The spectacular new Hotel Gotham is scheduled to open on 6th April 2015 – with Bespoke Hotels promising to make it ‘a fun, witty destination and a little bit naughty… the sexiest hotel in Europe’.
“Well, you see, I’m buying this hotel,
and uh, changing some rules…”
– Bruce Wayne
Edwin Lutyens designed the building in 1928, with construction finishing in 1935. It has been painstakingly restored and transformed from it’s banking past into the handsome 60-room Hotel Gotham.
The architecture of the ‘King of King Street’ provided natural inspiration for the nostalgic yet decadent design direction. The design of the new bedrooms features wonderful travel trunk-style cocktail cabinets and wardrobes.
Burnished metals teamed with dark polished woods and luxurious leather, are coupled with feminine notes of plum and raspberry; while soft velvet and faux fur are used liberally. Subtle nods are being made to the banking past with money-bag style laundry bags.
With prices from £150.00, the finished hotel will spread over seven floors, with 60 rooms. The reception and restaurant will be on the 6th floor with a striking bar on the 7th. The hotel will include five inner sanctum suites.
Internal restoration includes the reincarnation of the main stair case, its balustrades, mouldings and terrazzo flooring. Original glazed tiles from the once central light-well add an interesting back drop to the core of the bar where guests will sense a connection to the hotel’s past as a bank; leather satchel briefcase lights, bowler hat displays, green glass and bankers lamps all pay homage to the original function of the building.
Striking geometric carpets run throughout and the dramatic windows surrounding the building will all be dressed with full-length elegant curtains, offering fascinating views across Manchester.
The bar and restaurant, ‘Brass’ and ‘Honey’ continue the theme and colour-ways, promising the mysterious and enticing. Menus and cocktails will reflect the art deco heritage, and feature local suppliers and tastes.
Lead-designer, Oliver Redfern commented: “We wanted to pay tribute to a major building designed by ‘one of the greatest British architects’, Edwin Lutyens whilst injecting a distinct fresh personality. We hope our guests will have as much fun at Hotel Gotham as we have had in creating it”.
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