The Vibe: Soaring steel columns and girders, a vast central atrium, exposed barrel arched red brick walls and vaulted ceilings.
The Area: Located in the newly transformed Ducie Street Warehouse on the edge of Manchester’s hip Northern Quarter. Piccadilly station is a 2-minute walk, Canal Street 5 minutes and cool Ancoats 10 minutes.
The DNA: Occupying eight floors of a vast Grade II listed former Victorian warehouse, Native Manchester is the UK’s largest aparthotel, spanning 16,700m2 (180,000 square feet). Re-imagined by Archer Humphryes Architects, the firm behind Chiltern Firehouse and the Standard Hotel in London, the building’s industrial heritage is prominent throughout. Also at Ducie Street Warehouse is the independently operated CULTUREPLEX – a ground floor social hub from leading London restauranteurs David Waddington and Pablo Flack. CULTUREPLEX includes an 80-seater restaurant, Bistrotheque, a Mini-Cini, coffee counter and flexible events and work spaces, creating a unique community centre and all-day hangout. Award-wining fitness brand, BLOK, has also opened its first studio outside of London in a part of the warehouse’s ground floor space. Set across three impressive studios and led by Manchester’s leading instructors, classes at BLOK will span a variety of over 25 fitness disciplines, giving guests choice, no matter how they choose to train.
Suite-Me-Up: The beautifully designed apartments offer a variety of living spaces from studios and one beds to two-bedroom penthouses, complete with private garden terraces. With towering cast-iron columns, a vast central atrium and exposed barrel arched brickwork, each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, bespoke Conran furniture and magnificent parquet flooring. Despite its central location, apartments are quiet.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 166 apartments (30-110m2) (323-1,184 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture & interior design: Archer Humphreys Architects • on-site parking (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible