Choosing hotels with conference facilities will usually be done based on location rather than anything else. After all, no matter whether you choose a city or countryside location, there are bound to be plenty of high quality hotels that offer conferencing facilities and in turn the main thing to get right will be the surroundings.
However, this is where things get confusing, and whilst it may seem like a countryside location will be the perfect option to ensure that individuals are able to totally unwind in the perfect settings when not taking part in seminars or talks, there are many more things to take into account than surroundings.
Not only will you need to make sure that your conference facilities are up to scratch, but it will also be very important for most people to have a wide range of other facilities at their disposal. From ensuring they are near enough civilisation that they get mobile phone signal to simply making sure that they have a wide range of facilities to enjoy in the surrounding area after the conference comes to an end, there will be many things that will inform whether or not individuals are happy with their experience.
Furthermore, countryside locations can be more hassle that they are worth as individuals have to get trains, busses and taxis with multiple connections to reach their destination rather than finding that they can just get to the venue directly.
As such, venues in Manchester city centre may be far more preferable to countryside locations, no matter how much signs may point to the contrary on the surface. Whilst it may not seem that there will be anywhere for people to relax and unwind in a city centre, there are indeed hotels out there that have beautiful grounds as well as great proximity to public transport locales and the facilities delegates will need, and so taking the time to find the right city centre location may be extremely worthwhile.