Howard Marks @15 Stories High

Manchester’s Light Boutique hotel plays host to an exclusive evening with Howard Marks aka Mr Nice.

By Matthew Tyas | July 9th '12

On Wednesday 5th July, Manchester’s Light Boutique hotel played host to an exclusive evening with Howard Marks aka Mr Nice. The hotel’s penthouse terraces were opened to VIPs and celebrities to enjoy a one-off event of live entertainment with stunning panoramic views of the city.

From 6pm, party-goers were given the ultimate VIP service with free complimentary wine and beer for the first hour provided by drinks sponsor, Bondi beer, and a delicious special hog roast dinner.

Amongst guests at the event were Happy Monday’s stars Rowetta and Bez, Kermit from Black Grape and Shameless actor Ciaran Griffiths – all of who are huge fans of Mr Nice himself.

“Above the rain, higher than the tallest story, riding on a roller coaster of rainbows, cocooned in the comfortable company of charismatic characters, vitalised by the vivacity of VIVA, and hosted by the heavens. I loved it. Please book me again.”

Despite the torrential downpour, marquees were provided and nobody’s spirits were dampened as guests gathered on one of the rooftop terraces to be enthralled by Howard’s speech, which went down a storm with all. The rain certainly didn’t stop the party’s flow and Howard’s reminiscing talk about his past certainly put a smile on everyone’s face and caused laughter amongst all.
Howard says: “Above the rain, higher than the tallest story, riding on a roller coaster of rainbows, cocooned in the comfortable company of charismatic characters, vitalised by the vivacity of VIVA, and hosted by the heavens. I loved it. Please book me again.”

The entertainment continued into the night at the event’s official after-party, held just down the road at Blackdog Ballroom, where guests enjoyed a special DJ set from Fun Lovin’ Criminals duo Fast & Frank. Everyone was in high spirits and there was a fantastic vibe in the room, which was apparent throughout the whole evening.

To book an event on the Light Hotel 15ht floor penthouse call Kim on 0161 839 4848 or email kim@thelight.co.uk