An Eclectic Easter Weekend

What age is deemed unacceptable to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt?  

This Easter we decided to relive our childhood with our own #EgglecticHunt that took place on Good Friday in Spinningfields, Manchester. However, instead of winning sweets & chocolates and eating ourselves into sugar coma’s, we wanted to give a little back to our Eclectic Community to say thanks for all their support! Here are the prizes that were up for grabs…

OnThe7th Membership & Afternoon Tea for Two 
Afternoon Tea for Four at Great John Street
An overnight stay at Eleven Didsbury Park
An overnight stay at Great John Street
An exclusive mystery prize: An overnight stay at our new hotel King Street Townhouse opening Spring 2015 & An Afternoon Tea for Two at Great John Street

Kick-off was at 2:00pm, riddles were released across our Twitter & Facebook as to where in Spinningfields the Eggs were located and the hunt commenced. We saw heaps of people tracing the clues and by 2:53pm we had 4 very happy winners!

We are still on the look out for one of our winners, if you took part and were lucky enough to find the last egg please do get in contact!

It was a great, sunny success with lots of fantastic feedback, social media conversation and quite rightly delighted winners!

A big thank you goes out to our participating venues; Australasia, The Alchemist, Artisan and Ted Baker

If you missed out this year don’t worry as we plan to continue our Easter #EgglecticHunt next year with more eggs, more prizes and more winners! Hoorah!

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Living during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day; an early breakfast and a late dinner. Anna decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

As modern times come upon us there are many twists to the English tradition however one should always understand and practice the proper etiquette of afternoon tea.

On Sunday 4th May we will be joined with leading etiquette expert & broadcaster William Hanson to learn about the rich social history, social mores and etiquette that go with this idyllic meal. 

Swot up about how to correctly hold a teacup, entertain guests and the changing shape, taste and pronunciation of the scone whilst enjoying an eclectic Champagne afternoon tea.

Booking is essential with limited spaces available at £35 per person.

See our website for more information.

An Eclectic Egg Hunt…

Easter competition! Follow @Eclectic_Hotels on Twitter & keep your eyes pinned to these spaces for your chance to win AMAZING prizes on Good Friday 18th April by getting involved in our #EgglecticHunt !

Clues as to where the Golden Eggs are hidden around Spinningfields, Manchester will be released at 2pm!!

@Eclectic_Hotels and @MembersOnThe7th #EgglecticHunt

Eclectic Hotels Facebook and On The 7th Facebook

Check out the website for more Info.

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Love the sun set on the rooftop, #wedding #Rooftop

Love the sun set on the rooftop, #wedding #Rooftop

Tie the knot at OnThe7th!

Tie the knot at OnThe7th!

50% off our top day delegate package in March 2014…

Let’s SPRING into action with our 50% off deal!

Book our “Summer Days” day delegate package for March 2014 at just £22.50 + VAT per person.

Offer terms and conditions below.

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NEW 2014 - Day Delegate Rates

Back To Basics

  • Unlimited tea, coffee, water and freshly baked cookies
  • Sandwich platters for lunch
  • Stationery
  • Flip chart
  • Screen

£25 + VAT per delegate. 

The Eclectic Way

  • Breakfast pastries & fresh fruit platter
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, water and freshly baked cookies
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch with chefs selection of dessert
  • Jugs of fresh orange juice with lunch
  • Afternoon pick me up
  • Stationery
  • Flip chart
  • Screen & LCD projector
  • Special overnight accommodation rates available for this delegate package
  • Complimentary evening room hire for in house dining in an alternative setting

£40 + VAT per delegate 

Summer Days - OFFER APPLIES TO THIS RATE

  • Breakfast muffins & fresh fruit platter
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, water and freshly baked cookies
  • Old school sweet selection
  • Summer BBQ or buffet and chefs selection of desserts
  • Jugs of summer fruit punch
  • Ice cream & sorbet afternoon refresher
  • Stationery
  • Screen & LCD projector
  • End of meeting glass of Pimms / house wine / bottle of beer
  • Special overnight accommodation rates available for this delegate package
  • Complimentary evening room hire for in house dining in an alternative setting

£45 +VAT per delegate

All the above are based on a minimum of 8 delegates.

Offer applies to new bookings only, available from 1st March - 31st March 2014, minimum numbers may vary depending on room availability, offer available at Great John Street & Didsbury House.

With this great discount why not enhance your package further with one of these…

Add ons & fun team building activities:

  • High breakfast - breakfast inspired afternoon tea stand 
  • Afternoon Tea - pure indulgence
  • Cocktail master class - learn how to make (& enjoy afterwards) 2 cocktails per person
  • Wine tasting with our in house sommelier
  • Chocolate making - warning can be a little messy but that’s why it’s so much fun! 
  • Canapes & cupcakes master class with our own in house chefs

£20 per add on, per delegate.

Contact our events team for more information and availability

  • Great John Street - 0161 831 3211
  • Didsbury House - 0161 448 2200
Eclectic advent calendar - Saturday 21st December

Santa Baby… Put Eclectic under the tree for me

It’s not too late to purchase a “come and cosy up with me at Eclectic” gift for that special someone… 

http://www.eclectichotels.co.uk/great-john-street/special-offer-4.aspx

Eclectic advent calendar - Saturday 21st December

Santa Baby… Put Eclectic under the tree for me

It’s not too late to purchase a “come and cosy up with me at Eclectic” gift for that special someone…

http://www.eclectichotels.co.uk/great-john-street/special-offer-4.aspx

Eclectic Advent Calendar - Wednesday 18th December

Santa looks confused by our double baths now he wishes He had invited Mrs Claus to cosy up with him for an Eclectic stay with a bath each!

"Come and cosy up with me at Eclectic" - have you seen our Christmas gifts - the perfect present for the one you love - click here fore more details

Don’t forget to follow our #EclecticSanta on the countdown to Christmas with a special offer or promotion each day.

Merry Christmas x

Eclectic Advent Calendar - Tuesday 17th December

Santa is sunning himself on the rooftop at Great John Street, who said Manchester doesn’t shine? this is bikini weather!!! 

Not quite St Nick however we should imagine its a great deal warmer than the north pole!!

Todays offer - #WarmMeUp…

Are you in Manchester shopping enjoying this lovely crisp winters day? Tweet a picture at the markets and tag… "@MCRMarkets on route to @Eclectic_Hotels #WarmMeUp" and when you get to us we will Warm you up with a complimentary glasses of mulled wine!!

*Please show the tweet at reception on arrival - one glass of complimentary mulled wine per tweet, maximum of two tweets and two glass of complimentarty mulled wine per group. 

Eclectic Advent Calendar - Monday 16th December

Santa is relaxing in front of the fire at Great John Street indulging in our festive afternoon tea.

Why not take a leaf our of his book and joins us next Monday 23rd December for Carols, Cocktails and Cakes on our advent calendar price of £15 per person

Call 0161 831 3211 to book now, limited spaces available, offer must be quoted on bookings, new bookings only.