Britain's "second" metropolis has reinvented itself as a buzzing, tourist-friendly destination, with and bundles of Northern charm and character.
A decadent addition to Manchester's burgeoning hotel scene could be the sexiest hotel around.
There's a history of music, fashion and industry, but the thing that holds it all together reigns supreme.
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On the doorstep of Old Trafford, this hotel is like the engine room midfielder who endears himself to fans through hard work and is a bit more skilful than usually given credit for.
Order a classic fry-up and lace your shoes in this eminently walkable city.
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A musical walk of fame is a hit, writes Ben Groundwater.