The Principal, Manchester

The Principal, Manchester

The Principle Manchester Hotel has a history dating back to 1890 where it initially operated as The Refuge Assurance Headquarters. Set in the bustling city of Manchester, the Principal hotel is in the perfect location for leisure or work. It’s multi-million-pound refurbishment is evident in the stylish room décor and elegant event space. This 4-star hotel is the perfect hub for your Manchester city break. Situated on the bustling Oxford Road, the shops are just a stone’s throw away. For those interested in shopping, nightlife, and music Manchester is the perfect location with a multitude of glamorous bars and restaurants.

Food and Drink

The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar by Volta is influenced by the small plates and dishes of the renown Volta restaurant.

DINING ROOM: The Dining room focuses on providing a spectrum of flavours stretching the countries of the world. Due to the popularity, it’s recommended to book in advance

PUBLIC BAR: The Public Bar offers a space to relax or socialise all day long. Whether you fancy a coffee to help you through your work or a cocktail to enjoy over a catch up the Principal Manchester public bar is the perfect location.

WINTER GARDEN: The Winter Garden is situated in the centre of the establishment with gorgeous trees bringing the outdoors in.  Enjoy a cocktail or two and nibble on a bar snack with good friends. It’s the perfect locations for good times and good conversation.

DEN: The Den is a great location for parties accommodating 60-80 people. With snooker and foosball tables you can get competitive with colleagues or friends before indulging in a sharing platter or two.

PRIVATE DINING: The dining room offers the perfect setting for an intimate celebration or meeting. The glass wall separation allows you to onlook the bustling atmosphere of the dining room whilst redeeming the benefits of privacy.

Rooms and Suites

The rooms and suites at the Principal Manchester are as equally stunning as the public spaces. With high ceilings and ornate furnishings, the rooms offer luxury at its finest. Whether opting for a guest room, superior room, deluxe room or suite there’s something to cater to your needs.  The original features offer an element of history and an insight into the buildings past.

Meetings and Events

Holding your meeting at the Principal Manchester is the perfect idea where you can enjoy the Edwardian surroundings. The dedicated events managers can ensure your event runs perfectly to leave your guests in awe. The team of executive chefs can form then perfect menu to meet your needs and impress your guests.


The Principal Manchester is home to the largest event space of its kind in the North of England offering a gorgeous ballroom fit for all of your event needs. You can arrange an appointment to discuss all of your event needs.

Whether it be the elegant décor or tantalising food, The Principle Manchester hotel offers the perfect base for your trip to Manchester.