Manchester’s first hotel designed exclusively for bees opens for business

Manchester's first hotel designed exclusively for bees opens for business I Love Manchester
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The worker bee has become an instantly recognisable symbol of Manchester. Now a new hotel designed exclusively for bees will keep Manchester’s hibernating population happy and snug this winter.

The Bee Happy Hotel, part of a £2.9 million redesign at Jurys Inn Manchester, has been designed in consultation with the Manchester and District Beekeepers Association to help prevent the decline of the Manchester bee population.

“We are thrilled Jurys Inn has provided a city-centre bee hotel to help sustain the wild bee population in Manchester,” says MDBKA’s Lena Crowe.

“The Jurys Inn canalside location deck provides the perfect location for bees, and the introduction of bee-friendly fauna and flora will help attract bees looking for a room over the next few months”.

Jurys Inn has undergone a complete transformation and is completely unrecognisable with stylish new bedrooms, open plan new lobby with connectivity area, Costa coffee bar and a brand new bar and restaurant.

Manchester's first hotel designed exclusively for bees opens for business I Love Manchester

All 265 stylish new bedrooms, including 13 executive bedrooms, come fully equipped with free high speed WiFi, a spacious en-suite bathroom, a 42 inch flat screen TV with Freeview, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and more.

They also now feature the exclusive DREAM bed by Jurys Inn, designed to offer unparalleled levels of comfort and ensure the perfect night’s sleep which is proving a favourite among guests.

Oddsocks Bar and Kitchen offers an extensive and exciting menu for every mealtime including signature burgers and cocktails– perfect for those looking for great tasting, home comforts.

Manchester's first hotel designed exclusively for bees opens for business I Love Manchester
Oddsocks Bar and Kitchen

The hotel also has a stylish new lobby with a dedicated connectivity area and plenty of space for informal meetings or get togethers. It will also be the first Jurys Inn hotel to trial self-check in allowing guests to check in using new kiosks in reception.

Hotel general manager Steven Devine said: “We have been busy bees in recent months and are thrilled to unveil the new look Jurys Inn Manchester complete with a brand new dining experience, Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen and stunning, contemporary bedrooms. However, we didn’t want to forget our local icons – the worker bees.

“Manchester is a hive of activity and we hope Jurys Inn Manchester will be, too. This winter we hope to give the insects a true Mancunian welcome as we open the doors to our Bee Happy Hotel. Guests and locals visiting the hotel will be able to enjoy the installation throughout the colder months.”

To book your stay at Jurys Inn Manchester or reservation at the Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen call +44 161 953 8888 or visit www.jurysinns.com/hotels/manchester. Reservations are not required at the Bee Happy Hotel where bees can stay completely free of charge.

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