Beetham Tower, or the Deansgate Hilton Hotel as it’s more popularly known, is up there next to the Manchester Arena, Old Trafford and The Town Hall as one of the most iconic buildings in Manchester.

There’s no doubt that the 47-storey building, a perfect example of cutting-edge architecture, is an impressive sight to behold and we’re going to look at why it’s so fascinating for visitors and residents of Manchester alike.


First and foremost, The Hilton. The famous luxury hotel brand that occupies part of this magnificent skyscraper. If you want to stay in the lavish Hilton with incredible views across Greater Manchester, some reaching as far as the Pennines, you’ll be looking at paying around the £300.00 per night mark.

The hotel offers everything you’d expect from a Hilton Hotel from luxury décor to world-class service – it’s certainly a staple on the Manchester must-sees.


Part of Beetham Tower has been sold as apartments to buy. As well as the hotel, Beetham Tower is part-occupied by private residents. You’d  be forgiven for thinking that successful business types and young professionals own part of the famous tower in the heart of the city, in any case, it’s a stunning beacon in an excellent location that exudes personality.


The infamous Cloud 23 bar sits on the 23rd storey, about halfway up the Beetham Tower. Cloud 23 is famous for it’s flashy cocktails, champagne bar and of course it’s almighty views across Manchester and beyond.

Don’t try Cloud 23 on a whim as the waiting list to get in here on a Friday or Saturday night is painfully long, we’d recommend advance booking. The bar boasts an upscale speak-easy style atmosphere with impressive cocktail bar action.


The less well known, but notable Beetham Tower restaurant, The Podium, is a 360 degree sky-restaurant at The Hilton where you can dine at the highest restaurant in Manchester that’s serving breakfast, dinner and the best views of the city.