Hotel Gotham, the new boutique concept from Bespoke Hotels, is on the cusp of announcing two new sites as the brand bids for UK domination.
Speaking exclusively to Boutique Hotelier, founder of Bespoke Hotels and Hotel Gotham, Robin Sheppard said that given the huge success of the first Hotel Gotham in Manchester, which opened April 2015, plans are now afoot to expand the concept across the UK.
Sites two and three will be ready to reveal in just a few weeks’ time.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response for Gotham,” Sheppard explains, “and it’s clearly punched well above its weight.
“I’m reasonably optimistic that we will have sites two and three to reveal in just a few weeks’ time. I’ve been spending the last eight months on one in particular, and another one that we were actually looking at before the Manchester Gotham, has come back into play too. But if that one comes off it’ll be quite quick because we did so much work on it before.”
With the final sign offs being done on the new sites, Sheppard is keen to continue to roll out the concept further, although it’s not something he sees as being relevant for every big city in England.
“I think Glasgow, Manchester, possibly Birmingham, certainly London and Dublin. Then I’d say Madrid, Milan if we can possibly roll it out that way,” he adds.
Hotel Gotham opened last year in King Street Manchester to huge acclaim. Featuring 60 bedrooms spread over seven floors, the hotel is also home to a restaurant plus a bar and members club.