King Street Townhouse opening date pushed back


King Street Townhouse, the newest boutique hotel in Manchester from Eclectic Hotels, will now launch in October after work on the new project runs later than planned.

Plans for the new boutique, which will join four other quirky hotels in the Eclectic Collection, were first announced last year in June when founders Eamonn and Sally O’Loughlin secured planning permission to develop a former bank on Upper King Street in Manchester.

The facilities include 40 bedrooms, King Street Tavern – a restaurant, bar and afternoon tea rooms, conferencing and events space, gym, spa and infinity pool overlooking the city.

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Sally, who is responsible for the interior design of all Eclectic Hotel’s properties said: “The design of King Street Townhouse will be distinctive and although our Eclectic style will be evident the new hotel will have its own identity just as the identity of Great John Street and our Didsbury hotels are so very different. King Street Townhouse is set to be both impressive and intimate in style.”

The renovation of the property was expected to take around 15 months, with the hotel ready to open in late summer 2015.

However, the hotel will now open in October as the building works roll on.

In an email sent to subscribers, the hotel said:

“Our MD paid the site a visit today to find the scaffolding still up and the builders taking a long lunch break… Looks like we’ll be seeing you in October!

“All jokes aside, it’s important that we get everything perfect, sorry we won’t make the summer but we are set to open the doors in October.”