The Vibe: Grand and impressive.
The Area: The hotel sits on Peter Street, in the city centre, with bars, restaurants and shops on its doorstep.
The DNA: The luxury Edwardian Manchester, a Radisson Collection Hotel, has been recently renovated. It is partly set in Manchester’s iconic Free Trade Hall. The Free Trade Hall was constructed in 1853–56 on St Peter’s Fields, the site of the Peterloo Massacre, and a range of iconic names have either performed or spoken at the property, from Charles Dickens to the Sex Pistols to Winston Churchill. The ground floor restaurant, Peter Street Kitchen (winner of the Best Luxury Restaurant 2019 award), serves hotel guests a fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisine under a quirky and thoughtful design concept that aims to bring people closer together. The design team created a sequence of four distinctive spaces; a heroic scaled bar, an intimate circular dining room, a shared table area, and a relaxed lounge running the length of the barrel-vaulted colonnade overlooking the nightlife of Peter Street. Also situated on the ground floor, The Library has been curated by Assouline and is nestled adjacent to the welcoming lobby. The chic and contemporary dining concept and cocktail bar includes neon lighting and considered bookshelves to create subtle boundaries. The spa, gym and pool can be found below the entry level – a true urban resort in the heart of Manchester.
Suite-Me-Up: Room are modern, yet relaxed and inviting, and feature a pallet of greys mixed with black leather, smart dogtooth, marble, walnut and brass. Iconic images of Manchester and its history adorn each room, bringing flashes of colour alongside bespoke graphic prints designed exclusively for the hotel, while quirky details, such as the same checkered armchair seen in the lobby, add personality and form to each room.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 263 rooms & suites (28-98m2) (301-1,055 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2004 • interior design: Rob Steul, Edwardian Hotels • bathroom amenities: REN • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • public parking possible nearby (charged) • wheelchair accessible