I was well overdue a girlie weekend… spa, shopping and getting glammed-up for cocktails.
The stylish Malmaison Hotel Manchester boasts boutique bedrooms, its own spa and restaurant; and is surrounded by some of the best shops, bars and clubs in the city.
Shopping and sipping champagne at Selfridges…
When your feet can take no more, drop your bags and take a window seat at San Carlo Gran Café at Selfridges. Admire the city views while you sip a strawberry champagne in this lavish little venue.
On the rooftop at 20 stories Manchester…
People dress to impress at 20 Stories. Step out of the lift onto the rooftop with 360 degree views of Spinningfields. It’s more costly than your average bar and restaurant, but you pay for your surroundings – the outdoor terrace is very extra.
Expect to queue for entry on a Saturday night, but it’s worth the wait.
If you’ve still got some party in you, Manahatta Bar is a new addition to Manchester – the perfect stop-off for pre-drinks and a dance before Toybox Club.
Brunch in the clouds…
Soak up last night’s cocktails with Sunday brunch at Hilton’s skyline restaurant, Cloud 23. Pre-book to get the best seat in the house and tuck into pancakes or waffles high in the clouds.
Where? Malmaison, Manchester, 1-3 Picadilly, M1 3AQ
How much? £209 for two people, including overnight stay, three-course dinner and cocktail
Star rating? 4*