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Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian vicus associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established c. AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire. 
Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began expanding "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The urbanisation of Manchester largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era, resulting in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. As the result of an early-19th century factory building boom, Manchester was transformed from a township into a major mill town, borough and was later granted honorific city status in 1853.
Forming part of the English Core Cities Group, Manchester today is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and commerce, factors all contributing to Manchester polling as the second city of the United Kingdom in 2002. In a poll of British business leaders published in 2006, Manchester was regarded as the best place in the UK to locate a business. A report commissioned by Manchester Partnership, published in 2007, showed Manchester to be the "fastest-growing city" economically. In the GaWC global city list, Manchester is ranked as a Gamma city. It is the third-most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign visitors and the most visited in England outside London. Manchester was the host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and among its other sporting connections are its two Premier League football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City.
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Best Western Princess on Portland, Manchester
An oasis of calm in the heart of Manchester.  Formerly a Victorian cotton warehouse, the Princess on Portland is your new base in the centre of the city - just minutes from great shopping, vibrant nightlife and a wealth of culture at your doorstep.  From the moment you arrive you'll notice the difference: a keen eye for detail and a quality of service which comes from being a traditionally run, individual hotel in Manchester city centre.  Princess on Portland loves food, and we have two exceptional dining experiences within the hotel. Using the finest ingredients, our Head Chef and his team conjure fantastic food for your tastebuds to savour.  Of all our 85 rooms, yours is the most important. Recently refurbished, your room offers comfort and relaxation within the bustling city. Contemporary decor, soft white duvet and large-screen satellite TV give you the comfort you deserve. En-suite bathrooms and data-ports also come as standard.
Bewley's Hotel, ManchesterAirport Convenience
Just 5 minutes' walk from terminals 1 and 3 of Manchester Airport, this modern hotel offers spacious and modern en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi, and holiday parking offers.  All the rooms are fully soundproofed and have power showers, satellite TV, hypoallergenic duvets and tea/coffee making facilities.  Bewleys Hotel has a gym, open every day from 05:00 until 23.00. This is free to all guests over the age of 16 years.  The Brasserie Restaurant offers a full buffet breakfast and a full English breakfast. In the evening, an extensive à la carte menu is available.  A selection of light snacks and sandwiches are available in the lounge throughout the day and evening.
Radisson Edwardian Manchester
An award winning hotel, the Radisson Edwardian Manchester Hotel is housed in one of Manchester's key historic buildings, the historic Free Trade Hall, just moments from Manchester Central Convention Centre.  Stylish spaces create a mood of understated luxury with features including the Sienna Spa, a contemporary art collection, artefacts from the building's historic past, and a great dining experience in the Opus One restaurant.  A host of guest services and amenities are available at the Radisson Edwardian Manchester Hotel. Key features include complimentary wireless Internet access throughout, a luxury health spa, two restaurants, business centre and all the facilities expected from a 5 star luxury hotel.
Radisson Sas Hotel Manchester AirportAirport Convenience
The Radisson SAS Manchester Airport is the only hotel to provide direct access to the airports Terminals 1 and 2 via the Skylink elevated walkway and access Terminals 3 via an airport transfer bus. Free high-speed and Wireless Internet access is available at Radisson SAS Manchester Airport. Pace Health club which includes indoor pool, fitness equipment, sauna and steam room or enjoy a day of beauty at the hotel beauty salon. The Phileas Fogg Restaurant boasts a superb, seasonal, a la carte menu and Runway Brasserie serves a range of snacks and meals in a casual setting.  Radisson SAS Manchester Airport 32 conference and meeting rooms that can accommodate small meetings as well as host an international convention are available, with 222 onsite car parking spaces.
Ramada Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester
Visit the newly-transformed Ramada Manchester Piccadilly hotel for a vibrant and lively hotel overlooking Manchester’s vivacious city centre.  An £18 million refurbishment has put the iconic 14-floor Ramada Manchester Piccadilly hotel back in the spotlight as Manchester’s 21st-century meeting place. Gaze out over the city from one of our 280 contemporary rooms or take in views of Piccadilly Gardens from the Arts Brasserie and bar. Our 800-capacity International Suite makes a grand venue for your big event. Manchester’s restaurants, pubs and concert halls are on your doorstep. Get some retail therapy in Manchester Arndale shopping centre, opposite the hotel. Hop on the tram to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United, or catch local rivals City.
Thistle Hotel, Manchester
As the unofficial ‘Capital of the North’, Manchester is rated as Britain’s best place to do business. Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, we’re just five minutes’ walk from its other great attraction, the Arndale Centre – Europe’s largest city-centre shopping mall.  Located right in the city centre, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, our Manchester hotel has 205 bedrooms, including Deluxe rooms as well as Suites. NCP parking is available nearby at an additional charge.  One of the main reasons people come to Thistle Manchester is our conference facilities. Manchester is consistently rated as Britain's best place to do business, and we make it easy with our 9 meeting rooms, the largest seating 300 theatre style.  But we’re also a perfect base for city breaks; Manchester icons including the Arndale Centre, the Lowry and Old Trafford are all within easy reach. And if you simply want to relax, our Otium Health & Leisure Club has all the comforts and facilities you could wish for. 
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