Bespoke Hotels to manage “fun, witty and naughty” Manchester conversion

UK: The Bespoke Hotel Group has announced the development of The Hotel Gotham at 100 King Street, Manchester.

Set in a historic building, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the hotel will open in 2015, in collaboration with the Marshall Construction Group, the owners of the property.  
Hotel Gotham will feature 60 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a rooftop private members’ bar and garden. The hotel will also feature luxury suites, each equipped with its own private, internal garden. Work will begin in March 2014, with the hotel expected to open in early Spring 2015. The project will result in the creation of 100 new jobs, both full and part time. 
Bespoke Hotels chairman Robin Sheppard said: “Hotel Gotham promises to be a fun, witty destination and a little bit naughty. We want it to be the sexiest hotel in Europe. Working with the skills of the Marshall Construction Group team as our partners we hope to open up the character of this majestic building and present it to the Manchester public as a hotel they can be truly proud of.”
The building previously served as headquarters of the Midland Bank, and was known in the area as “The King of King Street”. Bespoke’s announcement comes days after it was revealed that the Soho House Group is to convert the former Midland Bank building in London, also by Lutyens, into a hotel.
Simon Marshall, managing director of the Marshall Construction Group, said: “We are delighted to begin the transformation of this handsome Lutyens building into a first class hotel with our partners Bespoke Hotels. We are also grateful to Manchester’s Planning Authority’s enthusiasm for our scheme.”

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