Hotel Gotham (http://www.hotelgotham.co.uk) Manchester, 100 King Street Manchester
When it comes to Manchester and choosing a place to stay, there are a number of places that are quickly recommended by budding locals and regular visitors alike. There’s King Street Townhouse (http://www.eclectichotels.co.uk/king-street-townhouse/) and Great John Street (http://www.eclectichotels.co.uk/great-john-street/) which are both amazing and well worth a visit. There is however a new player in town that is being hailed as a savior to the buoying city’s tourism and hospitality offering.
Some might say it’s a vigilante with only the city’s best interests’ at heart, which provides more than a slight comparison to its namesake. The visually impactful property, which is drenched in history and tales from years gone by (if only the walls could talk), truly is a rare gem in the northern city’s eye.
The building was originally designed way back in 1935 has been restored and transformed into the 60 room stunning hotel which stands tall today, which can’t help but not go unnoticed at its highly-sought after central King Street location.
The architectural masterpiece is set over seven floors, each with wonderful views across Manchester’s skyline. The reception and restaurant are hosted on the sixth floor with an exclusive VIP club bar playing host to guests on the seventh.
To say that the hotel has us at hello is an understatement, as when you arrive at the hotel guests are invited to book a time for the Martini trolley to visit their room for a pre- dinner cocktail, the choice of which is endless.
Guests feel like they’re in the scene of a movie as the exposed decedent design elements to and luxurious leathers make you feel like you’re a guest at Bruce Wayne’s million-dollar mansion (the only thing we’re missing here is the secret ‘Bat cave’).
Not to deter the guests that like a feminine touch to their surroundings, etches of deep reds and vibrant purples are used liberally throughout the palatial escape in the heart of Manchester.
Inside the stunning property is the focal point of main staircase, which has been reconditioned and in perhaps more than a nod to the building’s original heritage
Guests who are unable to secure a booking at one of the stunning rooms a Hotel Gotham can experience a taste of the venue by making a booking at Honey restaurant. The stunning eatery provides a superior spin on a simple foodie approach that enables guests to enjoy a modern twist on traditional brasserie classics. Providing more than enough choice to ‘warm your cockles’ as the locals might say, local foodie delights include Gothams’s take of the ‘Bakewell Tart’ with nodes of pistachio, leaving even the ultimate foodie wanting more.
Club Brass provides a rooftop escape retreat for VIPS and those searching for the finer things in life. Guests who are lucky (or important) enough, to gain exclusive access to Club Brass, are most certainly introduced to what we believe is the ‘icing on the cake’ on this grand must-visit property.
In conclusion, if you want a central location near to the shopping haven of the Arndale Centre and the doorstep of the local nightlife, for which Manchester is renowned, you simply cannot go wrong with Hotel Gotham.
Rooms from £150.00
HOW TO GET THERE
If you’re flying from Sydney, we recommend flying with Qatar Airlines. With fares in economy to Manchester starting from just $1300.00 return: http://www.qatarairways.com/uk/en/homepage.page