Welcome to the brand new Blogsite for the Arora Hotel, Manchester.
While people can find a lot of information about our city centre hotel on our website, this Blog is designed to give you a much more personal insight into the hotel, from the people who work here.
We decided to launch the Blog to guide our guests, and hopefully new customers, through our on-going renovation and restoration work which will result in a fabulous new boutique-look for the Arora.
We are passionate about our hotel and the hospitality business in general, but the most important people are our guests. That is why we felt it was so important to keep you up-to-date with every stage of our building work.
We will update the Blog regularly with news and tips and also some honest insights from our staff. Please feel free to post questions and queries on here and we will do our best to answer them as quickly as possible.
So sit back and enjoy the journey with us.
For those who don’t know the Arora is a 140-bedroom Grade II listed building, in the popular Princess Street area of city-centre Manchester. The beautiful façade of the building is testament to the architectural heritage of the city and has remained unchanged for decades.
But the big changes are happening once you walk through our front door.
Please excuse the temporary hoardings and men in hard hats, it will all be worth it in the end we promise you!
The entire ground floor is being re-modelled to provide a much more individual and personal experience for guests and visitors.
The old reception desk, seating areas and ground floor gymnasium have gone completely. Our reception desk is temporarily located in front of the lifts and the fitness suite has moved permanently upstairs into one of the former meeting rooms.
The ground floor transformation will include an open plan reception area with three individual desk pods for personal check-in. Secure rooms for luggage are also included.
There will be plenty of sofas and soft furnishings to give the hotel a real boutique feel, with new flooring, lighting, wall coverings and art work.
But the biggest addition will be the new coffee shop and patisserie. The idea is to create the atmosphere of a pavement café where guests can sit and enjoy a hot or cold drink with snacks and cakes while watching the world go by.
In April we move upstairs with the redecoration of the bedroom corridors, including new carpet throughout. Longer term we will be refurbishing all the bedrooms.
So the builders have moved in and in the nicest possible way we hope to say goodbye to them downstairs in April when we will be officially unveiling our ground floor new look in its entirety.
In the meantime please keeping checking back on this Blog for regular updates and news on our progress