The date of the 16th Manchester Hoteliers’ Association Annual Ball has been announced.
It will take place at The Principal Manchester on Friday, October 11 – with more than 600 people from the region’s hospitality industry expected to attend.
Last year’s event raised a total of £37,000 for MHA’s chosen charities.
Hospitality Action were credited with 50% of the funds raised, receiving £18,333, with the remaining amount equally split between charities including Mustard Tree, Breast Cancer Care and The Christie.
MHA Chair Adrian Ellis said: “Last year’s MHA Ball saw a record number of people in attendance and a record amount of money raised, which we are hoping to exceed again this year.
“It’s no secret that the MHA Ball has become a fixture in the calendar for anyone who works in the hospitality sector throughout Greater Manchester.
“We look forward to rewarding the hard-working individuals within our thriving sector while raising another record sum of money for a number of worthy causes in the region.”
There are currently more than 22,000 hotel bedrooms in the Greater Manchester area and 9,000 bedrooms in Manchester city centre – with more hotels set to bolster numbers further when they open over the next 12 months.
“Manchester is continually flourishing and attracts tourists from all over the world,” said Adrian, who is also General Manager of The Lowry Hotel.
“Many talented individuals employed in the hospitality sector work relentlessly to ensure visitors to our city have the best possible experience. That’s why it’s imperative that we continue to hold the MHA Ball, to recognise those people who enable the hospitality sector in this city to thrive.
“We look forward to another prosperous and successful year and thank The Principal Hotel for yet again hosting the MHA Ball 2019.”