The ALAMA Autumn Conference Venue
Midland Hotel in Manchester
The ALAMA Autumn 2016 Conference will be held at the impressive Midland Hotel in Manchester. The venue sits in the heart of Manchester with easy access to Manchester’s two train stations, Oxford Road Station (200m) and Piccadilly Station (800m).
The Midland is a traditional hotel with over 100 years of playing host to Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Rock Stars and now (more importantly) ALAMA members. The bedrooms ooze charm and character and there are two fabulous restaurants on site including The French by Simon Rogan, which has been awarded four AA Rosettes. Within a short walk from the hotel you will find Restaurants, Bars, Theatres and Museums, you might want to consider tagging on a day or two to explore this great city.
On Thursday night we make a short trip to The Monastery for our Conference Dinner – Following the completion of a £6.5 million restoration plan this striking venue is impressive, quiet and visually stunning.
"The historic buildings were built between 1863 and 1872 by Franciscan monks who had come to Manchester in 1861 to serve the local Catholic community. Designed by Edward Pugin, whose father helped design the houses of Parliament, Gorton Monastery is considered one of his finest masterpieces.
It was put on the World Monuments Fund Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World in 1997, alongside Pompeii, Macchu Picchu, The Valley of the Kings and the Taj Mahal. This was a milestone that led to the Monastery being recognised internationally for its architectural and spiritual significance..." www.themonastery.co.uk
Location and how to get there
The Midland 16 Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
Tel: 0161 236 3333
When using a satnav use postcode M2 3NQ to reach the hotel. The Midland does not have its own car park see their website for suggestions. Manchester is serviced by a free Metroshuttle bus which links the main train stations, car parks, shopping areas and hotel around the city centre running at least every ten minutes, the nearest stop is outside the Free Trade Hall, 150 metres from the front of the hotel.
The nearest train stations to the hotel are Manchester Oxford Road (300 metres) and Manchester Piccadilly (¾ mile).The Metrolink network runs across the City Centre and Greater Manchester. The nearest stop to The Midland is Deansgate-Castlefield behind the hotel with services including those to and from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester International Airport.
Manchester International airport is the nearest Airport to The Midland (10 miles). It is connected to the City Centre by rail to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road Stations, and by Metrolink to the Deansgate-Castlefield stop behind the hotel.