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What’s happening in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle in February?

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Need more of a reason to visit Roomzzz this month? We look at the top events happening in the North this February.

Leeds

Ice Cube at Millennium Square

The Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square from Friday 23rd January until Sunday 22nd February with an outdoor ice rink complete with nursery rink for budding skaters. There will also be a 40m long snowslide and a whole host of stalls and other wintertime attractions for all ages.

Belgrave Music Hall Street Feast

Build up an appetite, because you’re going to want to eat everything you see at the Belgrave Street Feast in Leeds. The feast has recently updated to run on a monthly basis due to massive popular demand – it spans three storeys of the Belgrave Music Hall, including a huge amount of food, drinks, music, art and cinema. The street feast will take place over the weekedn of Saturday 14th February.

Manchester

The Lion King at Manchester Theatre

The Lion King broke all box office records at the Palace Theatre when it played 166 sold-out performances in front of over 322,000 people. In January, this acclaimed production will return to the Palace Theatre for just 5 weeks with shows until 22nd February. The Lion King is miraculously brought to life in Manchester using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba’s epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.

X Factor live tour at Phones 4 U Arena

The X Factor live tour arrives in Manchester on February 20th & 21st bringing all of the finalists including Andrea Faustini, Fleur East and winner Ben Haenow. The tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past ten years, so don’t miss the opportunity to catch this year’s stars live in an arena near you.

Newcastle

Top Gear Live at Metro Radio Arena

TV stars Clarkson, Hammond and May headline 2015 UK arena tour. Top Gear live will embark on it’s first ever live arena tour with the presenters set to perform their latest and greatest stunts in arenas up and down the country including the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st February 2015 – with an added date: Sunday 22nd Feburary 2015!

Go Ape at Matfen Tree Top Adventure

Bring out your inner ape and enjoy up to three hours high up in the trees. Take on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Bring all your tribe for a dose of fun, challenge and adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

Roomzzz at Nottingham Business Expo!

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Roomzzz is delighted to announce they will be attending Nottingham Business Expo on Thursday 26th February 2015.

Nottingham is a creative and vibrant city steeped in history and home to many of the UK’s most established businesses. Roomzzz is excited to join the community, and is undergoing final preparations to open its first Nottingham Aparthotel on 27th April, a perfect central location for business stays in the city.

The Expo will showcase a huge number of Nottingham’s top businesses, and will include zones dedicated to private business and pubic sector organisations. The day will feature workshops, a selection of guest speakers and areas dedicated to networking.

Be the first to stay in the brand new Roomzzz Nottingham, open for bookings on 4th February for stays from 5th May 2015.

Join the Roomzzz Royalty Club for advance offers and great discounts for frequent stays.

City sale! Roomzzz from £45!

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For two months we’re dropping prices on our Smart Studios across all our fantastic city locations. So whether it’s shopping in Manchester, partying in Leeds or relaxing in Newcastle, we’re sure we have the perfect Roomzzz stay for you.

Leeds from £45 

Manchester from £65 

Newcastle from £75

Offer valid for Smart Studios until the end of February (subject to availability), all bookings must be prepaid and are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-amendable. Not available on Valentine’s weekend.

Top 10 things to do in Chester!

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Check out our top 10 reasons to visit Chester this year…

1. Chester races

And they’re off…. The highly anticipated Chester horse racing season starts again on May 6th and runs right through to September. With views directly over the course, including the penthouse suite which features a double balcony looking directly down on to the course, Roomzzz is the ideal place for enthusiastic race goers.

2. Chester Food and Drink Festival – 4th – 6th April

Presented this year, by none other than Masterchef’s Greg Wallace, the festival features food stalls, street food and talks from well known chefs, including Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch.

3. Chester Folk Festival – 23rd – 25th May

The festival returns for its 36th year, with plenty to keep both adults and little ones entertained. A host of fantastic folk artists will join workshops, dances, ceilidh, a craft and musical market, and children’s circus entertainment to keep all of your busy over the weekend.

4. Chester Rocks, Chester Racecourse, 5th – 7th June

Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight and 90’s pop sensations The Big Reunion will headline this year’s event. The festival, based at Chester Racecourse, is another great reason to snap up the Roomzzz Chester penthouse, with double balcony overlooking the action! Thousands of revellers will descend for a weekend of music, food, fairground rides and market stalls.

