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Bleisure Travel: Everything To Know


The bleisure trip has been trending since the pandemic.

We are all travelling for work more than ever, and so it is becoming increasingly popular to make the most of it and mix a little leisure time into our business trips – hence the latest hybrid term.

What Is Bleisure Travel? 


"Bleisure" travel is the concept of combining business and leisure, creating a system that blends the way people travel post-pandemic. 

The benefits are transparent: the ability to work anywhere you want to, expand your network, avoid burnout and of course - the mental health advantages are considered astronomical. 

Workers across the globe, outside of the UK, are opting for bleisure tourism to experience these benefits. Digital nomads have adopted this method, and now office workers, digital entrepreneurs and other employees are slowly incorporating bleisure travel onto their own schedules since the pandemic. 

What Made Bleisure Travel Happen?

The effects of COVID-19 have pushed more people to work from home, with good reason. 

Now that the pandemic has effectively dissipated, workers have understood the benefits of working flexibly.

The Rise Of Bleisure Travel 

With travellers being able to visit destinations for a lower rate with a longer stay, the ability to potentially bring friends and family on bleisure trips and revisiting diverse locations, the rise of bleisure has been a consistent upward tick. 

How Is It Transforming The Hospitality Industry? 

Bleisure travel has opened vast opportunities for workers to do their job.

Since the challenging years of the coronavirus, most employees have had to work from home. With a large portion of hospitality guests being business travellers, businesses such as hotels, apart hotels, and others have acquired opportunities to tailor their product accordingly.

CitySuites is the perfect home-from-home for a bleisure trip. We’ve got every aspect covered to ensure your business runs smoothly, and all the facilities for you to unwind and enjoy the leisurely side of Manchester.

For Business 

Executive lounge

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CitySuites guests can enjoy exclusive access to this stylish space, host your business meeting here or relax and enjoy one of our exquisite dishes prepared by top chefs.

The executive lounge is open from 7 am, serving a healthy continental breakfast or classic cooked English breakfast. In the evening, the lounge is transformed into a contemporary restaurant and bar.

Between 6:30 pm and 10 pm you can dine from our daily changing two-course dinner menu.

Looking your best

After your journey to CitySuites, we know it’s important to refresh and look your best for business appointments.

No need to worry - CitySuites bathrooms are fitted with blissful rainfall showers, and our larger apartments also feature a luxurious deep-filled bath. A selection of decadent White Company products await all of our guests, leaving you refreshed and ready for business.

We also provide a laundry and dry cleaning service, so you can relax in the knowledge that we will iron out the creases and have you looking suitable for all occasions.

Unlimited Wi-Fi

All apartments are fitted with 100MB unlimited Wi-Fi for you to prepare that presentation, host a conference call or stream movies all night long.

For Leisure


Nestled between the spires of the city’s cathedral, the shopping boutiques and the major business centres, CitySuites is right in the heart of Manchester. Perfect for experiencing the city and making the most of your trip.

Luxury spa and swimming pool

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When you’re done with the business side of your trip, treat yourself to some downtime. Dive into our 18m swimming pool, relax in our spa pool, or simply recline with a book and take some peaceful time out in the tranquil surroundings.

In-room amenities

Each CitySuites apartment is designed with the utmost comfort in mind. Our king-sized beds, with the finest Egyptian cotton sheets and your choice of hard or soft pillows, will ensure you’re fully rested for business or leisure.

In all our apartments you will find a fully equipped, high specification kitchen and dedicated dining area, so you can eat what you want when you like. Feel free to cook, curl up on the sofa and watch something on the flat-screen TV with full Sky entertainment and sports packages. 

You can explore our apartments here, and discover more about our luxury facilities. Book your next stay directly, or contact us for further information.

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