2013 Location

UK MEET 12-14 JULY 2013


This year’s venue was the Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa.


Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Exterior

AA 4 Stars

London Road Manchester M1 2PG
Tel 0161 272 3200

  • In the very heart of Manchester
  • City centre attractions within walking distance
  • Award-winning Scottish Steak Club restaurant onsite
  • 338 luxurious bedrooms
  • Spa and Technogym
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • WiFi throughout
  • In-room spa treatments available

Rooms will be available for attendees at a special rate of £90 per room, per night, including bed and breakfast, for single occupancy.
Double occupancy will be £100 per room, per night, i.e. £50 per person. The rate includes bed & breakfast, and the use of the gym and spa.

Please use the DIRECT booking number of +44 (0)161 272 3200 and ask for RESERVATIONS. This number is available 09.00 to 17.00 (GMT) Monday to Friday.
Let the hotel know when you book that you’re part of the GLBTQ Fiction Writers event Ref: 3194951 July 13-14 2013.
PLEASE NOTE that rooms at the Macdonald must be booked 28 days before the event, at the latest.
No cancellations can be made after 28 days before the event.

NOTE for non-UK attendees:
The special rate can only be claimed by a telephone booking. The hotel will also want a valid credit card at the time of booking, as guarantee. They will NOT charge the card at that time, but only after your stay. At that time, you can offer an alternative method of payment if you want e.g. cash.

Please contact Clare at clarelondon11 AT yahoo.co.uk if you have any queries or difficulties with this.

FURTHER NOTE for USA/Australia attendees:
The number to call the hotel including international exit-code is: 011 44 161 272 3200.
And if you call, PLEASE remember the time difference! Availability on this number is between 09.00 and 17.00 GMT, which is PT+8, CT+6, EST+5, Perth -7, Sydney -9.


NOTE: If you’d prefer somewhere else to stay, there are many other places nearby.
The UK Meet team have no links with any other hotels, but the following links may be useful, though not exclusive:
Travel Supermarket

Specific hotels nearby include the Ibis, Premier Inn, and the Gardens Hotel.


THE MACDONALD HOTEL – extracts from their website

Enjoy the largest 4-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa. A modern hotel located within walking distance of Piccadilly train station and within easy reach of major motorways, making our hotel a convenient choice for a comfortable stay in Manchester’s cosmopolitan city centre.

This landmark Manchester hotel provides you with a stylish base in the cosmopolitan city. Manchester’s top attractions are on our very doorstep, with the Manchester Arena, the Manchester City FC and the Manchester United FC close by.

Our hotel also boasts sophisticated conference and meeting facilities, and has been voted one of Europe’s best hotels for business travellers by in an independent poll. We also provide the ideal location and setting for a perfect wedding in the heart of cosmopolitan Manchester

Discover Harmony & Serenity, a sophisticated and sumptuous spa with luxury rooms and signature thermal suite forming part of every experience. Indulge and relax in deeply soothing Decléor products for both men and women. Take the time to discover our range of spa and beauty treatments lasting from as little as 30 minutes to half a day, full day and weekend breaks.

Our Scottish Steak Club Restaurant serves the best prime steaks sizzling hot, straight from the Josper Charcoal Grill. It’s all about the experience, the live theatre kitchen, the AA rosette and our famous Rib Eye on the bone. Our Beef’s supplied from accredited Scottish Farms, traditionally aged for 21 days.

Upgrade to a City or Panoramic room for fabulous views across the city of Manchester and a guaranteed king size bed, walk in shower and oversized bath tub.

Getting to the hotel

If traveling by car please use M1 2AR which will direct you to the hotel’s car park on Berry Street
0.3 miles from Piccadilly Station
11 miles from Manchester Airport