The quirky brand Treehouse is to extend beyond London in 2023 with the launch of its second site in Manchester.
Treehouse Hotel Manchester, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, is being developed in partnership with Property Alliance Group and will mark the first phase of a £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance Hotel on Deansgate.
Once finished, the hotel will comprise 216 bedrooms, new dining experiences, including a top floor restaurant and bar, plus a rooftop venue, similar to its London property. Treehouse Hotel London debuted on 1 Langham Place in the capital in November 2019 and has received wide acclaim since.
Treehouse Hotel Manchester will be situated close to Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the Manchester Arena, which is expected to bring a huge level of footfall to the property.
Touches synonymous with the Treehouse brand will include hopscotch carpets; stepping-stones in lift lobbies; custom-designed space hoppers in the hotel gym, and an invitation for visitors to carve their stories into a central living wooden art piece that will grow over time.
“I’m really excited to launch our second Treehouse Hotel in the UK. Manchester is as much a destination for travellers as a gathering place for its energetic local community. Our Treehouse will introduce a new execution of fun and witty, and provide an imaginative hospitality experience. As a sustainable brand, we will reuse and repurpose the existing building. We are thrilled to set roots in the city of Manchester,” said Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht.
The sister brand to 1Hotels, Treehouse Hotels is rooted in sustainability and will incorporate energy and carbon savings along with extensive use of reclaimed and recycled materials in the construction of the building and furniture.
The hotel will promote biophilia through the introduction of roof gardens, living green walls and a kitchen garden harvesting rainwater, with honey produced by the hotel’s own rooftop apiary.
*Pictured is Treehouse Hotel in London