If your idea of the perfect hen weekend away is shopping, drinking and relaxing, then The Lowry Hotel in Manchester might be the perfect choice for you.

Shopaholics will enjoy this luxurious hotel even more as it has exclusively partnered with style queen Brix Smith Start to create the ultimate shopping guide to the city. Offering her insider knowledge to the fashion world, Brix and The Lowry have created the ultimate shopping guide featuring a number of fun facts, exclusive offers and fashion treasure troves.

Set in the heart of Manchester, the 5-star Lowry Hotel offers unparalleled access to the best shops in town (of which there are many), an exquisite spa, restaurant and bar to enjoy with your hens.

Brix comments: 'The city has changed so much since I first lived here. At the time there was hardly any choice, but today having spawned talents such as Matthew Williamson, Henry Holland and designer of 'that dress' Sara Burton at Alexander McQueen, Manchester features high on my list as one of the most fashionable and vibrant places to shop in the UK."

No matter what kind of fashion you are looking for you will find it in Manchester; whether its vintage heaven in the Northern Quarter, top-notch labels at the Avenue or the high street mecca of the Arndale centre.

Beyond the shopping, you won't have to leave the hotel as it has everything you could ever want: the cocktails at The River Bar are refreshing and invigorating (we recommend the apple and pear martini), and the spa is beyond heavenly - offering a calming massages, nourishing facials and relaxing manicures. What more could a girl want?

The Manchester Fashion Package at The Lowry Hotel starts from £195 room per night, based on two people sharing a deluxe king bedroom and includes Brix Smith Start's Guide to Fashionable Manchester and Fashionistas cocktail. To book call The Lowry Hotel on 0870 460 5040, quoting Fashion Manchester, or visit www.roccofortehotels.com