Chancellors Hotel in Manchester reopens after £4m upgrade

Chancellors Hotel

A hotel at The University of Manchester has reopened after a £4m facelift.

The upgrade of Chancellors Hotel, a conference, wedding and leisure venue, involved refurbishments to its 68 standard bedrooms, four executive suites and bridal suite, including new furniture, fixtures and fittings and bathrooms.

Improvements were also carried out to all public areas, including the hotel reception, meeting rooms, corridors, bar, lounges and the conservatory.

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Recom Solutions, based in Salford Quays, managed the project and Manchester & Cheshire Construction was the main contractor.

Chancellors lies in 5.5 acres of gardens and comprises a Grade-II listed mansion with bedroom extension.

The mansion was built in 1850 for Sir Joseph Whitworth and in 1882 was leased to CP Scott, editor of The Manchester Guardian.

After Scott’s death, the property was bequeathed to the university and was the vice-chancellor’s residence until 1997, when it was converted into a hotel.

Recom’s team was led by director Jason McKnight and Gemma Price, who managed the project on a day-to-day basis.

Eugene O’Callaghan, commercial director at Manchester & Cheshire, said: “This prestigious project strengthens our ties with the University of Manchester and Recom, and underlines our expertise in the leisure and heritage sectors.”

Simon Mason, general manager at Chancellors Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to have reopened the hotel following an extensive refurbishment programme which was planned with precision and delivered to a high standard.

“The result is a fabulous new look across the hotel.”

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