Kings Street Townhouse, a new 40-room hotel, has opened on Booth Street within the Upper King Street conservation area in Manchester city centre.
Designed by local architect Edward Salomons and originally built in 1872 for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank in an Italian Renaissance-style, the hotel is Grade II-listed.
It is the fifth venue for Eclectic Hotels, owned by Eamonn and Sally O’Loughlin. It joins Great John Street (the former Atherton Street old school house), Didsbury House and Eleven Didsbury Park hotels, both previously Victorian Villas, and On the 7th, a members’ club at MediaCityUK.
The new hotel has five room categories (Snug, Cosy, Comfy, Luxe JS and Suite). The 15 Snug rooms vary in size (20-25m2) and have goose down feather pillows, double pocket sprung mattress, flat screen LED TV with Sky box including Sky Sports, DAB radio, work desk, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms have rain showers and Temple Spa toiletries. Cosy rooms (13 of these) are larger (24-28m2) and have free standing baths as well as showers, as do the seven Comfy Rooms (27-32m2) and three Luxe JS rooms (38-40m2).
The hotel also has a rooftop Infinity Spa Pool with views of Manchester’s Town Hall.
The hotel’s bar and restaurant, King Street Tavern, has a south facing roof lounge and terrace available for private hire.
Eamonn O’Loughlin, owner of Eclectic Hotels, said: “The regeneration of King Street is significant for Manchester and the opening of our fifth property in this iconic area is an important landmark for us.
“At Eclectic Hotels, we take pride in our efforts to restore period buildings back into use and great care has been taken to transform this majestic Grade II listed building into Manchester’s first baby grand hotel."
The hotel has an opening offer of 25% off on all rooms booked before the end of January 2016
Photos by Attila Kemenyfi