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6 new city hotels in Manchester and Liverpool

PUBLISHED: 20:13 11 June 2015 | UPDATED: 19:29 24 October 2015

The Hotel Gotham, Manchester - photo Mark Leeming

The Hotel Gotham, Manchester - photo Mark Leeming

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The region is a hotel hotspot this summer so you don’t have to travel far for a stylish stay

Forget London and Paris. The coolest place to stay from this summer is the UK’s north west.

Cities like Manchester which has been re-branded the northern powerhouse and Liverpool are gearing up for a visitor explosion with the opening of several new additions to the hotel scene.

From uber chic boutique establishments with themed restaurants, elegant roof terraces and cool cocktail lounges these are pleasure palaces where you can wine, dine, get pampered and party .

Now we have every excuse to enjoy summer in the city...here we give you the lowdown on the best places for a staycation.

King Street Townhouse

This summer sees the opening of King Street Townhouse within the Upper King Street conservation area of Manchester City Centre.

Like its Eclectic Hotels stablemates Great John Street Hotel and, Eleven Didsbury Park and Didsbury House, expect a sympathetic transformation of the Grade II 1864 listed building into an intimate and exciting location.

For diners there will be a bar and restaurant, afternoon tea room and south facing roof garden as well as a fabulous rooftop spa pool with views over Manchester Town Hall and the city beyond.


Hotel Gotham

This former bank housed in a magnificent deco 1928 Edwin Lutyens building on King Street is now a quirky hang out, where dining and eating in style is de rigueur.

For residents of lucky enough to book into one of the 60 dazzlingly decadent rooms there are trunk-style cocktail cabinets and a Martini trolley that does the rounds of the rooms at 8pm in case you want a pre-dinner cocktail while you get ready to hit the 6th floor restaurant named Brass and Honey (one of the numerous references to the hotel’s past as a bank).

Here dining is brasserie style but the emphasis is very much about carving an identity as a Manchester (meets Manhattan) hotel, so expect Lancashire hotpot and even Vimto to make an appearance.

On the seventh floor is a private members bar where up to 700 guests can enjoy amazing views over Manchester while they drink specially created cocktails by a barman who is improbably named van Gotham.


Jackson’s Row

Footballer Gary Neville and former team mate Ryan Giggs are expanding their portfolio to include a thrilling new Jackson’s Row development that will see this historic area transformed into a leisure and business quarter.

They have formed a consortium to build offices, bars, restaurants and a four or five-star hotel around the historic building, off Deansgate in partnership with the council.

Neville, whose Hotel Football opened earlier ths year, has also bought the former Stock restaurant on Norfolk street and there are reports that this will also be transformed into a hotel.

Roomzzz Aparthotel

Manchester’s Corn Exchange is being re-invented as a leisure and dining complex by Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate and part of the ambitious £30m redevelopment will be the new Roomzzz Aparthotel.

When it opens early next year it will have its own entrance on Exchange Square and boast 114 apartments ranging from ultra-sleek 21 sqm pods to super luxury palatial penthouses and will also feature Roomzzz ‘New Generation’ concept.

This is a significant move for the brand, after enjoying six years as one of the leading accommodation providers in Manchester and the new development will feature bold and bespoke interior designs.


Bridewell Hotel Liverpool

The doors are about to open on Liverpool’s newest hotel the Bridewell, the first ‘Millennial’ (tech savvy, fun seeking, professionals, born post-1980) focused hotel by staycentral.com - a new Liverpool-based hotel chain.

Based in a Grade II listed building it has a chequered past as Liverpool’s main lock-up for petty crimes for more than 130 years.

Now the only trappings the building will have will be those of luxury. Thanks to staycentral.com a quadrangle of former cells across four floors will soon be transformed into slick modern rooms complete with hi-spec en suite bathrooms, LED Smart TV’s and art work of famous ex-cons.

On the higher levels, open in early Summer, original beams have also been carefully restored and make a chic accompaniment to the larger suites and interconnecting rooms.

For booking enquiries and further information visit the holding page: www.staycentral.com or call 0151 203 1133.

Tune Hotel, Liverpool

Opening July is what has been dubbed a ‘five star’ economy hotel on Castle Street Liverpool.

It’s being operated by the Tune chain which runs hotels across Asia and India and will be based in the sprawling Queen Building with a new ground floor entrance on Landmark Street.


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