5. Cheshire Show, 23rd – 24th June

Live the good life and soak up the atmosphere of the Cheshire Show in the beautiful Chester countryside. With agricultural marquees, competition classes, including the ever-popular Show Dog section, flower arranging competitions and huge food hall offering the best of local, regional and national producers, the two day festival is guaranteed to be an jam packed event.

6. Shopping

Discover Chester’s mix of boutique, famous high-street and independent shops, throughout the picturesque cobbled streets of the city. Famous for it’s Medieval Rows, and home to England oldest shop front, Chester is heaven for shopaholics and the perfect destination for a weekend spending spree!

7. Chester Cathedral

One of the most spectacular monastic sites, Chester Cathedral has played a significant part in shaping the city of today. Stretching from the Cathedral down through the Georgian streets, to the Roman barracks on the Dean’s field, the Cathedral encompasses some of the largest green spaces within its walls, including the beautiful cloister gardens. With a packed calendar of 1,200 regular services throughout the year, and additional orchestral performances and concerts, Chester Cathedral is an unmissable on a visit to the city.

8. MBNA Chester Marathon – 4th October

The multi award-winning MBNA Chester Marathon returns, make sure you’ve got somewhere to relax after your 26 mile journey! Roomzzz Chester City is the perfect place to prepare pre-race, and to unwind and tend to your aching limbs once complete.

9. Chester Zoo

The UK’s number one wildlife attraction is less than 15 minutes away by car; from jaguars, rhinos, to new born giraffe, Zahra, you’ll be amazed at Chester Zoo’s 11,000 animals and 400 different species. Based in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, you can marvel at the animals, learn about conservation and enjoy talks from the expert keepers.

10. Stay at the first new look Roomzzz Aparthotel

Opening from 6th April 2015, Roomzzz Chester is our brand new Aparthotel with 64 luxury apartments including a stunning Penthouse Suite with a rooftop balcony directly overlooking the racecourse. Ideally located a few minutes walk from the city centre and beside Chester racecourse, Roomzzz Chester City is perfectly placed for you to enjoy everything the beautiful city has to offer.

We’re celebrating!

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We’re all celebrating the birth of baby Benjamin!

Congratulations to Katherine and Charles Hickman, who checked into Roomzzz to welcome little Benjamin into the world.

We’re delighted to share their story HERE

 

Welcome to Roomzzz Aparthotel Nottingham City!

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It is an end of an era for the Welbeck Hotel but we are delighted to welcome you to the latest Roomzzz Aparthotel.

Hailed as ‘possibly the best hotel ever’ by New Woman Magazine and shortlisted in the European Hotel Design Awards for innovation, Roomzzz combines the style of a boutique hotel with the convenience of a serviced apartment.

After carrying out extensive work on the Welbeck, including comprehensive sound-proofing, new glazing, fully integrated air-conditioning and a complete interior refurbishment, Roomzzz will open its first Nottingham Aparthotel in May.

Boasting great views over the bright lights of the Nottingham skyline. It’s a perfect central location only 5 minutes walk to all the popular bars, shops and restaurants.

The refurbishment will create 106 individual apartments, including a stunning penthouse suite. All rooms have been created in a vibrant contemporary style, with all the usual touches you would expect from Roomzzz. The penthouse features a luxury modern interior and beautiful views from the roof top balcony.

With free high-speed fibre Wi-Fi, on-site parking and plenty of excuses to visit Nottingham, it’s the perfect space for the business or leisure traveller.

Booking opens on Wednesday 4th February for stays from 5th May 2015.

Be the first to stay in the brand new Roomzzz Nottingham, join the Roomzzz Royalty Club for great discounts and advance offers.

 

CHECK OUT ROOMZZZ CHESTER FOR JUST £30

Our Christmas gift to you!

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Treat yourself and grab a last minute get away. Book any room in our beautiful Aparthotels from 20th December and 4th January inclusive, for just £50 per night!

Bookings are subject to availability – not available on NYE, must be made online and prepaid, they are non-refundable, non-amendable and non-transferable.

