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    MINIVIEW: The Midland Hotel in Manchester’s £14m transformation

    The iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester recently unveiled a new look following a £14 million renovation. With hospitality starting to open up again in the UK, editor Hamish Kilburn took a cheeky peek inside…

    The Midland Manchester

    For years, with its raw and industrial charm, Manchester has attracted interest in the hotel development arena, which has resulted in new hotels such as The King Street Townhouse, Hotel Gotham and Hotel Brooklyn emerging on the city’s thriving hospitality landscape.

    Most recently, though, it was a renovation of an icon that caught my attention – The Midland Hotel will emerge from the pandemic with a new look and energy about her as she rises once more to be one of the leading hospitality establishments in the area.

    The £14m refurbishment, which was pieced together by interior design firm Sundara Design, features a complete transformation of all guestrooms and public areas.

    Image of luxury bed at The Midland Hotel

    Image credit: The Midland Hotel

    The most striking change, however, is to the hotel’s main foyer, which now features a brand new, split-level bar built on a raised platform in the heart of the hotel’s lobby, providing a spectacular space for both guests and locals to enjoy.

    The Midland Lobby

    Image credit: The Midland Hotel

    In addition to the public areas, the hotel’s 312 guestrooms have been sensitively renovated. Featuring a restful, neutral colour palette adorned with luxurious soft padded armchairs, plump cushions and glowing lamps; the new rooms will offer guests ultimate comfort and style.

    “The acquisition of The Midland hotel back in November 2018 marked the start of an extremely exciting chapter for Leonardo Hotels in the UK,” commented Jason Carruthers, Managing Director of Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland. “The £14m investment allows us to make our own mark on this iconic Manchester property, whilst maintaining the hotel’s renowned grandeur. We’re very happy with how the refurbishment is progressing and look forward to welcoming guests, old and new to experience the stylish new surrounding of The Midland from June onwards.”

    The refurbishment follows the full rebrand of the award-winning on-site spa which transitioned into Rena Spa at The Midland in November last year. The new spa offers a wonderful selection of specialist treatments, all using renowned French beauty brand, Caudalie, and Rena Spa at The Midland is particularly proud to offer a range of Wellness by Germaine De Cappuccini treatments specially designed for those who have or are recovering from cancer.

    Main image credit: The Midland Hotel

    Hamish Kilburn / 22.04.2021


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