Midland Hotel - Manchester, UK
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N 53° 28.611 W 002° 14.725
30U E 550080 N 5925583
Quick Description: [EN] The Midland Hotel, often referred to simply as The Midland, is a large hotel built by the Midland Railway to serve Manchester Central Station. [FR] Le Midland Hotel , souvent appelé simplement The Midland , est un grand hôtel construit par la Midland Railway pour desservir la gare de Manchester Central.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/9/2019 6:52:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM1191Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

"Opened in September 1903, it was built by the Midland Railway to serve Manchester Central Station, its northern terminus for its rail links to London St Pancras.

Built at the crossroads of Peter Street and Lower Mosley Street, opposite Manchester Central Station, terminating Midland Railway express trains to London St Pancras, the hotel was designed by Charles Trubshaw and built between 1898 and 1903 to the Midland Railway Company at a price of more than £ 1 million.

In 1908, the Railway News reported that the hotel had more than 70,000 customers in the first year and described it as a "20th century palace". The hotel had a 1,000-seat theater that featured operas, plays and performances by Annie Horniman, and a rooftop terrace with a string quartet. The Midland Hotel would have been coveted by Adolf Hitler, who had a keen interest in architecture, as the future Nazi headquarters in Britain. US intelligence has speculated that the shelling would have spared the Manchester area around City Hall in order not to damage or destroy the Midland Hotel.

It was in Midland that Charles Rolls met Henry Royce, which led to the formation of Rolls-Royce Limited in 1904. Queen Elizabeth, the queen mother, dined at the hotel's Trafford restaurant in November 1959 after attending a representation of royal varieties at the Palace Theater. The Beatles were denied access to the French restaurant because they were "badly dressed".

The Midland has a steel structure covered with red bricks, brown terracotta and several varieties of polished granite and Burmantofts terracotta to withstand the polluted environment of Manchester. "

Sources : The Hotel

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" Ouvert en septembre 1903, il a été construit par la Midland Railway pour desservir la gare de Manchester Central , son terminus au nord pour ses liaisons ferroviaires avec London St Pancras .

Construit au croisement de Peter Street et de Lower Mosley Street, en face de la gare de Manchester Central , terminus des trains express Midland Railway à destination de London St Pancras , l’hôtel a été conçu par Charles Trubshaw et construit entre 1898 et 1903 pour la Midland Railway Company au prix de plus de 1 million de livres sterling.

En 1908, le Railway News signala que l’hôtel comptait plus de 70 000 clients la première année et le qualifia de «palais du XXe siècle». L’hôtel possédait un théâtre spécialement aménagé pour 1 000 places, où étaient présentés des opéras, des pièces de théâtre et des représentations d Annie Horniman , ainsi qu’un toit-terrasse où se produisait un quatuor à cordes. Le Midland Hotel aurait été convoité par Adolf Hitler , qui entretenait un vif intérêt pour l'architecture, en tant que futur siège nazi en Grande-Bretagne. Les services de renseignement américains ont émis l'hypothèse que les bombardements auraient épargné le quartier de Manchester autour de l'hôtel de ville afin de ne pas endommager ni détruire le Midland Hotel.

C'était à Midland que Charles Rolls rencontra Henry Royce, ce qui conduisit à la formation de Rolls-Royce Limited en 1904. La reine Elizabeth, la reine mère, dîna au restaurant Trafford de l'hôtel en novembre 1959 après avoir assisté à une représentation de variétés royale au Palace Theatre . Les Beatles se sont vu refuser l'accès au restaurant français parce qu'ils étaient "mal habillés".

Le Midland a une structure en acier recouverte de briques rouges, de terre cuite brune et de plusieurs variétés de granit poli et de terre cuite Burmantofts pour résister à l’environnement pollué de Manchester. "

Sources : L’Hôtel

Name of the Hotel: Midland Hotel

Address:
16 Peter St, Manchester, M60 2DS, United-Kingdom


Number of Rooms: 312

Height in floors: 7

Hotel Rating: 4 Stars

Hotel since: 9/1/1903

Date Building was built: 1/1/1898

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

First use of building: Not listed

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