Blu Revolution party marks re-launch of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

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    A spectacular re-launch event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport recently to mark the completion of the North’s largest hotel investment project. Over 150 guests were on hand to celebrate the completion of a number of key areas within the hotel, as part of a £10m project. The hotel’s large ground-floor atrium, blue-lit to create a contemporary ambience, was the stylish setting for the evening. Guests were entertained with music from rock and roll band Alex Graham and the Concords whilst a number of eye-catching performers were on hand throughout the night to wow guests – from fire-breathers on arrival, to stilt-walkers and a dramatic performance from street-theatre drummers act Spark!, with the mysterious characters making a show-stopping entrance.

    As well as a night of celebration, the hotel used the re-launch as an opportunity to further support its charity partner, Variety, the Children’s Charity. A number of fundraising activities ran throughout the night, with guests offered the chance to win a Range Rover driving experience weekend, a number of weekend breaks at Radisson Blu hotels throughout the UK, as well as a luxury stay at the hotel complete with tickets for the Phones4U Arena.

    Coronation Street star Kym Marsh was also on hand to support the night and Variety, generously giving her time to meet with five lucky guests who had won a “Guess the celebrity” competition and had the opportunity for a meet and greet with Kym in one of the hotel’s newly refurbished suites.

    “We’ve had such a good night, everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and we’ve had so many positive comments about the hotel’s new look and feel – I think people are genuinely impressed with what we can do with the space here and we look forward to hosting many more parties in the future” says Jane Carwardine-Wheeler, Director of Sales at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport.

    Over the last six months, the 360 room hotel, has been completely transformed as part of a £10m three-phase project. The party marked the completion of the first phase of works, and by far the largest and most significant. Within this phase, the lobby, restaurant and bar have been completely restyled and 120 Business Class bedrooms have been refurbished. Designed to create an uncluttered and calming mood, the new room palette features a rich dark-stained ash timber, greys and silver grey wall coverings and fabrics, with a feature highlight colour of rich violet. To provide Business Class Guests with an even more exclusive experience, a dedicated Business Class Lounge and Check-in area has opened.

    The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, now known as Collage, has doubled in size with three unique zones, creating the ideal space for social, private or individual dining and boasting panoramic airport views. Meanwhile, the hotel’s bar, little m, is now a stylish destination itself with an eclectic mix of seating, lighting and music, including live DJ’s, used to change the ambience throughout the day.

    Phase two of the programme covers an additional 120 guest bedrooms and will be completed in early 2014, with the remaining 120 bedrooms being covered in phase three in 2015 – when the project will be completed.

    Crosswater bathroom products can be found at the Radisson Blu Manchester.

    Daniel Fountain / 08.12.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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