Fresh from their V Festival appearance this summer and following the release of their fifth album in October, Kings of Leon have announced a tour which will include the Manchester Evening News Arena. They will stop off in Manchester on 13th December, and we would expect a sell-out concert as was the case in 2009 when they performed two sold out shows at the MEN. For tickets please visit www.men-arena.com.
Roomzzz Manchester is one of our hotels near the MEN Arena, this Manchester city centre hotel offers you the prime location to stay if you are coming to see Kings of Leon! Roomzzz Manchester is easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly & Oxford Road railway stations and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, the Northern Quarter beyond, Manchester Central and Deansgate shopping to the North-West, Roomzzz Manchester is perfect for those looking for hotels in Manchester.
Classic Disney tale, Beauty and The Beast makes a welcome return to Leeds Grand Theatre from 16th – 20th November. A fun filled fantasy about a young prince who denies an evil witch shelter, and is consequently transformed into a beast and all his servants into household objects. To break the spell he must love and be loved before his 21st birthday or he will remain forever a beast. The performance includes classic songs from the original Disney movie such as “Be Our Guest” loved by children and adults alike. Ticket prices from £11, please visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com.
Why not extend the magic and stay with us at Roomzzz Aparthotel? Our hotels in Leeds and hotels near Leeds Grand Theatre are ideal for visitors, with free Wi-Fi access and Grab & Go breakfast on offer to all guests, plus the convenience of the Pantry where you can purchase essential items. With our comfortable rooms and memory foam beds you may find that you never want to leave.
Calling all movie buffs! Leeds City Museum is currently housing a selection of costumes from films such as Evita, Miss Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice and many more. The collection is being shown right the way up until 9th January 2011.
Tickets to the exhibition are priced at £2.50 (Adults), £1.50 (Children, NUS, OAP) further information can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum
If you are planning a visit to Leeds City Museum why not stay at Roomzzz Aparthotel? We have three hotels near Leeds City Museum conveniently located in and around the city centre. Each apartment comes complete with memory foam mattress so you have a restful night’s sleep and wake up refreshed in the morning. Also new to Leeds City West Aparthotel is the grab and go breakfast featuring a range of fresh fruits and pastries complemented by a selection of tea, coffee and juices.
Classic Christmas tale ‘a Christmas carol’ arrives at West Yorkshire Playhouse this November. Telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable old man who is visited by three spirits (ghost of Christmas past, ghost of Christmas present and ghost of Christmas future) in an effort to persuade him to change his ways in time for Christmas Day. Tickets are available at www.wyp.org.uk.
50 miles, around a million people and a county border separate Manchester from Leeds. Perfect for short breaks or business trips, both offer the best in culture, sport and shopping. We’d advise a stay at luxury city centre accommodation in either. But if you can’t decide which to stay at first let us help.
Read on for the first of our series of city comparisons where we’ll be pitting them head to head in crucial areas such as sport, arts, food, nightlife etc. After all a little friendly competition never hurt…
Round 1- Nightlife
Stinky’s Peephouse, 1 Brick Street, LS9 8AA
Taking its name from a 19th Century San Francisco burlesque club this prominent venue offers multi-tiered dancing and people watching from the balcony.
The Mint Club, 8a Harrison Street, LS1 6PA
This Polo-inspired venue hosts the cream of city centre clubbing, guarantees a great party and a forward thinking soundtrack.
The Elbow Room, 64 Call Lane, LS1 6DT
Part live venue, part bar and part American Pool Hall, there’s no better place to mingle with native scenesters and catch an intimate gig.
The Hi Fi Club, 2 Central Road, LS1 6DE
Winning “Best Nightclub” and “Best Live Music Venue” at the Leeds Bar & Club Awards between 2004 and 2006 speaks volumes. If you’re looking for the jewel in the crown, consider the search over.
Sankey’s, Radium Street, M4 6AY
Former mill, winner of DJ Magazine’s 2010 ‘Best Club In the World’ award, huge soundsystem and groundbreaking lighting. Enough said.
Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham Street, M1 1JN
Legendary live music venue, not to mention favourite hangout of touring and local bands, catch tomorrow’s Mercury winners, today.
Matt & Phred’s, 64 Tib Street, M4 1LW
Late night pizza and jazz are perfect together, which is exactly why this backstreet cellar works so well in attracting the cool sophisticates.
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE
The downstairs bar is decent enough, but the traditional music-hall style room in the attic- complete with smoker’s balcony and raised seating- has quickly established itself as the city’s trendiest live venue.
The bell rings, it’s looking tight and could go either way. As always in a tie-break situation, the judges decide. So if you’ve got any recommendations that can sway them, now would be a good time to speak up…
Manchester and Leeds may seem a million miles away from Manhattan and LA, but appearances can be deceiving. As we’ve discovered, our Roomzzz are regularly housing stars from the region and beyond.
Our unique approach to accommodation has already caught the eye of major sporting figures, no doubt in part thanks to our opulent Suites reminding them of their own exclusive pads. Our Manchester City site has welcomed world class snooker talent to town, though the appeal seems to be too much even for locals to resist, as reservations from members of both City and United’s entourage have shown.
Down the M62 and over the Pennines, Leeds pulls in visitors by the thousands each week. Until recently it was the UK’s favourite city, and the fastest growing metropolis in Europe. It’s big on shopping and bigger on nightlife, but that’s only half the story. A huge football heritage means the city speaks sport, and stars from teams like Leeds United have enjoyed Grab and Go Breakfasts after staying with us.
Whether you opt for a Grand Studio or Emperor Suite each comes equipped with a large screen LCD TV, but that’s not where our relationship with the small screen stops. Both Yorkshire and Granada TV studios are located close to our city centre sites, which explains why famous faces from institutions like Coronation Street and Emmerdale are no strangers to us.
Of course, there are autograph moments to be had outside our walls, and we strongly advise you take advantage of our prime locations, with some of the country’s best bars, boutiques, restaurants, museums and clubs right on your doorstep. Everyone from bands and actors to politicians and cultural leaders makes Leeds and Manchester regular destinations for performances, conferences and relaxation. So it’s easy to imagine who you might spot on your next stay with us.
We’ve undergone a massive six figure investment in order to strengthen our brand, make it easier for our guests to understand our offering and help us further spread the word about aparthotels and we’d like to share the news with you too.
As you may know, we currently operate four luxury aparthotels – a cross between boutique hotels and serviced apartments – and have invested heavily in the company to make them even better for all our guests.
This includes internal improvements such as centralising the booking service and bringing in an experienced new management team who have been working within the hotel industry for over 30 years collectively, with a number of leading brands.
This new investment comes as we prepare to unveil the freshly refurbished Leeds Central aparthotel which will be known as Leeds City West, Leeds 361 will be known as Leeds Headingley.
We’ve had a successful few years, creating four distinctive and luxury aparthotels within four years across two cities – meaning we’ve grown faster in the sector than our bigger rivals. With this new investment we are putting the building blocks into place to allow it to continue to grow even faster. We aim to have 10 hotels within three years. We’ve also increased our team with both new and seasoned hotel professions in order to continue to offer a premium service to our guests.
We’ve had some great feedback from our customers on all aspects of the aparthotels but particularly with regard to the new grab and go breakfasts that offers customers a selection of fresh pastries and fruit to either eat in their rooms or to take with them on departure. This was logical expansion of the pantry system which we already operate – this allows guests to purchase ready made meals, snacks and drinks.
We pride ourselves on keeping to the founding ethos of a ‘luxury home from home’, and welcome customers to stay for any length of time, from a single night to a full year. The blending of a boutique hotel’s style with the convenience and privacy of a serviced apartments means that our apartments can cater for the busy modern businessman – who is forced to work away from home to a family who have come away for a leisurely city-break.
