UK: Greenland Properties has submitted a planning application to convert Manchester’s Pearl Assurance House in to a 70-key Hotel du Vin.
The site will be the first Hotel du Vin in the city and if successful will join the compony’s Malmaison hotel next to Piccadilly Station.
The plans include a one-storey roof extension and seven-story new-build extension to wrap around the original vacant building to create the guest rooms, as well as a rooftop terrace and bar.
Facilities on the ground floor will include a lobby, bar and bistro.
The planning application says: “The proposed hotel has been designed for specific end-user Malmaison, trading under its Hotel du Vin brand. Malmaison now has 15 different locations all over the UK, with a strong interest in adding another Manchester location to the list in recent years. The boutique style hotel will complement the existing stock of hotels within the local area but also provide a variation to the collective in the city centre.”
Architects Leach Rhodes Walker and Stephenson Studio, alongside planner Avison Young have worked with Greenlane Properties on the application.