Hotel group Bespoke Hotels is to invest £45m into creating a new hotel in Manchester, which will pay homage to the ‘golden age of New York City’.
The owners of Hotel Gotham are to build the new Big Apple-themed property on Portland Street, adjacent to the Townhouse Hotel, with the aim to launch Hotel Brooklyn in spring 2020.
The hotel will comprise 191 bedrooms and a rooftop bar called Brooklyn Heights, as well as Runyon’s restaurant, inspired by the short stories and plays of Broadway writer Damon Runyon.
The construction is being spearheaded by Marshall CDP, with the interior design overseen by Squid Inc who were also responsible for the look of the Art Deco-influenced Hotel Gotham on King Street, which opened in 2015 and has been a huge success since.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels said: “Alongside its sister establishment, Hotel Gotham, Brooklyn is poised to take a starring role in Manchester’s luxury hospitality portfolio.
“It isn’t merely offering a bed for the night, but rather access to a hub of untamed, creative energy, flanked on all sides by the city’s dynamic nightlife and glamour.”
Graham Marskell, managing director of operations for Bespoke Hotels added: “We are tremendously excited to be deepening our relationship with the city of Manchester, through the launch of a new boutique property in its centre.”
“We have enjoyed an extremely positive response from the local market since launching Hotel Gotham, and we hope to maintain this momentum when Brooklyn opens its doors in early 2020.”
The 60-bed Hotel Gotham is situated inside the former bank building, designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1935, and has been a popular addition to the city since opening three years ago.