M.E.N First look: King Street Townhouse, a second city centre hotel from Manchester's Eclectic Hotels

With 40 bedrooms, luxurious event spaces, a sixth floor glass-fronted balcony and the city's first infinity spa pool, the King Street Townhouse is upping the game for Manchester's hotel industry.

Manchester hotelier Eclectic has given the M.E.N. exclusive access to its new King Street Townhouse property ahead of its opening - and these are the first pictures of the new 40 room hotel.

With five different styles of bedrooms, it is the largest in the Eclectic group - which also owns Great John Street boutique hotel, Didsbury House Hotel, and Eleven Didsbury Park, plus the On The 7th Members’ Club bar at MediaCityUK.

The building stands in the centre of Manchester’s Upper King Street Conservation Area, at 8-10 Booth Street, with views over Manchester town hall and north to Piccadilly.

On the ground floor next to the reception is the King Street Tavern bar - finished in dark wood, red leather, and a beehive-style tiled floor - plus a luxurious Tiffany’s Lounge tearoom, which continues up a spiral staircase onto a mezzanine level... Read More & see the pictures 

Original press release – 21st May 2014

Eclectic Hotels, owned by Eamonn and Sally O’Loughlin, currently operates a total of four destinations within Manchester and have a wealth of knowledge in respectfully converting historic buildings. The group currently comprises of Great John Street, the former Atherton street old school house, Didsbury House & Eleven Didsbury Park hotels, both previously Victorian Villas, and On the 7th members’ club at MediaCityUK.

The Grade II listed building, located on Booth street within the Upper King Street conservation area of Manchester will be home to Eclectic Hotels’ second city-centre hotel offering a luxurious and unique experience to its guests.
Facilities at King Street Townhouse will include: 40 bedrooms and suites | King Street Tavern (bar, restaurant and afternoon tea rooms) | Conferencing and event space for up to 150 people including south facing roof terrace | Residents gym | Spa treatment rooms | Infinity Spa pool | South facing roof lounge & Terrace for private hire
Amongst the most distinctive features to the new hotel will be a south facing rooftop infinity spa pool, with views of the spires and clock tower of Manchester’s iconic town hall.

About King Street Townhouse, Eamonn comments:
“We have worked closely with Manchester City Council and our design team to create a luxury townhouse hotel within the King Street conservation area. We are very grateful to the city’s planning department for their support and guidance. I remain heavily involved in the project on a daily basis to ensure the concept we have devised is made a reality and hopefully welcomed by the public”

Sally is responsible for the interior design of all Eclectic Hotel’s properties and although is reluctant to give away too many secrets has said:
“The design of King Street Townhouse will be distinctive and although our Eclectic style will be evident the new hotel will have its own identity just as the identity of Great John Street and our Didsbury hotels are so very different. King Street Townhouse is set to be both impressive and intimate in style”.

The renovation and fit-out works are expected to take approximately 15 months for opening in late summer 2015. 
Around 70 jobs will be created at King Street Townhouse. Recruitment for a general manager and senior team is now underway and applicants can send their CV to recruitment@kingstreettownhouse.co.uk.

For initial enquiries and liaison please contact: press@kingstreettownhouse.co.uk

Infinity spa pool - Monday 2nd March 2015

Work on the fifth venue in Eclectic Hotels’ portfolio is on going, with King Street Townhouse set to open in the summer 2015. As works progress we would like to keep you updated on what’s to come.
Attached is an image of the rooftop spa pool showing the views over Manchester Town Hall and the city beyond. As Manchester expands the luxury of space becomes limited, the atmosphere at ground level is electric. To have the opportunity to rise above the streets and take in the beauty of this vibrant city, experiencing the contrast of total relaxation and excitement, is one we consider to be aptly Eclectic.
Our infinity Spa pool is set to deliver just that, a sense of calm, beauty and peace over the hustle and bustle of the growing city below.

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