The Vibe: Showing off its heritage with style.
The Area: On a quiet street in Manchester’s city centre.
The DNA: Owned and developed by Manchester United stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, The Stock Exchange Hotel is set in The Manchester Stock Exchange, a stunning Edwardian Baroque building first opened in 1906 during the cotton boom. With the addition of two floors, the building was transformed into a boutique hotel that encapsulates a shifting Manchester. Original features such as marble columns, a centerpiece staircase, ornate cornicing, stained glass and fireplaces sparkle, while an excellent restaurant by Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge is in pride of place in the building’s magnificent dome, formerly the trading floor.
Suite-Me-Up: After checking in in a cushy lobby lounge (while munching on fresh-baked scones), guests are ushered up to the guest rooms and suite; each features a different layout, but all flaunt moody, muted green and cream palettes, soft seating, elegant oval mirrors, and brass touches, along with old photos of the stock exchange that were hand-tinted to add subtle brightness. Top options include the signature Boardroom Suite, with marble pillars, a fireplace, and 20th-century paneling; the two-bedroom Nineteen ‘O’ Six suite; and the House, the coveted 325m2 (3,500 sq ft) open-plan penthouse that crowns the fifth floor with a private rooftop terrace.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 40 rooms & suites (20-171m2) (215-1,841 sq ft) • hotel opened: November 2019 • architecture: jmarchitects • interior design: Autoban (Istanbul) • bathroom amenities: D.R. Harris & Co • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible