The Thistle Hotel overlooking Piccadilly Gardens is no longer. No, there's not suddenly a gaping hole in Manchester's skyline – it's still there. But nowadays, it's going under a different name. The Thistle has been refurbished and restyled to become the rather swish establishment that is The Portland Hotel.
The transformation has created a hotel that can stand proud. First up, there's the refurbished Portland Restaurant, which does a stunning Table d'Hôte menu that's well worth trying out. Dishes change daily but could include Smoked Haddock and Gruyere Fish Cake, Pan Seared Sea bass Fillet and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Secondly, the rooms have also been transformed to have a more modern and contemporary image. Some overlook Piccadilly Gardens, and all are elegantly attired to the highest standard.
If you win this competition, you'll be staying at the luxurious Cottonopolis Suite. It's their largest, most indulgent room; perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay.
It comprises a king-size bed, cloakroom and a lounge area that can be separated from the bedroom. The decadent ensuite bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and power shower. And there’s a second bathroom for visiting guests. It's spacious, discreet and self-contained – everything a suite should be.
After your night in here, you'll have breakfast in the Portland Restaurant – there's an extensive Continental buffet, full English breakfasts, and classic breakfasts such as eggs Florentine or grilled kippers.
The prize includes dinner from the Table d'Hôte menu, one night in the Cottonopolis suite, and breakfast the following morning.
This competition is now closed.