They're ready for the proposal spike on Valentine's Day

PLANNING on surprising someone with a marriage proposal this Valentine's Day? The Lowry Hotel will be ready for your big moment, even if your partner didn't see it coming. 

The hotel has rolled out ‘proposal training’ for its staff ahead of the peak Valentine’s Day proposal season.

The five-star hotel hosts around 300 proposals, weddings and anniversaries every year, making it one of the most romantic hotels in Manchester and, a hotspot for those popping the question in its luxury surroundings.

Food and beverage manager, Daniel Thompson, has delivered bespoke training for the hotel’s staff, including guidance from a professional photographer on how to capture the moment for loved-up couples using a mobile phone. Staff took a masterclass on lighting and camera angles, and were given advice on how to help choreograph the nerve-wracking question popping. 

There’s only one chance to capture the surprise and it’s important guests feel our staff are ready to help them make the most of this moment.

The training highlighted which tables in the bar and the restaurant are most suited to engagements thanks to their privacy and romantic lighting. The team were also coached on how to calm pre-proposal nerves by offering their discretion, advice and encouragement to guests.

Daniel said, “Our staff are used to helping with hundreds of engagements every year and as Valentine’s Day is always particularly busy, we wanted to offer them some special training so they feel confident in assisting guests. There’s only one chance to capture the surprise and it’s important guests feel our staff are ready to help them make the most of this moment. 

"Whether it’s capturing the whole thing on camera, picking out their ideal table or offering advice on where to hide the ring or when during the meal to pop the question, The Lowry Hotel is here to help.”

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What's more, the five-star hotel is offering a number of luxury packages for Valentine’s Day including breakfast, dinner and spa proposals plus overnight packages. They're also running a Facebook competition to win a stay in a luxury suite - full details below.

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Champagne breakfast

The indulgent champagne breakfast costs £60 per couple and includes a glass of champagne, mimosa or bellini, a delicious continental breakfast sample, as well as an a la carte breakfast dish per person and a sharing platter of pancakes with strawberries. Enjoy from one of the restaurant’s romantic booths or from the comfort of the hotel room.

Valentine's luxury dining

The Valentine’s menu is available between 14th and 16th February for £55 per person. The luxury dining experience includes a glass of champagne, a choice of starters, a prosecco sorbet, mains including lamb wellington and pan-fried red mullet, and a delicious dessert.

Enjoy a live pianist and singer on the 14th and a contemporary guitarist on the 15th for the perfect romantic evening.

Valentine's spa package

An exclusive spa offer has also been introduced for February. Costing from £120 per couple, the ‘Sensational Together Couples Package’ includes two 30-minute spa treatments each in the couples’ treatment room, decorated with rose petals and candles. Couples will then enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries and leave with a goodie bag worth £40.

Romantic overnight stay

For couples enjoying an overnight stay, a rose petal turndown is being offered for £30 or there’s an option to add flowers or a bottle of champagne with strawberries and macarons for the perfect romantic welcome.

Win a night in a luxury suite at The Lowry Hotel

The hotel is also running a competition on its Facebook page where couples have the chance to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day date including a chauffeured car, luxury suite, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries and a four-course dinner. To enter visit here.