The Lowry Hotel in Manchester has announced the completion of its £4m refurbishment, further strengthening its position in the marketplace with a new executive chef and chic new look.
The five-star hotel, now owned by Westmont Hospitality Group, has been undergoing an extensive renovation programme since it takeover last year.
Now all its 165 bedrooms have been revamped, as well as its restaurant and bar which have been given a new name and identity.
Andrew Green has been appointed executive head chef at the newly-named River Bar and Restaurant, who has brought with him a new seasonally-changing a la carte menu with an emphasis on local produce.
Green, who has previously worked for Manchester chef David Gale at Abode, as well as Radisson and Crowne Plaza hotels at Manchester Airport, has also appointed a team of young commis chefs from his previous brigades.
The hotel’s new look makes strong references to art around the building, including photos by Salford photographer Kevin Cummins of music icons including Johnny Marr and The Stone Roses, which now hang outside the lobby.
There will also be a changing art gallery in the bar every six weeks.
Speaking to Manchester Evening Post, general manager, Adrian Ellis said: “We are the only hotel in the city centre named after an artist, and we are proud to celebrate not only LS Lowry, renowned for his depictions of Salford, but also by displaying contemporary artists and photographers.”