Manchester hotels offer stranded victims refuge after attack

Social media users have also been using the hashtag #RoomForManchester to offer help to people stranded after the incident

Police stand by a cordoned off street close to the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Getty Images)
Police stand by a cordoned off street close to the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Getty Images)

Manchester hotels helped shelter people after a reported explosion that killed 22 people and injured 59 during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, according to local media.

The Victoria train station in Manchester was closed after the incident, and is expected to remain closed until Tuesday. Social media users have also been using the hashtag #RoomForManchester to offer help to people stranded after the incident. 

The Premier Inn Manchester City Centre confirmed to Global News that it had taken in as many as 50 people on Monday night. A Holiday Inn spokesperson told The Independent that two of its hotels had worked together with police to help people after the attack.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

If you are stranded in the area you can also follow #RoomForManchester where hotels and local people of our great city are offering refuge https://t.co/yaRwKMGwzV

— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) May 23, 2017

@MENnewsdesk some rooms complimentary available @HotelGotham please call 0161 413 0000 if stranded in the incident #RoomForManchester

— Mario Ovsenjak (@Mario4President) May 22, 2017

Anyone needing a place to stay we have rooms at the Holiday Inn Manchester West. Contact to hotel on 0161 7430080 #roomformanchester

— Danny McMenemy (@Dan_McMenemy) May 22, 2017

The latest report from CNN confirmed that the death toll from the attack has been updated to 22 and it was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said. Local media adds that, if this attack is confirmed as a terror incident, this would be the deadliest attack in Britain since the 2005 London bombings which killed 52 people. 

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine