Suite Dreams Are Made Of These: Surprise Upgrades!
Most of us have checked into a hotel and secretly hoped to get an upgrade. Previously this would be the preserve of honeymoon couples, or just the downright lucky; now it just might be you! At lastminute.com we are always looking to be spontaneous and that's why we have started to surprise customers with a random upgrade.
Up for an upgrade? How it works
Each week we will be working with our wonderful hotel partners to provide one (or more) of our customers with a cheeky amendment to their booking! We currently offer hotels in lovely destinations around the globe in which to surprise and delight our lovely customers. This will be completely at random so it could be any part of the world and any booking. And the fun bit; you won’t know until you get there! Read on to discover a little bit about two of the hotels who have given their guests an additional wow factor to their stay.
Rating: Five Star
Modern luxury in an historic city centre setting.
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Last weekend our customers had just flown into Manchester after competing in an Ironman challenge in Sweden. After training hard for a year to complete the gruelling course imagine their delight when exhausted and happy they realised they would be toasting their success from a suite overlooking Manchester. As our random upgrade winner said: “This has set a new standard for booking celebrations in the future!.
She added: “It really rounded off our weekend. We had been hoping we'd be in a fit state to enjoy the celebration and we were! The cocktails and chocolates on arrival were a nice treat. Kicking back in the lounge in the morning looking out over the cityscape of Manchester with the papers was a rare treat.”
Getting there: Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GPNeighbourhood inspiration:
Although the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel actually makes it a pretty hard decision to leave the confines of the hotel (they have a pool, spa, Steak & Lobster restaurant and stunning bars to keep you entertained), if you venture out you are bang in the centre of vibrant Manchester. So most people could name both football teams (City and United) and the list of top bands to come out of Manchester is staggering (The Stone Roses, The Smiths, New Order, Oasis are but a few), but it also has a cool arts scene (it is the home of LS Lowry) and fantastic shopping. You can even go and visit Coronation Street! Once an industrial powerhouse in the north of England; Manchester has evolved over the years to become a real destination centre. Check out visitmanchester for some of the best things to do in Manchester.
- a set of rooms designated for one person's or family's use or for a particular purpose - "a suite of reception rooms"
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Nicely done in Newcastle
Rating: Four Stars
The perfect riverside location to discover historic Newcastle.
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The Vermont hotel was the first to surprise their guest with a random upgrade in August. The customer was so taken with the gesture, they decided to prolong their stay. And it isn't difficult to see why, as this fabulous hotel is a great base (the postcode is NE1) to begin exploring this jewel of the north. The hotel’s Sky Lounge, which features incredible panoramic views of the city including the Castle is a magnificent way to familiarise yourself with the landscape. Who doesn't love a rooftop bar!
Getting there: Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE1 1RQNeighbourhood inspiration: From the iconic bridge to the city's famous St James Park stadium, Newcastle likes to make some bold statements. However it really is famous as a friendly city and the vibrant nightlife never fails to live up to expectations. To find our more visit the official Newcastle and Gateshead site to get the most out of your visit to the north-east of England (especially their #geordieland app - it's fun!)
To find out more about the suite upgrades concept - keep an eye on Twitter - where we will be sharing some of the hotels and stories. And if this has inspired you to book a place to stay then check out our hotels page to find out all the latest deals and offers. Suite dreams!