WHO WE ARE
Led by the Manchester Hoteliers’ Association in collaboration and partnership with Marketing Manchester, CityCo and both Manchester and Salford City Councils, the Manchester Accommodation BID is a direct response to significant challenges currently facing the accommodation sector in Manchester, including recovery from the pandemic and the impact that Brexit has had on the hospitality sector.
Following confirmation of the vote in favour of the Manchester Accommodation BID in autumn 2022, the Manchester Accommodation BID Board has been formed. The Board provides oversight, scrutiny, and direction to the workstreams, ensuring that the activities meet the expectations of accommodation operators.
The Board has a majority of five hotel and serviced apartment representatives, covering the following accommodation categories: Large Hotel (more than 150 bedrooms); Small Hotel (less than 150 bedrooms); Budget Hotel; Large Serviced Apartment Operator (more than 75 units); and Small Serviced Apartment Operator (less than 75 units). They are:
General Manager, Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter (Budget Hotel representative and Chair of Manchester ABID)
General Manager at Cove – Minshull Street (Small Serviced Apartment representative)
Hotel Manager at Staycity Group (Large Serviced Apartment representative)
General Manager at The Edwardian Manchester (Large Hotel representative)
Matt Townley FIH
Regional Operations Director at Dakota Hotels (Small Hotel representative)
Additional Board places are filled by representatives from Marketing Manchester, CityCo, Manchester City Council, and The Growth Company, respectively. They are:
Managing Director at Marketing Manchester
Chief Executive at CityCo Manchester
Strategic Director of Growth and Development at Manchester City Council
Chief Financial Officer for The Growth Company
Representatives from Salford City Council and Manchester Hoteliers’ Association will also be invited to attend all Board meetings as official observers. They are:
Head of Business and Inward Investment at Salford City Council
Chair of the Manchester Hoteliers’ Association
WHAT WE DO
ACCOMMODATION BID ZONE
Visitors and shoppers can enjoy free music sets in Manchester city centre this week and here’s where to find them….
New global music conference and festival Beyond The Music lands in the city this Wednesday (11 October) and is looking to strike a chord with shoppers, visitors and tourists with a pop-up live music stage in Exchange Square and a series of special one-off pop-up...
This week marks the launch of the Manchester Accommodation BID’s first dedicated marketing campaign funded by the City Visitor Charge and managed by Marketing Manchester – the Accommodation BID’s delivery partner for campaign activities. This initial campaign has two...
Following an extensive recruitment process, Manchester Accommodation BID has announced Rachel Kettle as the organisation’s first Accommodation BID Manager. With several years of experience in place promotion, Rachel will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to...
On Saturday 1 April 2023, the Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District (BID) will begin operations as the first initiative of its kind in the UK, aiming to deliver better visitor experiences and drive more staying visitors to the city. Led by...
Annie Brown, General Manager of Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter, has been confirmed as the first Chair of Manchester’s ground-breaking new Accommodation Business Improvement District (BID). Sitting for their first official meeting on Tuesday 7 March, the...
City’s accommodation operators vote in favour of new funding and creation of Accommodation Business Improvement District
Overwhelming vote in favour of new Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District hailed as ‘exciting moment’ by hoteliers’ association and accommodation bosses. Business-led initiative will create additional funding to support future growth of the visitor...