Keep checking our website (www.roomzzz.co.uk) and blog for further updates, and follow us on twitter @Roomzzz.
A celebration of the British brewing industry, starting with SIBA (Society of Northern Brewer’s) North’s annual beer competition with over 300 entrants. The door will open to public after the blind-tasting judging is complete.
It is a Northern beer festival and so the draught beers will be served “in the Northern manner,” via hand pumps with sparklers, to produce a creamy head. For more information, please click here.
Friday 26 November 2010 – Sunday 19 December 2010 Wednesdays to Sundays, 12noon – 10.00pm
Harewood House will host a series of special events this winter including shopping, fun and parties to celerate Christmas. The Christmas Market will offer visitors a variety of seasonal food and crafts, as well as a Santa’s Grotto. It couldn’t get better!
Be sure not to miss out on this event in the historic setting of Harewood House. For those looking to make a weekend of it, why not stay at one of our hotels in Leeds?
Roomzzz ApartHotels in Leeds, ApartHotels in Manchester and ApartHotels in Newcastle
What makes Roomzzz Serviced Apartments different from existing Boutique Hotels and Apartments in Leeds?
Below we have listed some of the benefits of Roomzzz Aparthotel compared to existing corporate accommodation, short term stay, long term stay and serviced apartments in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.
If you think you know all about serviced apartments or serviced flats, think again! Roomzzz is a new take on a classic idea. Our recipe for bringing luxury serviced accommodation to Leeds and Manchester is to provide luxury serviced apartments with a fully functioning kitchen, work desk, living area, broadband internet, plasma television and in some cases Apple Mac computers, free Grab & Go breakfasts and a Pantry in reception. Mix in concierge, room service, and free local and national calls and the result is a happy combination of a 4 star aparthotel.
What is an Apartment Hotel?
An Aparthotel (also known as an Apart Hotel), is a new concept in serviced accommodation and combines all the best features of a boutique hotel with all the best things about serviced apartments.
Key Worker Accommodation, Flats and Housing.
There are occasions when hospitals, local government agencies and universities require key workers. These workers tend to be on short to medium term contracts, which can be anything between 3 weeks and a year. Where do these people live? This can be a big problem for employers. How can employers find suitable key worker housing and key worker flats which will entice staff to live in Leeds or Manchester rather than London? The answer is Roomzzz Aparthotel. Key worker living has never been so good! With a simple, straightforward pricing structure, Roomzzz provides three aparthotel in Leeds and one in Manchester. Stay from 1 night to 1 year and enjoy our alternative option to standard serviced apartments.
If you have ever had to spend a few nights, or even a few weeks living out of a suitcase because your job demands it, then you will know what a lonely and uncomfortable life it can be! Many hotels simply aren't equipped to accommodate business people for more than a couple of nights. When you stay away from home on business, and require corporate accommodation in Leeds or Manchester, where can you go? Somewhere with the comforts of home would be ideal but corporate flats and corporate housing tend to be let on a minimum of 3 months or 6 month period. If you require corporate accommodation for 4 weeks where can you stay and be comfortable? The answer is simple – Roomzzz Aparthotel. Have your own apartment, your luxury home away from home. Stay at Roomzzz for all the comforts of home with a luxury twist.
Short Term Lets.
There are times when work or personal circumstances can take you away from home. Short term lets are notoriously difficult to find anywhere in the UK, but this is particularly the case in popular cities such as London, Manchester and Leeds. Even if you use the Internet to search for short term accommodation in Leeds or Manchester there will be many that advertise as short term apartments, but in actual fact when you get down to the detail, the letting agents actually consider a short term let to be 6 months. What if you require short term accommodation in Leeds or Manchester but don't want it to cost the Earth? The answer is Roomzzz. Lets face it most of us live in the 4 star lifestyle at home. Why should it be any different when you are away from home, especially if you are looking for an apartment for 3 months. Roomzzz offers luxury 4 star apartments with the convenience and service typical of a hotel.