The Reach at Piccadilly
The Reach at Piccadilly is part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio collection, meaning it looks more like a boutique hotel than a corporate chain. You get all the character of an independent plus the reliability of a big name.
The Reach definitely leans towards local influences rather than generic hospitality branding. It’s named after its location at Lock 84 on the Rochdale Canal. The reach is the stretch of water between the canal locks, and despite being right in the heart of Manchester, The Reach at Piccadilly still manages to capture a sense of canalside calm.
Local influence also plays a big part in the food and drink offering with coffee roasted round the corner, the hotel’s own beer brewed by local outfit Seven Bro7hers, and a menu of small plates with key ingredients sourced from local artisan producers.
The hotel has all the mod-cons for the modern traveller. You’ll find top of the range mattresses, deluxe espresso coffee machines, 50 inch Smart TVs with Google Chromecast, USB charging ports and free wifi.
It’s near the train station making it very handy for business travellers, and a great base for a mini-break in Manchester. This area has really taken off in recent years with down-at-heel dowdiness being replaced with a hip food and drink scene.