Following an incredibly tumultuous couple of years, Manchester’s hospitality sector is back and needs as much support as it can get.

With that being said, it’s been hugely encouraging to witness the city’s resilience even in the most trying of circumstances, and against the odds, we’ve still been treated to a long list of new additions—among them are a host of impressive hotels perfect for staycations and weekend getaways.

Leonardo Hotel | East Piccadilly | Opens spring

The Leonardo Hotel’s Jenga-inspired design won an award from the City’s Society of Architects before construction had even gotten underway.

Close to Piccadilly Station and expected to open in spring, the hotel boasts 275 luxury rooms, along with a ground floor bar and restaurant.

Along with the clear Jenga influence, the structure also pays homage to Milan’s ‘vertical forest’ tower blocks and has been designed to bring vitality back to the area, featuring lashings of greenery adorning throughout.


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Treehouse Hotel | Blackfriars | Opens late 2022

After becoming such a huge hit in that-there London, Manchester is set to get its very own Treehouse Hotel towards the end of this year.

The new opening forms part of a much-needed £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance Hotel on Deansgate, which will also include space along the River Irwell for pop-up food and drink vendors.


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Clayton Hotel | Portland Street | Open now

Open now, the Clayton is a new four-star touted as a landmark destination on the evolving Portland Street.

Glossy interiors complement a mezzanine overlooking a busy bar area on the ground floor, with a feature staircase connecting the two.

The hotel will also host the No.55 restaurant, which puts local suppliers at the heart of its modern British cuisine offering.

55 Portland St, Manchester M1 3HP
Maldron Hotel | Oxford Road | Open now

The 15-floor Maldron opened its doors earlier in February, bringing with it 278 luxury rooms housed in a striking piece of stepped architecture.

Set within the brand-new Circle Square development just off Oxford Road, the hotel offers the ideal base for exploring Manchester’s cultural hotspots.

There’s also an on-site coffee shop using beans from Red Bean Roastery, a restaurant and bar and an array of high-spec meeting spaces.


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Charles St, Manchester M1 7DF
Moxy | Spinningfields | Open now

Set inside a former hat factory, Moxy is a lively new addition to Spinningfields that seamlessly blends both work and play. Co-working spaces and flexible seating areas provide a calming setting by day, with the hotel’s centrepiece, Bar Moxy, and regular DJ slots ensuring guests are covered once the sun goes down.


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8 Atkinson St, Manchester M3 3HH
The Alan | Princess Street | Open now

The Alan, which also opened earlier in February, is touted as a new design-led hotel, bar and restaurant spread across six storeys 137 rooms.

Art and design are key inspirations behind the impressive Grade II listed building, with industrial-chic interiors celebrating the building’s rich heritage.

The in-house restaurant—headed up by Iain Thomas, previously of Edinburgh Castle—and bar have offered particular cause for excitement, featuring a seasonal menu of dishes and drinks shaped by local suppliers.


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18 Princess St, Manchester M1 4LG
The Leven | Chorlton Street | Open now

Housed within a 33,000 sq ft 20th-century warehouse, The Leven opened its doors towards the end of last year—a stylish and sophisticated newcomer right by Manchester’s vibrant Canal Street.

All rooms feature oak parquet or timber floors, along with bespoke furniture and 100% natural mattresses. An on-site cafe serves up Leven own-brand coffee blend by day, before transitioning to creative and classic cocktails in the evening.


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40 Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3HW
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Mon 28 Feb 2022