Oddfellows On The Park, set in the stunning 120 acres of Bruntwood Park, only minutes away from Manchester airport has launched an airport experience like no other airport hotel in the world.
Nothing grates the international nomad like the airport. Long queues at check-in, the tiresome removal of shoes, belts and jackets at overcrowded security, flight delays, awful food and… the dreaded airport hotel - a place where it’s possible to pay an outrageous amount of money for the privilege of walking across a sky bridge, where the promotional photos were taken in 1990 and the food offering is nothing more than a casual afterthought.
Oddfellows On The Park is fighting back with an airport experience that eases the minds and bodies of weary world explorers. The 22-bedroomed design-led boutique hotel, which opened in 2017, has beautifully designed bedrooms – complete with triple glazing that masks the sound of the planes overhead, black-out blinds to hide an alien time zone and specifically designed jetlag-busting beauty treatments in the hotel’s petite salon by British organic brand ila that can either energise or relax.
For early flyers, a complimentary ‘breakfast-to-go’ bag is placed outside the hotel room, with a fresh juice, seasonal pastry, fruit and yoghurt whilst those with more time on their hands can enjoy The Galloping Major restaurant where chef Ian Moss creates fresh, seasonal and locally sourced dishes.
The hotel’s complimentary vintage bicycles and 120 acres of parkland offers weary jetsetters an opportunity to enjoy some fresh air whilst private sessions of yoga or tai chi on the hotel’s terrace can calm the nerves and stretch weary limbs.
The friendly reception team personally organise a private gated car park nearby, complete with transfer directly to the airport terminal. This, alongside, the concierge-style prearrangement of fast track through security and access to a VIP airport lounge and a complimentary printing service of itineraries and boarding passes makes the airport experience just that little bit easier for guests of Oddfellows.