Latin American hotel brand Selina makes UK debut

28 Aug 2019 by Mark Caswell
Selina NQ1 Manchester

Fast-growing hotel brand Selina has opened its first UK property, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Housed within a restored Victorian building, Selina NQ1 Manchester offers 37 rooms, across a mixture of categories including lofts, suites, standard and “micro-sized” double rooms, and a number of “community shared” rooms for between three and eight guests.

According to the group each of the rooms have been given “a quirky Latin-American twist, offering something new and unique to the accommodation sector in the city”, with artwork and materials sourced from local artists and the community.

Wilson’s Social restaurant has been named after the late record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, and journalist Tony Wilson, who earned the nickname “Mr Manchester”.

Selina NQ1 Manchester

Several other facilities are set to open later this year, including a cocktail bar, a “late-night basement electric club”, a co-working space, and “the reopening of the popular Corner Boy, a traditional Irish American pub that will continue to host Irish music nights and live acoustic bands”.

Selina launched in 2015, and currently operates 50 locations in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

The group has plans to expand into the US and Europe, with a target of 100 locations and 100,000 beds by 2022. A second UK property is set to open in Liverpool this December.

Commenting on the Manchester opening Selina’s Head of Country UK, Erwin de Jong Oliveira said:

“Being able to bring Selina to Manchester is such an exciting opportunity, we wanted to blend Selina’s Latin American roots with the rich history of Manchester to infuse the aesthetics together and provide a hub for digital nomads around the world.”

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