Happy Rumdays’, is named winner at inaugural Toast of the Town event

May 30,2016

Happy Rumdays has been announced as the winner of the first everMillennium & Copthorne Hotels Toast of the Town competition,held at the Copthorne Hotelin Manchester last night.

Created by 29 year old Danni Crook, from Salford, the victoriouscocktail was chosen by M.E.N Features Writer and head judge, SarahWalters, for best epitomising the spirit of Manchester. Sarahcomments: Manchester is such a complex city, culturally, sociallyand politically, that being asked to find a cocktail that sums itup sounded like quite a challenge.

You think of Manchester's rich musical history, from TheHollies to Joy Division and Oasis, of its superclubs at TheHacienda and Sankeys, of its cool bars, and of its iconicbuildings: the Beetham and Co-operative towers, Central Library,the Toast Rack, the Cathedral. The spirit all those thingssymbolise for me is ambition and a passion for partying. It wasthat I was looking for, and that I found, in the Happy Rumdayscocktail. It really embodied the Manchester I know,deliciousand bold! So it was the clear winner for me.

Chosen for its sense of humour, inventiveness, goodmarriage of flavours and of course, its Happy Mondays pun,Danni fought off stiff competition from more than 20 local fashionand lifestyle bloggers, who were all competing to invent their veryown Manchester-themed cocktail.

Launched by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, the Toast of theTown initiative aims to celebrate towns and cities across Britainby stimulating our senses. Nayan Peshkar, VP Revenue Management andEcommerce, at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, explains: Britainis unique, with its eclectic mix of towns and cities which trulymake it great. To help showcase this, we are touring the country,inviting the nation's leading bloggers to encapsulate their hometown.

With its heritage and enviable sense of community, Manchesterwas the ideal location to launch the initiative, so we're delightedwith the response, and of course, the unique cocktail combinationsproduced.

Guests were taken on a delectable two hour journey throughcocktail making with mixology experts, The Cocktail Service, whofirst taught guests how to mix the perfect cocktails before joiningSarah on the judging panel.

itstartedwithasquish.comblogger Danni, says: The evening was a fantastic way to celebrateall that Manchester has to offer, while tasting some deliciouscocktails along the way. I'm thrilled to have fought off thecompetition and that Happy Rumdays has become the taste ofManchester, and am very excited to take up my prize of a two nightstay at a Millennium & Copthorne hotel of my choice!

With hotels situated in iconic destinations throughout the UK,including London, Manchester, Windsor and Newcastle, Millennium& Copthorne Hotels offers the perfect getaway retreat, whetherfor business or leisure.

The Copthorne Hotel Manchester General Manager, Tim Cadman,concluded: Launching the Toast of the Town here in Manchester wasa great opportunity to celebrate all that is great about our city,while showcasing the hotel and its facilities to guests.

With the fantastic views over Salford Quays providing theperfect scenic backdrop, everyone enjoyed a lovely evening, makingand tasting some delicious cocktails.

The Happy Rumdays cocktail featured a delicious blend of rum,mint, strawberry jam and ice, which truly set it apart from thecompetition.

For more information on Millennium & Copthorne Hotels,please visit https://www.millenniumhotels.com/

Follow us on Twitter @MillenniumEU and join the conversation at#toastofthetown.

For further information, please contact Sara Donnelly at BeattieCommunications on 0161 826 9260 or email sara.donnelly@onlybeattie.com

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Notes to editors:

ABOUT MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNEHOTELS- www.millenniumhotels.com

  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels is a publicly quoted(Lon:MLC) international hotel group with 12,000 staff and over 100hotels around the world.
  • The group's UK hotels are located in Aberdeen, Birmingham,Cardiff, Dudley, Gatwick, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle,Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield and Slough.

SOURCE: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

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