Manchester is set to gain its own Treehouse Hotel early next year, with plans revealing an impressive list of ‘curators’ that will help shape its food, drink and music offering.

Part of the global SH Hotels & Resorts group, the opening will become the second Treehouse Hotel in the UK, joining the established venue in London.

Comprised of 216 guest bedrooms, Treehouse will employ its signature striking design to revitalise the Renaissance Hotel building that has been something of an eyesore on Deansgate for a good while now. Expect tonnes of natural light, foliage-inspired interiors and a rooftop bar with uninterrupted views of the city.

There are plenty of reasons to get excited on the food and drink front, too, with a stellar lineup of some of the North West’s most highly-regarded chefs and restaurateurs being brought together.

Mary-Ellen McTague, who has over 20 years of experience in hospitality that spans the then-Michelin starred Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, 3 Michelin-starred Fat Duck and the quite wonderful Creameries in Chorlton, will curate a zero-waste kitchen on the ground floor of the hotel, with a particular focus on fresh, local produce and biodynamic wines.

Sam Grainger will head up the hotel’s 14th-floor restaurant and bar, collaborating with ex-Refuge pioneers, Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford. Sam comes with a huge reputation as the chef-owner at Liverpool’s Belzan and the revered Madre, and most recently opened up Carnival (which is jaw-dropping) with Hawksmoor founder, Richard Turner. The hotel restaurant will centre around elevated Southeast Asian menus.

Luke and Justin began their journey with Volta in Didsbury, which would become the mega-success of the lauded The Refuge by Volta. As well as partnering with Sam on food development, they’ll also curate activations up on the rooftop bar and the ground floor restaurant.

Fri 10 Jun, Treehouse Hotel,
Blackfriars St, Manchester M3 2EQ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 10 Jun 2022