Conference business helps MacDonald Manchester to record year

Macdonald Manchester hotel and spa has bucked local trends to chalk up its third
straight year of record sales, with conferences being named as a key

The venue
reported a year-on-year increase in sales of 12 per cent and profits up by 24
per cent, and claims that the hosting of the recent Labour Party conference
resulted in a series of related business event wins for the

The venue’s
performance appears to be in contrast to the findings of the recent ‘City
Review’ report compiled by Christie and Co, in partnership with STR Global. It
found Manchester’s hotel sector is currently
operating in difficult micro-economic conditions, with monthly performances
described as “somewhat erratic” and many hotel developments put on

we are continuing to operate in what is a difficult economic climate, it is
encouraging to see that we have achieved our most successful trading year since
opening,” said general manager at Macdonald Manchester hotel and spa, Steve

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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