, each one no more than a train ride away from our luxury apartments in city centre Manchester.

Heaton Park

Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW

Let’s start with the one beauty spot closest to our Manchester city centre accommodation, shall we?

Accessible within half an hour via the Metrolink, Heaton Park is famous for being the biggest public park not only in Manchester, but right across Europe. Continue reading

Booking now: luxury accommodation for Manchester Jazz Festival 2016

Manchester JazzNow in its 21st year, the acclaimed Manchester Jazz Festival returns to venues across the city centre this July, and for a limited time only, The Works Apartment Hotel are offering quality accommodation for those looking to sample the sights and sounds of this internationally acclaimed concert series.

Set to take place from Friday July 22nd through to Sunday July 31st, this ten day celebration of contemporary jazz music brings together over 500 world renowned artists from Manchester, the United Kingdom and across the globe, all performing as part of packed program of unique shows, workshops, and events.

Must-see performances at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival

Among the plethora of free concerts by the likes of high-octane brass ensemble Young Pilgrims (Saturday 23rd, Festival Square), groove merchants AND CHUCK!! (Saturday 23rd, RNCM Studio Theatre), and the Leeds College of Music (Tuesday 26th, Hobgoblin Festival Pavilion), this year’s festival showcases a number of must-see bands Continue reading

Where to Bag the Biggest Bargains in Manchester During the Summer Sales

Kurt GeigerThe days are getting longer, the weather growing warmer, and the prices -at least in many top city centre stores- are getting lower. Here in Manchester, all that can only really mean one thing; the start of the summer sales season.

Whether you simply fancy treating yourself on your next stay at The Works luxury serviced apartments in Manchester, or whether the sole reason for your visit is to shop ‘til you drop, here’s our guide to the best places to bag the biggest bargains in Manchester during the 2016 summer sales.

Kurt Geiger

Arndale Centre, New Cannon Street, M4 3AJ

Looking for a new pair of shoes during the sales? You’re more than in luck, with leading brands like Jimmy Choo and Jones Bootmaker all cutting the costs of their collections Continue reading

Top places for Celebrity Spotting in Manchester

Rosso RestaurantWith Premier League football stars from nearby Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium, Britain’s most beloved soap -Coronation Street- filming just down the road- and a slew of famous faces hitting the stage a few minutes away at the Manchester Arena, guests at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre never know when they might run into a famous face or two.

That is of course, unless they know where to look. A number of leading restaurants and cocktail bars are well-known among the locals as celebrity haunts, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to keep these VIP venues a secret.

Below, we list just a few of the top places for celebrity spotting in Manchester, all within easy distance of your serviced apartment here at The Works.

Rosso Restaurant

43 Spring Gardens, M2 2BG

Well renowned in the city as the top spot to catch a glimpse of Manchester’s elite, Rosso Restaurant at the top of King Street is owned by no less than former Manchester United and England captain, Rio Ferdinand Continue reading

Your Guide to the Top Summer Festivals in Manchester This Summer 2016

ManchesterThe sun is shining, the skies are bright; yes folks, summer is finally upon us once again, and that can only mean one thing; festival season.

This year, Manchester has more top events than ever before, and here at The Works Apartment Hotel in Manchester City Centre, we don’t want you to miss a single moment of the party. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to the top summer festivals in and around the city this June, July, and August 2016.


Parklife 2016

June 11th – 12th, 2016

Heaton Park, Prestwich, M25 2SW

If there’s any better way to kick off Manchester’s summer festival season than the Parklife Weekender, we certainly can’t think of one Continue reading