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Radisson Edwardian First Out of London

The brand new, five-star Radisson
Edwardian Manchester will open on June 7, 2004 on the site of the city’s
historic Free Trade Hall. It will be Radisson Edwardian’s first hotel
outside of London, and Manchester’s city center’s first five-star hotel.
At a cost of $93 (50 pounds Sterling) million, the luxury hotel will
feature 263 guest rooms, including four Penthouse suites, 20 suites, two
restaurants, a bar, 20 meeting rooms and a deluxe spa.

The hotel is located in the heart of Manchester, opposite the GMEX
Exhibition Centre, International Convention Centre (MICC) and Bridgewater
Hall, in the middle of the breathtaking new conference quarter development.

“We are totally committed to Manchester and the North West and to seeing
the city become one of the world’s great conference and business venues.
The Free Trade Hall is a landmark building, synonymous with Manchester’s
social history, and stands as a symbol of change and reform,” says Stephen
Miles, General Manager, Radisson Edwardian Manchester.

Responsible for the interior design on the project is the Ransley Group,
the specialist hospitality interior design division of the newly
relaunched Scott Brownrigg. They are working closely with the Edwardian
in-house design team to ensure consistency throughout the Edwardian group
of hotels.

The architecture of the building creates a marriage between the Grade II
Listed Free Trade Hall facade and a 16-story tower, connected by a glazed
atrium. For the last five years, architect Stephenson Bell has worked
closely with two of Britain’s biggest contractors/developers - McAlpine
and Laing.


Radisson Edwardian Hotels is one of the UK’s largest, privately owned,
upscale hotel groups. Although independent, Radisson Edwardian is also a
longstanding partner of the Carlson Group - one of the world’s largest and
most successful leisure and travel businesses.