Boutique hotel on the cards for Manchester’s Corn Exchange

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An 86-key boutique hotel is on the cards for Manchester’s historic Corn Exchange.

The company behind the £30m redevelopment of the Grade II listed building is reportedly keen to speak to potential operators. 

The hotel will form part of a new leisure complex, which also includes 13 new independent restaurants due to open next spring. 

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Corn Exchange owner Aviva Investors said the hotel will be in keeping with the building’s Edwardian architectural features, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

Asset manager Simon Green said: “We are committed to the full redevelopment of this remarkable building.

“The vision is to create a new legacy destination for the city that will cement its future fortunes and act as a catalyst for an even more exciting regeneration of this part of the city centre,” he continued.

“The listed nature and subsequent planned layout of the building actually means that there will be an opportunity to create some large, yet interesting, voluminous bedrooms – a really unique and stylish destination.

“Our research also tells us that even with the combined planned hotel openings, Manchester is still identified as having a shortage of such an offer, this could be a very exciting opportunity for the right partner and we’re very interested to start discussions with interested parties,” Green told the newspaper. 

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