The highly-anticipated sister property to Hotel Gotham in Manchester is to open its doors in February 2020.
Hotel Brooklyn is situated on Portland Street and will comprises 189 bedrooms, a rooftop bar, restaurant and a number of function spaces run by Bespoke Hotels.
The owners behind Hotel Gotham in the city appointed Squid Inc as lead designers on the project, which will look to position itself as ‘Manchester’s most accessible hotel’.
Hotel Brooklyn will aim to ‘be a trailblazer in championing accessible, sexy and modern design for all’.
There will be a total of 18 accessible bedrooms at the property.
“Accessible accommodation at Hotel Brooklyn features subtle details like basins with integrated hand grips, removable matt black grab rails, accessible bedroom storage and a hidden ceiling track hoist”, says Ed Warner, founder & CEO of Motionspot. “We hope this high level of attention paid to inclusivity will make Hotel Brooklyn one of the most sought-after venues for guests of all abilities.”
Each of the bedrooms have been inspired by Brooklyn’s loft spaces.
Beds have brass adornments, while Turkish rugs have been designed to contrast with the concrete floors. Bathrooms have been angled to allow their back walls and semi opaque windows to look out across the bedroom, while street art wall features finish off the bold design direction.
Bathroom amenities include organic bamboo toothbrushes and ethically sourced toothpaste, green soap and lotion dispensers with minimum waste.
Hotel Brooklyn’s bar and restaurant, named Runyon’s after Damon Runyon, an American writer renowned for his depictions of Brooklyn characters, will present a diverse menu showcasing European and American influences,
On the top floor of the hotel, Salvation is the hotel’s dedicated events bar, featuring exposed brick work, pop art and neon lights.
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.
Paul Bayliss was appointed general manager earlier this year, joining from his role as managing director at Macdonald Hotels’ Highlands division and Aviemore Resort since August 2018.
“I am delighted to be leading the team at Hotel Brooklyn, as we look to make an immediate impact across Manchester and the North West”, added Paul Bayliss, recently-appointed General Manager of Hotel Brooklyn. “I have kept a close eye on the success of Hotel Gotham in recent years, and have a deep affinity for the city, so I’m excited by the challenge of making a similarly positive impact here.”
“We are thrilled to have secured this fantastic site in the heart of Manchester’s historic industrial thoroughfare of Portland Street”, commented Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels. “We believe Hotel Brooklyn is a perfect fit for Manchester, not solely in terms of the architectural grandeur and convenience of its location, but the abundant character and feistiness of the city. Portland Street is experiencing a regeneration as the hotel strip of the city.”