It was never the intention of the Roomzzz Aparthotel brand to be content with smashing targets or satisfied with achieving record sales figures in 2011.
Expansion through a rigorous franchise programme has always been the driving force behind the brand with Head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK – Mark Walton at the helm. And as Newcastle City comes on board – the latest announcement from Roomzzz Aparthotel UK is that the brand is on track to achieve their forecasted double figures by 2014.
2012 sees the brand surge forward to open their fifth site within 6 years. Newcastle City is located in Friar House in the City Centre – a large Georgian House originally built in the 1700’s. Roomzzz Aparthotel is currently undergoing a sympathetic restoration programme on the Grade II listed building which will house 44 lifestyle driven and luxurious apartments and suites including a duplex penthouse.
Originating in Leeds the brand established in 2006 and remains steadfast with their strategic positioning in the hospitality industry. The brand has made a documented impact within the industry from a design point of view, as well as being a serious innovator in the industry from an operations perspective.
Head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK Mark Walton comments ‘Our franchise team’s methodology is focused on delivering prime locations which match our brand’s principles. We also have a proven track record of delivering not only ground breaking industry averages but of developing an operations system which allows us to work on bucking trends within the marketplace. We are incredibly proud of our ability to break moulds, drive innovation which ultimately are the springboard to our brand expansion.’
Roomzzz aim to change the way a brand, which falls into the ‘affordable’ bracket is perceived, has been achieved through Roomzzz ethos and high standards since launch.
Walton continues, ‘the brand is evolving, morphing into a force which is smashing historic growth patterns and sales figures. Our investment into researching the marketplace, current and future trends is considerable and this knowledge has enabled us to make bold directional changes to drive and keep up with demand’.
Roomzzz are known for their own take on deciphering their target audience and tailoring the appeal of the brand to match and manage expectation of customers across all Roomzzz Aparthotel sites. Smart marketing techniques champions customer interaction and weaves loyalty and measurability throughout the brand.
Head of Roomzzz Aparthotel, Mark Walton concludes, ‘The Roomzzz Aparthotel franchise model is accepted as an exciting investment. We are in discussions with several more franchisee partners including a site in Glasgow.’
Because work are usually paying I tend to book the cheapest rooms but they are by no means basic. I don’t know of any other hotel where you can stay in such luxurious surroundings at such a low price.
This weekend however I was in Manchester with my boyfriend so we booked The Maxima Suite. If you’re thinking about treating a loved one to a romantic weekend away or just like a bit of extra space then this is the room for you.
Down stairs you’ll find:
A kitchen area complete with dish washer, cutlery, hob, pans, plates – basically everything you would need if you were planning to cook and eat in. The hotel have a pantry in reception so you can buy pizzas, curry sauces, soft drinks etc
A large living space with a couple of sofa’s, a desk, iMac, iPod docking station and a large flat screen TV mounted on the wall
A down stairs bathroom with a rain fall shower and a decent sized bath tub with a TV built into the wall (a great touch!)
And then up a spiral staircase you’ll find your bedroom:
A huge bed
Another toilet so you don’t have to navigate the stairs at night
And a third TV
The rooms at Roomzzz are modern, light and clean.
The grab and go breakfast is great – coffee’s, juices, fruit and freshly baked pastries.
My only small gripe is the outside noise but that comes with staying at any City centre hotel. My boyfriend slept through it but the odd siren or loud groups of people have disturbed my sleep when staying here but not enough for me not to book again but I think it’s something the light sleepers amongst you may want to know about.
Make a reservation, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
It’s Friday and the final clue day for our Friday Favourites Treasure Hunt! This week our lucky winner will win a night in our fabulous Manchester City Centre hotel…
So what to expect if you follow the clues and hit the nail on the head!
- Free local and national UK landline calls
- Free Grab & Go breakfast
- Pantry at Reception
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Discounted parking at adjacent car park
Staff were very helpful at reception.
Would stay again for sure.
Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
The only downside is that the parquet floors are a bit squeaky and noisy when you step on them. But it is only a minor issue.
Would definitely stay in this hotel next time I visit Manchester!
Reviewed by Americanaaa from Lincs…. thank you!
On returning we watched a film and there was no noise from other rooms so I wonder about the reviews mentioning noise as the hotel was very busy. Thank you to Keith who made us feel again like valued regular customers. We will be ringing this Friday hoping for a cancellation on Saturday 17th. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday we asked our Manchester Facebook fans, ‘which insect is connected to Manchester?’ Someone suggested the Museum Mummy! But no the symbol of Manchester is the bee!
The Manchester bee symbol was adopted during the industrial revolution, a revolution that Manchester was at the heart of. The bee denotes Mancunians hard work and graft during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century. A mosaic hive of bees is depicted on flooring in the Manchester Town Hall.
Bees are known are hard workers with a vital role to play in the ecosystem and the ability for humans and life forms to survive by pollinating crops. The allegorical link to bees relates that during this era, Manchester was a vital economic centre for Britain and many Mancunians were employed in a range of jobs in the city.
Although it is unverifiable, the idiom busy bee may have originated or at least been popularised as a result of Manchester’s adoption of the bee symbol.
The architecture of our Manchester Roomzzz is testament to this era, see photograph below!
Boasting quality accommodation in Manchester, and the same unique combination of serviced apartments and boutique hotels in Leeds, our doors have had their fair share of celebrity names walk through them. But last week our attention was focused on the stars lining up at the National Television Awards in London.
This year saw the BBC’s Waterloo Road pick up Best Drama. It’s set in Rochdale, a few miles from Roomzzz Aparthotel – Manchester City, making us more than a little proud. And, although somewhat further away, Ant & Dec continued to represent the North on a big scale, collecting the coveted Best Entertainment Presenter award for a tenth time.
Past victors have included esteemed Yorkshire-men, such as Michael Parkinson, Manchester-born icons like John Thaw, and Ricky Tomlinson, a latter-day Lancastrian legend. And, programme wise, the historic Shires have taken home silverware thanks to Last of the Summer Wine, Coronation Street and Cold Feet to name but three.
Leeds, Manchester, and their surrounding areas all have established histories when it comes to filming. The latter has given us small screen memories in the shape of This Life, with Looking For Eric, Alfie, 24 Hour Party People and Marvel’s forthcoming Captain America amongst the recent feature films to use its streets. And, as for the former, mentioning Spooks, Five Days, The Damned United and the acclaimed Red Riding trilogy proves it rivals that neighbour over the hills.
So, next time you’re thinking of these fair towns, don’t leave it at shopping, clubs, food and sport. You could run into a host of personalities when perusing a boutique, or queuing at the bar, so why not give yourself a little more time by booking an overnight stay. Our centrally located sites offer unrivalled access to all the amenities you, and countless familiar faces want to make the most of, so you never know who the person in the Roomzzz next door could be.