Around the corner from Manchester Piccadilly train station, this striking glass-and-steel hotel is a half-mile from the Arndale Shopping Centre and the Manchester Conference Centre. Upscale rooms with stylish modern decor and floor-to-ceiling windows feature minifridges, iMac TVs, and free WiFi and mineral water. Suites add Nespresso machines, spiral staircases and/or separate living areas with sofabeds. Amenities include a modern restaurant/bar with industrial decor, and a sleek lobby lounge that offers afternoon tea (fee). There's also a gym and complimentary fresh-baked cookies.