Set in the vibrant city centre on the banks of the River Irwell, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel exudes a historical charm that appeals to business and leisure travellers. Located across from Granada Television Studios adjacent to Spinningfields and a pleasant stroll to the Opera House and Palace Theatre, this luxury hotel in Manchester was first built as a warehouse in 1844. The £5.2 million renovation in 2005, displays the old architectural detail with contemporary flair, comfort and services. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms are graced by original oak beams and exposed brick, and feature plush new bedding and high-speed Internet access. For dining, the brasserie-style V&A Restaurant offers international fare and river views, whilst the V&A Lounge Bar has become a favourite haunt of celebrities. For business events or intimate weddings, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel offers superior conference facility, with 8 meeting rooms, expert catering and audiovisual services.