The owner of a renowned Indian restaurant in Manchester has inked a deal with a hospitality company to open a new boutique hotel in the floors above his eatery.
KRO Hospitality is bidding to create a five-star, 47-bedroom hotel, Forty Seven, situated above Asha’s contemporary Indian restaurant, which is owned by Asha Bosle.
An underground bar, The Peterman, will also open beneath the restaurant.
Asha’s will be at the heart of the new 47-bedroom hotel when it opens its doors in 2020, subject to planning approval submitted this month.
Asha’s has been championing authentic Indian cuisine and culinary innovation since it opened its doors in Manchester back in 2015, with the restaurant a firm favourite among customers having won many English Curry Awards.
As part of the project, Asha’s will also receive a soft revamp to areas of the restaurant.
KRO Hospitality purchased the freehold for 47 Peter Street in August 2018, and owner Kim Eivind Krohn met with Bosle last week to discuss the project.
Speaking after her meeting Asha Bhosle, said: “I am very excited to see these plans transform the area around my restaurant and create a complete leisure package for visitors to Manchester. Since we opened our doors in 2015, locals and visitors have really taken to the restaurant and I can see how these plans will enhance our reputation in this fantastic city.”
Krohn added: “This will only increase the level of excitement in the area adding to the already animated Peter Street scene. We are surrounded by so many fantastic bars, restaurants and hotels but we will be in a unique position where we can offer all three in one location.
“We are delighted to have Asha’s approval on the project and look forward to working with her closely in the near future to create something truly special.”
KRO Hospitality also has plans to increase the capacity of its Canal Street site, Velvet Hotel & Bar, with additional 10 bedrooms and a private residential unit.
Planning will be submitted later this year.