Motel One opens third hotel in Manchester

Hotel group Motel One has announced its expansion in the UK with the opening of a third ‘affordable luxury’ hotel in Manchester St Peters Square, bringing its UK portfolio up to eight…

Motel One Manchester St Peters Square guestroom with books

After first opening its doors in Edinburgh in 2013, the hotel group Motel One, headquartered in Munich Germany, now have a total of 2,194 rooms accommodating guests looking for affordable luxury in the heart of some of the UK’s biggest cities. Each hotel is inspired by its local area, and the design of the new 228 guestroom Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square is no different, with its expertly crafted literary theme. Taking its cue from the  Manchester Central Library right on the doorstep, visitors carry on the literary journey as they step into the hotel with its portrait gallery of English authors, antique books integrated into the surface of the wall, the theme is finished off with book-shaped inspired furnishings including lamps and wallpaper.

books as lights and authors on the wall at the Motel One Manchester St Peters Square

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The bar and lounge, with their large arches, abstract bookshelves, and room dividers with inset panes of stained glass, are inspired by the large windows of the Rylands Library. With muted colours and contrasting floral and leather elements, the design helps create both a relaxing and workable space for travellers. A focal point of the space is an In-es.artdesign lamp, which is lined with tea bags as a playful nod to the many cups of tea that will be enjoyed in the lounge.

the bar and lounge in Motel One Manchester St Peters Square references local library design

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“After a challenging two years for the industry it’s great to see many visitors at Motel One and we’re proud to be in a position to be opening another new hotel in the UK,” said Stefan Lenze, Co-CEO at Motel One. “Each of our hotels is inspired by the local area, and Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square is no different. Our bar and lounge area is inspired by the 19th-century John Rylands Library. We look forward to inviting literary and design lovers to sit back and relax with a good book or enjoy a local gin tonic from our exclusive gin menu. We’ve worked with local designers where possible and would like to thank Property Alliance Group for their help to bring this exciting new hotel to life.”

guestroom in blue and white with literary references on the wall

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Each Motel One hotel in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London has a unique interior style, as the brand works with local designers, artists and furniture makers to bring bespoke and local creativity to each of its lounge areas. Motel One lounges are designed to create inspiring and functional spaces for leisure, relaxation and work, making them ideal spaces for travellers and those working on the go in need of some co-working space. Alongside the two other Manchester city centre hotels (Piccadilly and Royal Exchange), Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square is the perfect base for exploring the city and its attractions, including the neo-Gothic Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral, and Chetham’s Library. After a busy day in the city, the new hotel welcomes you into the cosy, Manchester-inspired lounge for a cup of tea or locally-crafted spirit of your choice. The same attention to design and detail has been given to the 228 guestrooms, and each is equipped with a high-quality box-spring bed, rain dance shower and reclining leather armchair.

cosy lounge area of Motel One in Manchester combining books and cocktails

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Unique yet recognisable décor can be found throughout each of the hotels so that each hotel visit is different, but with the same distinguishable quality. Not just for travellers, locals can enjoy Motel One’s stylish bars, where they can choose from an extensive range of spirits, specially selected wine and beer and, for gin-lovers, an exclusive menu of hand-picked gins focused on regional distilleries.

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