Chancellors Hotel is part of UMC Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Manchester. Chancellors is situated close to the University’s student accommodation and convenient for anyone visiting the University or Manchester. Whilst the University uses the hotel for meetings and conferences a great many guests have no connection with the University and use it as a convenient and great value hotel for overnight stays, meetings and family events.
Our hotel’s beautiful mansion house was originally built in 1850 for Sir Joseph Whitworth inventor, engineers, entrepreneur and philanthropist but was later bequeathed to the University and became the residence of the Vice Chancellors. In 1997 it was converted, with a large extension, into a hotel.
As part of the University’s we have developed a sustainability policy and key members of our team work closely with the University's Sustainability Team, a dedicated group of environmental impact experts who guide us in reviewing and improving our processes. Across all our operations our teams recycle all the waste oil, cardboard, cans, paper, glass, batteries and plastics used on a daily basis. In addition, recycling points have been installed in communal areas such as kitchens, and staff segregate waste into different bins in order to maximise the amount that is recycled.
We are committed to food sustainability and reducing food miles. We purchase as much veg as possible from Manchester Veg People a local cooperative of growers based in Manchester.
Our tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, orange and apple juice is Fairtrade. Our eggs are free range and our fish appears on the Marine Conservation Society approved list, meaning that any fish deemed at most risk of extinction are not caught.