Oddfellows on the Park to join Design Hotels


Oddfellows on the Park will become the part of the Design Hotels community when it officially opens in June.

The new boutique hotel in Cheadle, Manchester, the second from Oddfellows Hotels, will be the only hotel outside of London to join the consortium.

Design Hotels, based in Berlin, represents over 290 hotels in more than 50 countries and has strict guidelines on which properties they invite to join the collection of individually owned and operated hotels.

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According to the guidelines, the hotel must be rooted and enhanced by thoughtful design, but also must have a cultural authenticity and offer genuine hospitality.

Oddfellows on the Park is in good company too; Firmdale Hotels in London and Blakes Hotels are also a part of Design Hotels.

Oddfellows on the Park will join the original hotel in Chester in the Oddfellows portfolio when it launches in June, offering 22 bedrooms, a destination restaurant, bars and event spaces, as well as the hotel’s beauty salon, The Pigsty.

The new hotel has been designed by Manchester-based interior design company, SpaceInvader, who took inspiration from the building’s history to create something striking.

Jonathan Slater who heads up Oddfellows Hotels said: “This hotel design has been a journey for us all. The more we learnt of the building’s past – both through our renovation work on site and through historical research, the more the design evolved. I think Design Hotels have found it an exciting project to be involved with – mostly because it has been a true creative process and a labour of love to keep the authenticity of this beautiful Victorian Hall intact.”

He added: “We are delighted with the alliance with Design Hotels. Commercially, they open a gateway to the European markets that Manchester Airport serves and in terms of a brand alliance they place us exactly where we need to be – alongside some of the great independently run boutique hotels in London. We expect them to not only drive traffic to the hotel, but also to the region.”