What’s the future of Manchester’s hotel sector? Join our discussion at this breakfast event.

Thursday 13th October 2016, 7.30-10am

Radisson Blu, Edwardian Hotel, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

Manchester’s hotel sector is booming with a flurry of new entries to the market.

Motel One, Hotel Gotham, King Street Townhouse, INNSIDE Manchester and Hotel Football opened in 2015 while The Lowry Hotel underwent a multi-million pound transformation.

Despite the glut of openings, Manchester enjoyed record occupancy rates as the city’s visitor economy continues to go from strength to strength – and more exciting openings are planned.

Hilton Hotels; easyJet; Travelodge; and The Topland Group have all announced plans of their own while hotels form a key part of Allied London’s £1bn St John’s masterplan and Gary Neville’s and Ryan Giggs’ St Michael’s development.

So what does the future of Manchester’s hotel sector look like? Is the future niche or corporate? Can Manchester’s visitor economy sustain even more hotels?

These will be some of the questions discussed at BusinessCloud’s hotel breakfast discussion.

It will be chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

Confirmed speakers

Adam Munday 

Adam Munday, general manager,  INNSIDE By Melia Manchester

Adrian Ellis

Adrian Ellis, general manager, The Lowry Hotel

Nick Brookes-Sykes

Nick Brooks-Sykes, director of tourism, Marketing Manchester

 Jamie Watson

Jamie Watson, managing partner, Pixel8

 David Schubert

David Schubert, sales director, Percipient

Justin Hopwood  

Justin Hopwood, sales and marketing director, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Emirates Old Trafford


Prakash Krishnamurthy, senior development manager, Accor

Matt Miller

Matt Miller, sales manager, Hotel Gotham

Kerian Barnes

Kerian Barnes, group operations director, Starboard Hotels

Also speaking:

  • Simon Beer, managing director, EPIC Apart Hotel

To register an interest in attending the event, please  click here.


07.30 – 08.00 Registration and tea / coffee / breakfast
08.00 – 08.05 Welcome – Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud
08.05 – 08.35 Panel discussion incl Q&A
08.35 – 09.05 Panel discussion incl Q&A
09.05– 09.15 Closing remarks
09.15– 10.00 Tea / coffee / networking

Contact details

Chris Maguire, editor: chris.maguire@businesscloud.co.uk;  @editor_Maguire 
Jonathan Symcox, deputy editor: jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk; @JonathanSymcox 
Andrea Wolfendale, director of events: andrea@businesscloud.co.uk; 0161 215 7142