King Street Townhouse, an impressive Italian renaissance building designed by local architect Edward Salomons and originally built in 1872, has opened its doors again for hotel guests and visitors.
The venue has opened a summer bar on its famous rooftop terrace, overlooking Manchester Town Hall – and you can pre-book a table to enjoy sundowner cocktails and one of the city’s most jaw-dropping views.
The infinity pool is sadly closed for the time being in line with government guidance, but you can still get that Instagram-worthy shot from the rooftop terrace.
Afternoon tea is back, and there will be a new menu served from The Tavern restaurant, along with a summer a la carte offering.
And the elegant private cinema will be screening summer sporting events, blockbusters and champagne movie screenings, with full social distancing measures observed.
Current cinema capacity is limited to 10 people from two households, with drinks and food packages available.
If you want to make a weekend of it, the hotel is also welcoming overnight guests for a staycation in style, with sumptuous suites providing a retreat for people who want to get away this summer.
There are a range of health and safety measures in place for both guests and staff, including temperature checks on arrival, increased distancing, and reservation-only dining.
Bookings at the terrace bar are available for visitors and hotel guests from midday-10pm every day, including Sunday. Two hour table reservations are available for up to six people from a maximum of two households, with social distancing measures in place.
Drinks include summery cocktails and mocktails as well as teapot sharing cocktails such as jasmine iced tea with fragrant jasmine-infused vodka.
There’s also a range of dessert cocktails including a Cherry Bakewell with Disaronno, Chambord, cranberry juice and pineapple juice, and a Rhubarb Brulée with Wyborowa vodka, rhubarb purée, apple juice, egg white and lemon juice.