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Roomzzz Creates Local Jobs…

£5m hotel development to create local jobs

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A new £5 million hotel is set to open in Newcastle, creating around 20 jobs for the city.

Roomzzz Aparthotel are in the process of restoring Friar House in the city centre, creating 44 luxury apartments and suites.

The sites is the fifth in the Roomzzz Aparthotel portfolio, adding to sites in Manchester and Leeds.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Walton, head of Roomzz Aparthotel UK said: “We are bringing an influx of new jobs to the City and are looking forward to Roomzzz Newcastle CITY sharing Newcastle’s famed warmth and hospitality through the Aparthotel and our choice of team to all of our guests.

“Newcastle City is a chic stay-away from home which gives suggestions and aspirations to a luxurious lifestyle that sometimes may seem beyond our day to day reach – we match luxe and Apple technology with affordability and practicality,  the combination of which promises to strengthen the marketplace  in terms of luxury stays in Newcastle.”

The restoration of the Georgian Friar House is now underway, and all planning, design, restoration and construction work has been tendered to local companies in two phases.

Mark continued: ‘The planning, design and build surrounding an historic building such as Friar House has demanded we work closely with Newcastle council as well as with sympathy for the building and area as well as extreme care and expertise. We are delighted with the progress that has been made on site so far and the team are ahead of schedule for completion’.

He now hopes that the hotel will strengthen the marketplace in terms of luxury stays in the Newcastle area.

“Newcastle City is an incredibly exciting location for the brand – we are looking forward to being immersed in the rich vibrancy that the City offers residents and tourists alike. We are proud to be a part of Newcastle’s hospitable future.”

Well in our search to bring you the best of things going on across the country I came across this…. ‘Back Le Bid’ – a campaign to hold a stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2016! 

The Tour de France is an annual bike race, covering more than 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) and lasts three weeks. The race is broken into day-long segments, called stages and the idea is that for 2016 one of these stages will be held in Yorkshire!
This bid already has the backing of some of cycling’s big names – Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift to name a couple…
Wow…. imagine if the world’s largest sporting event came through the county? Here at Roomzzz we would be perfectly placed to get the best roadside view… our accommodation in Leeds provides the best base to explore Yorkshire!
If you’d like to help Yorkshire win Le Bid you can show your backing here….

Free night in Manchester…. What to expect?

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Well it’s time for Friday Favourites Treasure Hunt… and this week our lucky winner gets a FREE night in our fabulous Manchester Roomzzz!
So if you get to check in what can you expect?
48 individual apartments fully fitted for the practicalities of daily life, finished with a subtle suggestion of the Orient inspired by the bustle of nearby Chinatown. As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style and comfort. 
Manchester Central convention complex for conference and exhibitions and the Northern Quarter – the home of fashion outlets, art galleries and quirky boutique shops are all within walking distance, and the Trafford Centre is less than 6 miles away, its ideal for those wanting to experience the true spirit of this vivacious city. We’re easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, and the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena is less than a mile away, you’re never far from the heartbeat of this vibrant 21st Century metropolis.
Award wining Grade II listed building boasts high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces, and kitchens equipped with Smeg appliances. This is the height of luxury, by design.
So what about the Roomzzz

Everything about our Smart studios has been carefully thought out to create the perfect balance between comfort, style and practicality. From the high-gloss white kitchen pod with integrated appliances, to the comfortable sleeping area complete with luxurious double bed and ample wardrobe space. Need to check your mail? The plasma TV doubles as a Mac Mini. Need to complete your report? The dining table doubles as a workstation. And the shower? Well actually, it’s just a shower (but quite possibly one of the best-appointed showers in Manchester).

You can never have too much of a good thing, we believe. So, we took the concept of our smart, stylish studios and expanded upon it a little to create the Grande Studio. With a slightly larger open-plan living space there’s plenty of room to stretch out. Rustle up a latte and warm croissants in the all-white kitchen and return to your luxurious bed with the papers. (Twins and doubles are available). Plan out your day with free web access via your iMac. Then, enjoy a bracing shower in the contemporary bathroom – some are fitted with baths and even their own plasma TVs. Now that’s thinking generously. 
The Liberty suite takes style and comfort to a whole new level. Step into the apartment and you’ll immediately be greeted by a large open plan living space with high ceilings, generous seating, a good-sized dining table, plasma TV and iMac / Mac Mini computer. You’ll also find a fully equipped all-white kitchen pod with stainless steel appliances – perfect for preparing lazy breakfasts or lavish dinners. There’s more to discover in the shower room, tastefully finished with high quality modern fittings and dual wash basins. Altogether, Liberty gives you the freedom to enjoy your stay, just the way you want. 
Everything about the Maxima suite has been designed to maximise your comfort. With a spacious open-plan living area, comfortable seating, a large dining table, a coffee table and a deep luxury rug, you’ll quickly feel at ease. Settle down in front of the plasma TV, or catch up on your mail with the iMac provided. Conjure up a simple supper using the high gloss all-white kitchen pod, or simply luxuriate in the comfort of your bed located on a mezzanine and reached by a feature spiral staircase. (Extra guests can take the practical sofa-bed down below). There’s also a sleek, modern shower room – some are available with baths, and even their own plasma TVs for maximum indulgence. 
Check in to the Penthouse suite (previously Emperor Suite) and it’s a little like having your own private empire in the heart of Manchester. Laid out around a spacious open-plan living area, it provides every comfort for you and your fellow guests to relax, dine and live in total luxury.

