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AC hotel by Marriott (formerly Ramada Salford Quays)
AC Hotels is Marriott International's design-led hotel group. The new hotel in Salford Quays formerly Ramada Salford Quays will embody AC Hotels' vision to create harmonious, modern and contemporary hospitality experiences for guests and its purposeful and timeless design is set to complement one of the most celebrated shopping and cultural destinations in the UK, Manchester.

AC Hotel Manchester will have 142 bedroom rooms and three meeting rooms that can hold up to 100 people. Along with the AC Lounge, a multi-function space that operates as a creative area during the day and a social hub, the AC Library is the perfect spot for a business meeting or intimate drinks.

The hotel also has a complimentary state-of-the-art gym. AC hotel occupies a coveted spot in the heart of the vibrant Salford Quays area right next door to the cutting edge innovation of MediaCityUK, the rich sporting history of Old Trafford Football Stadium and the diverse cultural offering of the Lowry Theatre.

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New Arrivals at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
2016 is an exciting year for Cheshire Oaks with the arrival of new stores including The Cambridge Satchel Company, Hackett, Thomas Pink, Rituals and Carluccio's.

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Breakout Manchester has now opened its ninth escape room at its High Street branch
Think cowboy boots, sheriff badges and poker chips for this Wild Wild West themed centre! It also is unlike any of the other games in their Breakout centres due to the fact that as well as escaping, there is an element of risk involved, in that you have to escape. In the time left on the clock you are let back in the room to solve bonus puzzles and fight for a place on their leader board!

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New Holiday Inn Manchester
Spring 2016 sees the launch of Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, the brand new 4 star hotel in Manchester's vibrant Piccadilly area offering 298 bedrooms and Holiday Inn's signature Open Lobby concept.

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City Football Language School: Etihad Campus
Introducing an immersive football and language programme for 9-17 year olds designed to give an authentic insight into the life of a pro-footballer at the Etihad Campus. City Football Schools and Experience English teamed up in 2015 to provide young players with the opportunity to improve their language skills while experiencing what it is like to train and play like a Manchester City player.

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New lounge at the Light Aparthotel
The Light ApartHotel has opened a stunning lounge bar which is also open to non-residents, as well as those staying at the five star ApartHotel, on Church Street. This modern, yet comfortable, new bar is in the former ground floor space occupied by the well-known 63 Degrees restaurant and is the perfect refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It serves an extensive selection of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits, as well as Illy coffee during the day.

The refurbishment is not limited to just soft furnishings; it also includes all public areas, penthouses and apartments. The Light ApartHotel has 53, one and two bedroom apartments and nine penthouses, two with private roof terraces and hot tubs.

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Macdonald Townhouse rebrand
The city centre based Macdonald Townhouse Hotel has been rebranded by its owners. The historic Portland Street property is now known as Townhouse Hotel Manchester. The hotel, owned by Harcourt Developments, will become a sister venue to the multi award-winning Titanic Hotel Liverpool & Rum Warehouse, which has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch in Liverpool's historic Stanley Dock in July 2014.

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The Midland - award winners
The Midland hotel is celebrating after receiving the silver award for Best UK Hotel at this year's M&IT Awards, beating its bronze award in this category last year. The QHotels group, which owns the 4 star hotel, also won the silver award for Best Venue Group Meeting Product. The awards, organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, celebrate the best venues, suppliers and agencies in the industry, with winners voted for by event industry professionals. The Midland was the only 4* hotel to win an award in the 'Best UK Hotel' category, with gold and bronze awarded to 5* hotels The Celtic Manor Resort and Chewton Glen.

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Prepare to be DAZZLED on a Manchester Ship Canal Cruise during 2016
The Dazzle Ferry Snowdrop is scheduled to operate selected full day cruises along the Manchester Ship Canal between Manchester and Liverpool. Created by Sir Peter Blake, eye catching motifs cover the boat's exterior.

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Major new openings at intu Trafford Centre
This spring sees major new openings and refurbishments at intu Trafford Centre including a new flagship Zara, Zara Home and All Bar One. 'New-look' stores include Schuh, Scotts, Reiss and Pret-a-Manger. Later this year, look out for exciting fashion brands Michael Kors, Stradivarious and Pull & Bear opening stores at the centre.

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