The Lume

The Lume

Welcome to The Lume

Set in the heart of Manchester’s Innovation District, on Oxford Road. Home to two hotels - Manchester’s newest Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites - as well as the Laureate restaurant and the Graduate bar on the ground floor.

We welcome scholars and travellers alike. Stay for a month, a meeting, or a martini.

Stay, Play, Illuminate.

Crowne Plaza, Manchester Oxford Road

212 rooms designed for your best rest.

> Heavenly bedlinen > King size beds > Aromatherapy kit > Quiet Zone floors > Guaranteed wake up calls > Fitness Centre with Techno Gym equipment > 24 hr Reception and business centre > Desk and complimentary Wi-Fi for working > Easy chair and 43” LCD TV for relaxing

Standard rooms are available in double or twin, and include complimentary mineral water, bathrobe and Temple Spa toiletries.

Club rooms include luxe touches such as amenities from The White Company, Nespresso machines, robe and slippers.

The Laureate Restaurant

Home-cooked world cuisine from Executive Chef Nathaniel Farrell.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served a la carte from The Laureate's open kitchen. Everything from the pasta to the flat bread is made in house, there is even a brick oven and dedicated pizza chef.

Signature dishes from the winter menu include Szechuan Pork Belly with crab wonton, kimchi, crackling and coriander oil; and Wild Mushroom dumplings, Kombu Dashi, Red sea chicory, wakame and mixed sesame seed or try a perfectly cooked 28-day matured Australian grass-fed beef ribeye.

The pizzas are already renowned as some of Manchester’s best. The dough is made daily and topped with San Marzano tomatoes and Fior Di Latte cheese – a stunning welcome for the weary traveller.

The Graduate Bar

Light bites and tasty cocktails, with atrium, lounge or outdoor terrace seating.

Graduates can drink a Dissertation (Chivas Regal 12 YO, Antica Formula, lemon, pineapple) or order a round of Cap and Gowns (Olmeca Blanca, grapefruit, lime, agave, wood smoke). There’s all the classics, a gin and tonic menu, and even a Mrs. Robinson (Beefeater 24, Manzana Verde, raspberry, lemon, apple).

Feeling peckish? The Graduate has an extensive bar snack menu including gourmet pizzas and burgers cooked to order. Booking is not required. Booking not required.

The Club Lounge A hub for work and play

Book a Club Room and you'll also have access to the exclusive CP Club Lounge on level one. The space is designed for informal, flexible working, and offers continental breakfast and refreshments all day.

Every evening the lounge becomes a social hub, with complimentary drinks and canapes from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

    Meetings & Events

    The Crowne Plaza has a dedicated meetings and events floor, with seven rooms including executive boardroom and creative attic. With natural light and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection technology; the rooms have space for up to 220 delegates.

    The flexible events spaces can cater for presentations and launches, gala dinners or brain storms. Menus are created by Executive Chef Nathaniel Farrell and his talented team in the Laureate restaurant below.

    The Lume’s closest neighbour is the University of Manchester’s Executive Education Centre, and Manchester university holds the record for the most Nobel Laureates among its current and former staff and students - twenty-five in total. Our meeting rooms are named to honour some their most celebrated graduates, including Alan Turing, Norman Foster, Howard Bernstein and Alfred Waterhouse.

    Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road

    116 studio and one-bedroom suites, all with fully-equipped kitchens. Ideal for guests staying longer or looking for more home comforts including:

    > Delicious hot and cold breakfast buffet daily > 24hr Pantry selling snacks, drinks, and essentials > 24 hr Reception and business centre > Fitness Centre with Techno Gym equipment > Complimentary guest laundry > Extensive 18th floor guest lounge with panoramic views over Manchester > Guest socials with wine and nibbles three times a week > Complimentary WIFI

    As Staybridge Suites is part of The Lume, guests will also have access to additional Crowne Plaza amenities such as on-site bar and restaurant, meeting and event facilities, fitness centre, and room service.



    The Lume is ideally located in the bustling Oxford Road area, within walking distance of the city centre and easy access to major tourist attractions and transport hubs.

    The Oxford Road Corridor is an Innovation District, south of Manchester city centre, running the length of Oxford Road from St Peter's Square to Whitworth Park, and West from Higher Cambridge Street to Upper Brook street in the East. Corridor Manchester is becoming Manchester's cosmopolitan hub and world-class innovation district, where talented people from the city and across the world learn, create, work, socialise, live and do business; contributing to the economic and social dynamism of one of Europe's leading cities.

    You won’t have to compromise your workout routine while you’re away. Enjoy our 24/7 state-of-the art fitness centre, equipped with the latest cardio machines and strength training equipment.

    Car parking available next door at the NCP Car park, The University of Manchester (Car Park D) and at Manchester Aquatic Centre. Charges apply.