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The Lume in Manchester welcomes its first hotel guest

The Lume in Manchester welcomes its first hotel guest

A new 19-story hotel development, The Lume, in Manchester, UK. Boasting both Crowne Plaza® and Staybridge Suites® hotel brands has officially welcomed its first guests this week.

The Lume hotel development, named as a celebration of the light-filled ‘illuminated’ hotel also recognises the textile ‘loom’, an innovation that will forever be linked to Manchester. The hotel is located on Oxford Road area within walking distance of the city centre and has 328 rooms

Working closely with architects, designers and builders, as well as the University of Manchester, the developer believes they had achieved this ambition with the opening of this stunning new hotel property.

The dual-branded hotel development forms part of the University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan, which includes the wider redevelopment of Alliance Manchester Business School. It also adjoins its new two-storey Executive Education Centre, which will provide a new home for the business school’s corporate leadership and management programmes. Further enhancing The Lume’s connection to the city, its meeting rooms are named after famous University of Manchester alumni including Alan Turing, Sir Howard Bernstein and Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington.

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