Christmas is almost upon us!

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We hope you’re ready and set to begin enjoying your Christmas break!

 

Our opening hours over the festive period are below.

Mon 22nd December – 8am – 6pm

Tues 23rd – 8am – 6pm

Wed 24th – 8am – 2pm

Thurs 25th – CLOSED

Fri 26th – CLOSED

Sat 27th – 10am – 4pm

Sun 28th – 10am – 4pm

Mon 29th  - 8am – 6pm

Tues 30th – 8am – 6pm

Wed 31st – 8am – 6pm

Thurs 1st January – CLOSED

Friday 2nd – 8am – 8pm

 

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

New Year’s Eve Meals in Leeds

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Looking for a more refined way to spend your New Year’s Eve? If you’re rather enjoy a quality meal and drinks in a ambient restaurant, as opposed to being in the mix of a loud party, check out these popular dining hotspots.

 

Chaoprayah

Leeds’ premier Thai offering, Chaophraya is a great choice for New Years celebration. Since opening, the restaurant has seen a following steadily grow, thanks the high quality meals offered at the Swinegate located restaurant. With a busy, yet relaxing ambiance, it’s a great selection for New Year, no doubt reservations will soon be snapped up, meaning you’ll find yourself in the company of other parties, whilst also being able to easily converse with your group. Once you’re done with your meal, head downstairs to the Palm Sugar bar, to celebrate the New Year in style.

 

Fazenda

Every city enjoys an abundance of traditional grill restaurants, however if you’re a true steak lover, there’s surely no better way to spend the last evening of 2014 than with this twist on a classic steak restaurant. Not a buffet in the standard form, Fazenda is a Brazilian take on an all you can eat style a la carte steakhouse. The key aspect of the service is that Fazenda provides continuous tableside service of fifteen different prime cuts of meat, including beef, chicken, pork and lamb. Located on Leeds’ Granary Wharf, it’s within walking distance of Leeds’ prime nightlife locations, if you want to toast the 2015 after your meal.

 

Sous Le Nez

If you’re looking to broaden your horizons when it comes to cuisine in the New Year, this renowned French restaurant is the place to head. The acclaimed restaurant on Quebec street has become renowned as one of the city’s more premium restaurants, and with a relaxed atmosphere and top quality food and service, it’s a great choice for bringing in the New Year. With an abundance of meat and fish courses, Sous Le Nez caters to all tastes, and although many see French cuisine as a more refined taste, there are plenty of options available to expand your culinary horizons.

 

 

New Year’s Eve Meals in Manchester

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Looking for a more refined way to spend your New Year’s Eve? If you’re rather enjoy a quality meal and drinks in a ambient restaurant, as opposed to being in the mix of a loud party, check out these popular eateries.

Blackhouse: The Grill On The Alley

Blackhouse is fast becoming one of the most popular names in the UK when it comes to traditional grill food, so if you’re in Manchester and looking to enjoy a quality meal this New Year’s Even, you’d be remiss to ignore the Grill on the Alley. The restaurant prides itself on the use of fresh British meats and produce, meaning every meal served will always be of the highest quality. If your ideal evening celebration consists of a quality meal over a party theme or set menu then this is the choice for you as your last meal of 2014. Revel in the delightful tones of the in-house pianist whilst you enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, before moving on to enjoy a delectable meal in the relaxed restaurant ambiance.

 

Australasia

It might not be a cuisine that has renowned popularity, however Australasia is a contemporary Australian restaurant that takes being trendy very seriously. One of the most striking and impressive restaurants in Manchester, it’s a great choice for New Year’s Eve, as after 11pm the restaurant turns into a late lounge with guest DJs. There are two ways to eat the food – go traditional and have a starter, a main and a dessert, or choose from a selection of smaller dishes, including sushi, tempura and oysters.

 

Ning

A combination of well-cooked fresh food, a great ambiance and stylish decor are just some of the reasons why this Malaysian restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter a popular choice with both locals and in-the-know visitors. Cooked with ultimate authenticity, the menu contains a mixture of curries, wok-fried dishes, noodles, Thai dishes and Malaysian specials. If you want to start the New Year with a real kick in Manchester, Wok is worth a try.