Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District

Publish date: Wed 08 Mar, 2023

A supplementary £1.00 plus VAT charge per room/unit per night will be added to all stays in Manchester from April 1st 2023. 

This new statutory charge will be collected from all paid accommodation establishments that fall into the Manchester ABID zone and is similar to established schemes in cities across Europe and North America.

The Manchester ABID is a ground-breaking new initiative created for the development and promotion of tourism, and to assist in bringing new events and creating additional activities for visitors to Manchester.  Led by the Manchester Hoteliers’ Association in collaboration and partnership with Marketing Manchester, CityCo and both Manchester and Salford City Councils, the Manchester ABID is a direct response to significant challenges currently facing the accommodation sector in Manchester, including recovery from the pandemic and the impact that Brexit has had on the hospitality sector.

It will also contribute to the enhancement of overall guest experience and help to expand the city’s visitor economy by:

  • amplifying marketing campaigns that drive overnight stays;
  • securing large-scale events, conferences, and festivals in low-season months;
  • improving guest welcome and street cleanliness.

For more information visit their website:

About Staycity
Award-winning, Dublin-based Staycity Group is one of Europe’s leading aparthotel operators with a growing estate of nearly 6,000 apartments across 32 locations including: Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Marseille, Paris and Venice.

Further expansion will see Staycity operate over 15,000 apartments by 2028. Staycity was established in 2004 by CEO Tom Walsh and his brother Ger specialising in quality short and long-term aparthotels in prime city locations. The properties are in key European cities and are popular with both business and leisure travellers. Staycity operates under the Staycity Aparthotels and Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brands. The aparthotels have 24-hour reception and most have a Staycafé selling drinks, snacks and breakfasts, a guest lounge, gym and guest parking. This year Staycity Group won the Best Operator Award (71+ units) for its Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, London Paddington, in the Serviced Apartment News Awards as well as being shortlisted for Best Use of Social Media and Best Operator. In January 2022 the company won the Global Partner of the Year Award in the 3SIXTY Global Awards, recognising excellent service delivery with a strong emphasis on guest satisfaction.

Staycity was also been shortlisted in the Serviced Apartment Provider category of this year’s prestigious Business Travel Awards Europe.

Press contact for further information or photography:
Linda Pettit, Tilburstow Media Partners,
Tel: +44 13 4283 2866 / Mob: +44 79 7378 9853
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