A new Malmaison hotel could open in Manchester’s city centre, subject to planning permission.
A new application has been submitted by Greenlane Properties, working on behalf of Malmaison, the owner / operator of HdV, to transform and extend Pearl Assurance House into a new 70-bedroom Malmaison hotel.
The site will be the second operated by Malmaison in the city, which already runs a site next to Piccadilly Station.
The plans include a one-storey roof extension and seven-story new-build extension to wrap around the original vacant building to create the bedrooms, while a rooftop terrace and bar is also in the pipeline if the project is given the green light.
Facilities on the ground floor will include a lobby, bar and bistro and most likely see current tenant Costa, replaced with Hotel du Vin’s own offering.
The planning application says: “The proposed hotel has been designed for specific end-user Malmaison, trading under its Hotel du Vin brand. Malmaison now has 15 different locations all over the UK, with a strong interest in adding another Manchester location to the list in recent years. The boutique style hotel will complement the existing stock of hotels within the local area but also provide a variation to the collective in the city centre.”
Working with architects Leach Rhodes Walker and Stephenson Studio, alongside planner Avison Young, Greenlane has submitted the planning application for the scheme to Manchester City Council.
Malmaison Piccadilly, formerly a six-storey 19th century warehouse, comprises 180 bedrooms, with a £4m 60-bedroom extension unveiled in 2001.
In June 2015, the chain along with HDV was sold to Frasers Hospitality Group for £363.4 million.