The hotel opened just over a year ago, although the building has been around for a while. It’s perfectly located slap bang in the centre of Manchester, so it’s perfect for shopping and sightseeing. Remember it’s basically the hottest ticket in town so whether you’re going for dinner, a spa day or a full weekend, book in advance.
The restaurant isn’t just about food, it’s about the whole experience. It’s designed like a whole house so you walk through a really pretty garden with outdoor seating. Then inside the different areas are decorated like a living room, a library a kitchen area and so forth. The idea is that you feel at home when you’re there.
The spa is underground, at the bottom of the hotel and they have really thought about it. You go into the spa reception where there is a small seating area where you can have lunch or afternoon tea in your robe. There’s a two story gym and a swimming pool area, where you can chill by the poolside. It is very atmospheric and sympathetically designed with the historic building in mind.
The treatment area and relaxation area are separate to the facilities at the hotel and you can only use them if you’re having a treatment. We particularly like how cosy it feels with duvets on the relaxation beds. In the middle of relaxation room there are big, beautiful hanging basket beds to doze off in. On another side there are separate booths that can be closed off and are great for groups as once you close the doors it’s soundproof so you’re not disturbing anyone else.
The spa is for adults only although the pool allows children at very limited times. The hotel has lots of history alongside its modern style, and overall it’s grand, calm, intimate and luxurious all at the same time. Basically it’s the perfect treat for couples and small groups of friends.
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