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Manchester Hilton Closes

The Deansgate Giant Gets A Power Shock

Published on October 2nd 2011.

Manchester Hilton Closes


MANCHESTER Deansgate Hilton Hotel closed on Friday after electrical problems. It was hoped that repairs would have solved the problem by Saturday but that wasn't possible.

It's unfortunate as it comes on one of the busiest weekends of the year with the Conservative Party Conference about to begin

A Hilton Worldwide spokesperson, said: "We can confirm that there was an electrical power outage on Friday, 30 September at Hilton Manchester Deansgate resulting in the closure of the hotel and relocation of guests to alternative accommodation.

"Our engineering team are working as quickly as possible to get the hotel fully operational again. We sincerely apologise for inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming guests back to Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Any guests with a query please contact the hotel directly for advice."

The staff it would appear are working hard to ensure all accommodation obligations have been re-directed to other hotels across the region. However events and functions and other bookings couldn't be fulfilled. 

The temporary closure is doubly unfortunate as it comes on one of the busiest weekends of the year with the Conservative Party Conference about to begin at nearby Manchester Central.


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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

grapevineOctober 2nd 2011.

very odd indeed! coincidence?

AnonymousOctober 3rd 2011.

yes Grapevine, the same way barriers outside have become a health and safety issue outside Manchester Central! sour grapes from labour as per! they clearly dont like opposition yet the council wants all the revenue the conference brings in? which way do they want it? Was watching the Krishnan Gury Murthy interview with William Hague outside it and its clear hes far more of a politician than Leese Lloyd etc will ever be. When have you ever heard a tory councillor or MP continually play the blame game and resort to slagging off the opposition like labour like to do rather than offer credible workable solutions? Tories get slated for being wealthy and educated and so what if they appear cool about the cuts but why should they appear anything less? They want to try and educate the people that cuts are necessary if taxes arent to rise too much. We could be in Greeces position under Nulabour if the euro went ahead. At least Hague is opposed to it. They could easily make inroads into Manchester if they wanted to. Manchester is a social experiment though as Disraeli once said (ex Tory PM) What Manchester does today the rest of the world follows tomorrow....we'll see how this once great city can turn its fortunes around and get industry back up and running. dont forget it was the capitalist centre of England at one time during the industrial revolution so what do you replace that with? A largely service based industy with no manufaturing/skills edge? So it becomes a city of shops, students,bars, hotels relying too heavily on tourism which, for the countrys rainiest city in a recession leaves a lot to be desired!!

the Whalley RangerOctober 3rd 2011.

To pick up on the Britain campaign:

Manchester is

History of Capitalism
Test Tubing (Oldham)
Football (ask Norway and Asia)

Enough to live off, if the INCOME DISTRIBUTION was structured properly, that is the real issue here...

Manufacturing? It's a lost cause. Like textiles - long gone, with the exception of branding. Don't worry about it too much.

grapevineOctober 6th 2011.

Didn't pay their bills then, did they? Makes sense to 'close them down' when the biggest income stream is about to occur...

Why am i saying this? Same thing happening to 'The Gallion' gym just now...

Colin SwinneyOctober 10th 2011.

Hope they had business interrutpion cover for failure of public utilities!!!! Bet that cost them a bit!!

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