7 Famous Moments at The Midland Hotel Manchester

The Midland Hotel Manchester is a spectacular hotel that has not only existed for over 100 years but has also seen many noted moments in history. ...
Midland Hotel Manchester

Midland Hotel Manchester (photo source)

When selecting the venue for New Media Europe we wanted to sure that it was not only accessible, central and able to accommodate the needs of all delegates, speakers and staff but we were also looking to make the experience great too. The Midland Hotel in Manchester is steeped in history and will prove to be a great conference venue especially for delegates travelling to the UK looking for a cultural experience.

The Midland Hotel Manchester, built between 1898 and 1903, still stands today. It is a spectacular hotel that has not only existed for over 100 years but has also seen many noted moments in history. This history remains in the eyes and minds of the many people who cherish this historic hotel. The top seven famous moments in history at The Midland Hotel Manchester are as follows.

1. The Grand Opening

The Midland Hotel in Manchester, England was established during the period from 1898 to 1903 and funded by the Midland Railway to serve the many Midland Railway guests.

2. A Great Number of Guests

In its first year, the Midland Hotel Manchester reportedly accommodated over 70,000 guests.

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce

3. Rolls-Royce

In 1904, Rolls-Royce Limited was formed when Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce first met at The Midland Hotel Manchester.

4. World War Two

During World War Two, Adolf Hitler harbored an eye for The Midland Hotel and wanted it spared from any bombing damages in 1940. There were rumors that Hitler desired to set up camp in the hotel.

5. The Queen Mother

In 1959 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother dined at The Midland after attending a Royal Variety Performance at the Palace Theatre.

The Beatles

The Beatles (photo source)

6. The Beatles

The Beatles were famously refused access to the dining room because they were not appropriately dressed.

7. A Great Dining Experience

The popular chef Simon Rogan took the kitchen reins in 2013 and put The Midland Hotel Manchester back on the list of award-winning dining venues. The Midland Hotel Manchester has since been named as one of the best dining experiences in all of England.

Since its establishment, The Midland Hotel Manchester has seen a number of historical events. I know you’re going to enjoy New Media Europe at this superb venue.


Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.