The focus of the master bedroom is a magnificent four-poster bed and the room has its own en suite WC and handbasin, a walk-in wardrobe, a desk with an iMac and a plasma TV. Up on the mezzanine, via a spiral staircase, there’s a further double/twin bed with a separate wardrobe and dressing table. Need even more room? It’s possible to open up the suite to the room next door to create a private three-bedroom suite.

All guests are well served by the shared living space, complete with 3-seater sofa-bed, two armchairs, a coffee table and a luxury designer rug. Not to mention the fully-equipped all-white kitchen pod and dining table for getting together over brunch. The contemporary bathroom too features a separate shower and its own plasma TV, so no-one has to miss their favourite soap.  
Soooooo what’s not to love about Manchester Roomzzz? And what do you have to lose? Join our treasure hunt and you could be on your way to a fabulous night of luxury at Roomzzz!

Live like a king!

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As you may be aware we here at Roomzzz just love to give our loyal guest special treats and so we created the Royalty Club… We have a whole host of new members and so we thought we’d make life simple and put the facts  and the most frequently asked questions down together….

How much does it cost to join? Its free of charge, there are no fees to participate
How does it work? The membership number on the card relates to your discount entitlement. Once you log in on the Roomzzz website you will be recognised as a Royalty member and the discount will be applied
Do I need to take my card to the aparthotel to check-in? Yes, you will be required to present your Royalty Club card and membership number when you check-in
Can I recommend to others? Yes, you can recommend to friends and family to apply for their own membership. Members must be over the age of 18 and a UK resident.
Can my company join the scheme? Yes, we also have a Corporate Royalty Club, please contact for details on how to join
What discount do I get? You will start on the Silver level which entitles a 10% discount
How do I reach the Gold and Platinum levels? You will be automatically rewarded with the Gold membership after staying with us for 25 room nights and Platinum membership after 75 room nights
Will I get the discount each time I book? Yes, as long as you use your personal login when booking online or quote your membership number when calling the central reservations team
Can I use it at any Roomzzz Aparthotel? Yes, and we are actively seeking opportunities to expand, so keep an eye out for new aparthotels in a city near you
Can I let my friends and family use it? No, the card is specific to you
Do I have to stay a minimum number of nights? You only need to stay once to be eligible to join. After booking 25 room nights you will move to the Gold membership which increases your discount to 20%
What if I lose my card? Simply email to request a new one
So that’s all you need to know about our Royalty Club Membership… click here to sign up!

Hurry hurry…. we need your friends!

It’s Thursday already… have you joined in our Friday Favourites competition for this week? It’s VERY simple and you could win a two night stay in one of our Roomzzz hotels!

All you need to do is recommend Roomzzz to your friends and the person who gets us the most ‘likes’ – gets the prize… simple… first past the post!

That’s it…. All we need you to do is to post an invite on your wall to ask your friends to like our Facebook page in Leeds and or in Manchester.

The winner will be announced each Friday – we’ll count up who has recommended the most new friends and the winner gets to invite one of those friends for a 2 nights stay* in Roomzzz!

Soooo keep an eye on your news feed to see how many of your friends have hit the button… and you could be heading our way!

*T & Cs: subject to availability and stay must be booked within 7 days of winning

Friday Favourites win FREE 2 nights at Roomzzz

You know how we don’t like to stand still? Well Friday Favourites is changing again… we want to share the love and we need your help!

We’ve got some fabulous fans – and you give us excellent support over our Leeds and Manchester sites.

We’re on the hunt for more fans – and we’d like you to benefit! We’ve arranged that the person who recommends the most new friends each week wins a 2 night stay at the Roomzzz of their choice (this must be booked within 7 days of winning) Perfect to get your City mini break sorted!

All we need you to do is to post an invite on your wall to ask your friends to like our Facebook page in Leeds and or in Manchester.

We just need you to tell us who you’ve recommended – so jot us a note on our Facebook wall or on Twitter with the names of your friends and as long as they are new to liking our page or new followers on Twitter us you could be packing your bags for a chic stay!

Each Friday – we’ll count up who has recommended the most new friends and the winner gets to invite one of those friends for a 2 nights stay in Roomzzz!

Make sure you scoop the credit and tell us who you’ve asked to sign up…!

*T & Cs: subject to availability and stay must be booked within 7 days of winning

Those magnificent men…

This week our Friday Favourites offer puts the focus back onto Leeds with a fantastic deal for all our Facebook fans… like our page and then look out for the code… the code is then live between 8am and 9am and allows you to book Leeds City West hotel for the fantastic rate of £25 on all new bookings until 30.12.2011.*

So we thought we’d have a look at what’s on and give you a reason and take advantage of this!

Do you remember Dastardly and Mutley? Well here’s your chance to see them in real life! 17th July sees the Red Bull Flutag which takes place in Roundhay Park… this event “challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 30-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. This criteria has inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, winnebagos with wings and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks! Since the first Red Bull Flugtag took place in Vienna, Austria, in 1991, almost 100 Red Bull Flugtags have been held around the globe, attracting up to 300,000 spectators for a single event.“—The-Event/001242983745184

Leeds City West is perfectly placed to attend events in Roundhay Park – it’s just around the corner….

*T & Cs: Offer is subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer, code is only valid for smart studio bookings made between 8am and 9am at Leeds City West on Friday 8th July. Applies to new bookings only until 30.12.2011. Reservations must be made online and prepaid, are non refundable and non amendable. Royalty Club discount cannot be claimed against any booking made under this offer.