Monday 13th Nov 2023 |

In the true spirit of the season, INNSiDE by Meliá UK, part of the Meliá Hotels International group, has plenty to get you in the festive mood this season, including pop-up local artisan Christmas Markets, the ultimate Christmas Condo Suite, an evening of Carol Singing with members of the Hallé Choir and a cosy Quayside dining experience in the Gino D’Acampods. 

With locations in Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester, the unique urban hotel brand at the heart of each city’s creative scene through the #StayCurious concept will host a series of INNSiDE Christmas Markets. Connecting guests directly to the city’s creators and local artisans, the hotels will host pop-ups across various weekends from 25th November – 19th December. Check in at INNSiDE Liverpool and browse personalised baubles to hang on your tree by local calligraphist and maker Daughter Of Dawn Design, or a quirky Christmas Card and City Art by illustrator Grace Emily Design. You couldn’t possibility check out of INNSiDE Newcastle without stopping to take a look at the natural, Cinnamon and Clove candles from Tynemout’s Isle Handcrafted, and if you’re looking for a gift more delectable, INNSiDE Manchester’s famous in-house Chocolatier, Oli The Choc will be personalising homemade chocolate baubles.

If you’re looking for the most enchanting festive stay, look no further than INNSiDE Liverpool’s ‘Christmas Condo Suite’, dressed and ready to book from 20th November from £225. The hotel’s premium suite will be utterly transformed into a majestic hideaway with full Christmas themed, Sugar Plum decor, and a beautiful and grand Christmas Tree. There’ll be a welcome Berry Bellini or Hot Chocolate and some gingerbread courtesy of the in-house Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street restaurant, the best accompaniment for guests to nestle straight into the spacious, standalone lounge and dining area. The perfect combination of style, space, and comfort, The Condo’s luxurious oversized bed is designed to give guests the deepest sleep after a night of festive fun; comes complete with a sofa bed if you want to have a magical family city break, and there’s an adjoining room you can book as an extra to extend the invite even further and make it a trip with friends. The Condo is housed on the 16th floor of the hotel looking out over the River Mersey and Liverpool’s beautiful city skyline, giving unrivalled views of Liverpool’s Christmas twinkle.

If you’re local or staying with family at the hotel INNSiDE Liverpool will also host its annual Meet Santa Lunch Extravaganza on Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 1pm, in the 360 Sky Bar, where little ones can enjoy story time, share their wishes, and take memorable photos. Each child receives a special gift from Santa to keep the Christmas spirit alive, and adults can enjoy a fabulous lunch at Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street restaurant. Adult’s tickets from £10 and Children from £20 

For a magical evening of traditional festivity, INNSiDE Manchester will host members of the internationally renowned Hallé Choir for an evening of Christmas carols on Tuesday 19th December from 7pm. A gift to spread cheer for hotel guests and passers-by to enjoy, the Hallé Choir only performs a limited number of occasions per year and has done so at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and York Minster, making it such a special evening to stay at INNSiDE Manchester. Alongside this, the hotel’s famous in-house Chocolatier, Oli The Choc, will be hosting a chocolate-making extravaganza. Not only sharing his creative flair and samples of his delicious treats, but he’ll also be personalising chocolate baubles for hotel guests on the 19th December. Ahead of their stay, guests can also pre-order a personalised bauble as an add-on package to their room.

If you’d like to eat, drink, and be merry, next to breathtaking views across the River Tyne, in one of the city’s most historical spots, INNSiDE Newcastle’s Gino D’Acampods Quayside Igloos provide the perfect setting. There are two available pods all season from Friday 20th October, each cosily kitted out with a turquoise and cream interior for 2 – 6 guests per booking to enjoy. There’s a £100 booking fee to secure and you can use the pods for whatever you wish whether that’s your favourite Christmas tipple or a festive 3-course meal.

INNSiDE Newcastle’s Christmas cheer doesn’t stop there with Gino D’Acampo Quayside also playing host to a decorative wreath making workshop on Tuesday 28th November, and Story Time With Santa for the little ones on Sunday 17th December. 

Each INNSiDE hotel boasts own its in-house restaurant: Liverpool’s Gino D’Acampo Old Hall St, Newcastle’s Gino D’Acampo Quayside and Manchester’s First Street Bar & Kitchen – headed up by the Gino D’Acampo team, all with a new festive menu to be enjoyed from 23rd November – 24th December and bespoke bookings on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

Book your stay at INNSiDE this festive season: 

Liverpool: Condo from £225 | Double Standards from £89

Newcastle: Townhouses from £249 | Double Standards from £99

Manchester: Townhouses from £225 | Double Standards from £95

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