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Top 10 reasons to stay at The Gresham for business travellers

Here’s a look at the top 10 things people staying for business can expect at The Gresham. And why we are often the first choice for corporate travellers, and why they return time again and time again:

1. Prime Location

The aparthotel is located conveniently in the centre of Leicester, which means you literally walk out of the front doors and step into the city streets to find independent cafes, vintage clothing shops, popular high street stores, local attractions, restaurants and beauticians.

Experience boutique shopping as well as browse all of the bigger brands thanks to the Highcross and The Lanes just 5 minutes on foot from The Gresham. The aparthotel is close to key business as well as being a short walk from the universities, the legal sector, Mattioli Woods, LCFC and Leicester Tigers grounds as well as the University Hospitals of Leicester campus.

Public transport in Leicester is excellent and makes it easy to travel in and around the city as well as reaching the beautiful areas of Leicestershire. In April a free electric bus service launched around the city to connect major transport hubs, shopping areas and popular attractions in the city centre.

The Gresham is located only 15-minutes away from the train station.

2. Flexibility and freedom

Each room is unique and stylishly designed. The rooms include a kitchenette which means people can cook home meals if required as well as enjoying a proper cup of tea in the mornings and/or a glass of wine in the evening.

They also have a shower room, living area and dining space and separate bedroom. There are sky/penthouse apartments to choose from which overlook the beautiful city skyline with views stretching over to the magnificent Bradgate Park and an outdoor terrace space.

Guests can stay for one night or weeks at a time and the aparthotel style works for individual needs.

The Black Iron Social restaurant is also located in the building. Inspired by the fantastic ingredients sourced from local suppliers, the food is elevated by traditional and modern cooking techniques. Expect an interesting and diverse menu that caters for all and every occasion. As well as eating out guests can stay in and create their own home cooked meals in their own kitchenettes.

3. Free and fast Wi-Fi

Having free, high-speed Wi-Fi means that people can keep in touch with friends, family and business colleagues when travelling.

You can choose to work in your room, in our relaxed and stylish bar area or in the Business Lounge* at Gresham Works (*additional fee applies).

4. Services

Guests are centre stage and made to feel special meaning people return time and time again. The Gresham Aparthotel is a beacon within the city offering a truly unbeatable stay.

Services include a 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out. Concierge service, cleaning services, dry cleaning (additional charge) as well as the state-of-the-art fitness suite onsite and a laundry room.

5. Dedicated co-working and meeting spaces

Located on the ground floor, the business lounge at Gresham Works is a stylish co-working space available for guests to use at a day rate and the price includes unlimited tea and coffee throughout the day.

For guests staying more regularly, or for longer periods, fixed or hot desks are also available. Licenses are for 12 months with the flexibility to terminate at any time with one-months’ notice.

Corporate guests can also take advantage of meeting room hire facilities available at Gresham Works. Meeting rooms are available to hire for 4, 8 or 16 people.

6. Great coffee and cool cocktails

When staying at the aparthotel you can enjoy the home comforts available in the kitchenettes. Alternatively, you can venture downstairs to the beautiful Black Iron Social where you can enjoy great coffee or divine cocktails specially made by highly trained barristers using the best and freshest ingredients.

All served in a relaxed and stylish environment, which has a great vibe and is a popular hub for the local (and traveling) business community.

7. Healthy food

When you travel for work, it can sometimes be difficult to ensure you’re eating a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with fast or grab and go food the easier option. This is not the case at The Gresham, where you’ll find maintaining a balanced diet so much easier.

All apartments have their own kitchenette facilities meaning that you can stock your fridge with a range of healthy meal, snack, and breakfast options.

Leicester also benefits from its famous market, which has a proud 700-year history and is located just a short walk away from The Gresham. The market is open six days a week and is a great place to get quality fruit and vegetables at a competitive price. You’ll also find a range of speciality traders offering African, Caribbean, and Indian vegetables. In addition, its indoor food hall offers a range of products including meat, poultry, fish, seafood, cheese, breads, and deli.

If you don’t want to cook, just head downstairs to our delicious on-site restaurant, Black Iron Social where you’ll find a delicious range of dishes using the best quality and locally sourced ingredients elevated by traditional and modern cooking techniques.

8.Fitness suite

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when travelling for work is important for business travellers. From a fitness and wellbeing perspectives having access to a gym to start of end the working is a priority for some people when staying away from home.

As a guest, you can use The Gresham’s state-of-the-art fitness suite for free during your stay.

The well maintained and state of the art LifeFitness equipment includes:

  • Cross-Trainer

  • Indoor

  • Cycle

  • Treadmill

  • Dumbells

  • Bench

  • Changing facilities and towels are also available.

Open every day, 6am - 10pm.

9. Being productive

The light, comfortable and spacious rooms mean guests can find an area to be creative, get ready, work, relax or play. The facilities mean that guests have everything they truly need without feeling restricted or missing their home essentials.

A good night's sleep and a place to work are sometimes difficult to find. The Gresham has been designed with both in mind which means people feel comfortable, have dedicated spaces to work and power outlets within Gresham Works (*additional fee applies).

The Gresham’s stylish interiors have a high quality, boutique and upmarket feel making it the perfect place to rest your head for a great night’s sleep. Recent reviews mention how much guests love our pillows.

10. Unwinding after a long day

At the end of the day in front of the TV or whilst getting ready to enjoy an evening out, guests can enjoy a glass of wine - from a real wine glass, poured from a bottle that has been cooling in the fridge. Or venture downstairs to enjoy divine cocktails specially made at Black Iron Social.

At The Gresham you are free to be yourself and to feel great in a living space that is personal to you. Our facilities allow you complete freedom and flexibility during your stay. We like to think that we set the standard for living well away from home.

Feel free to get in touch with us and talk about your business needs or book in for a showround:

Mark Hills, General Manager, email: or call 0116 243 7666.


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