Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station has opened its doors to guests, marking the brand’s debut in the city.

Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station is located at the gateway to Manchester’s Northern Quarter and is adjacent to Exchange Square, the city’s shopping district.

Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station features 187 bedrooms, with design inspired by Manchester’s history. The exterior of the hotel is a restored Grade II-listed building, featuring a contemporary tower with views of the city’s skyline. 

The hotel’s three bedroom designs combine Manchester’s industrial past with modern styling, paying homage to Manchester’s cotton trade heritage. Bare brick walls are a feature in reception. Other features include iron pulleys and rope connecting to lights with bespoke weaved baskets as shades. 

Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station includes ‘Mamucium‘ the 120-seat hotel restaurant and bar and named after the Roman fort that was the birthplace of modern Manchester. There is also an M Café in the hotel.

Each Hotel Indigo property features designs, restaurants and bars connected to the spirit of the local neighbourhood. There are currently 27 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe with another 17 due to open in the next 3-5 years.  

Z Hotels group has announced plans to open another hotel in central London.

The next Z Hotel - Z Trafalgar Square - will be housed in a converted office building on Chandos Place close to Trafalgar Square, around a five-minute walk from Charing Cross and Leicester Square tube stations.

Z Trafalgar Square will have 123 bedrooms and is set to open in 2019 Q4.

There are currently eight Z Hotels in London in: Soho, Victoria, Piccadilly, The City, Shoreditch, Tottenham Court Road, Gloucester Place and Covent Garden. The group also operates hotels in Liverpool, Glasgow and Bath. A further hotel is also under development in London’s Holborn.

It’s the time of year when we start looking forward to the new hotels which will open in the New Year. Two new hotels coming to London have caught our attention: Vintry & Mercer and The Standard.

Vintry & Mercer is scheduled to open February 2019. Vintry & Mercer is located among the livery halls and guilds in the heart of the City of London. It takes its name and inspiration from the city trades. Vintry was the centre for London wine merchants; Mercer was for textile sellers who specialised in fine silks and damasks.

Vintry & Mercer will open with 92 chic and modern bedrooms plus the Mercer Roof Terrace restaurant (pictured) and a lower ground floor fitness studio.

Vintry & Mercer will have three small meeting rooms: The Library seating 14 delegates, the Music Room seating ten delegates and The Drawing Room seating eight delegates

Vintry & Mercer is taking bookings from 4th February 2019. It opens in Garlick Hill and is easily accessible from Mansion House, Bank and Cannon Street tube stations.

Secondly, The Standard.

The Standard, is one of the world’s hippest hotel brands and London will be the hotel group's first European venture. The Standard will be located on the Euston Road in a former council office block in Kings Cross opposite London’s St Pancras and King Cross stations.

The lower floors of The Standard will include 266 bedrooms plus a ground floor bar, indoor and outdoor restaurant and a recording studio. Further details about the leisure facilities and the proposed meetings and events spaces await publication.

Both hotels open in 2019

Last week we discovered plans are afoot to convert the House of Fraser shop in Birmingham - aka Rackhams - into a new hotel.

Now we understand plans have been submitted to convert the former George Henry Lee department store in Liverpool city centre into a luxury hotel with a basement casino.

George Henry Lee department store has been around since 1853, latterly as a John Lewis store. Before that the building was a bonnet warehouse. George Henry Lee is a well-established feature building in the centre of Liverpool.


A change of use application has been submitted to Liverpool City Council

Malmaison Liverpool has completed a multimillion-pound refurbishment of all 130 bedrooms plus its meeting and events spaces. It has also opened a new cocktail bar.

Malmaison Liverpool has four flexible meeting rooms: Mal 1, Mal 2, Mal 3 and Mal 4. Combined they will accommodate up to 118 delegates for a theatre style meeting or 50 delegates boardroom style – each room is fully equipped with the latest technology.

Malmaison Liverpool’s Brasserie restaurant features a decor of exposed brickwork, high ceilings and industrial pipe features and serves breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When the sun is shining alfresco dining is a possibility.

Malmaison Liverpool is located in Princes Dock in the centre of Liverpool.

Malmaison Group has plans to open three new hotels over the next 24 months: in Edinburgh, where renovation work has already begun on the Grade A-Listed Buchan House plus new hotels in both Bournemouth and in York.

Plans have been submitted for a new Hampton by Hilton in Manchester.

The Hampton by Hilton would sit on the site of an existing office complex on the corner of Chester Road and Warwick Road, close to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. It would be opposite the Trafford pub.

Hampton by Hilton Old Trafford would be a 16 storey building with 212 bedrooms, a restaurant at ground floor level plus a roof-top bar.

The new hotel would be the second Hilton branded hotel in Old Trafford – there is already a Hilton Garden Inn on-site at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The project is still at the consultation stage.

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