Another huge new luxury hotel has opened in Manchester, leaving its own mark on the ever-changing city skyline.
The sprawling red-brick Maldron Hotel is part of the booming developments on Charles Street near Oxford Road, and features an unusual ‘stepped’ design.
Greenery grows on each of the “steps” of the building, as well as on the roof itself, while inside there are 278 rooms spread over 15 floors of the newly built hotel.
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It’s only the second Maldron hotel in England, having launched in Newcastle city center last year, but there are big plans to expand the brand across the UK, with a second Maldron already in operation. development course on Chapel Street in Salford.
So what can customers expect? Well, the Maldron is a 4 star hotel with a playful design, very much geared towards leisure stays and party groups like bachelor and bachelorette parties.
There’s a large public bar and restaurant downstairs, with quirky artwork and colorful seating, as well as its own café, the Red Bean Roastery, where locals and guests can pop in for drinks. freshly roasted cups.
The Grain and Grill restaurant offers all-day dining, while the hotel’s breakfast will be health-focused, with the promise of “lots of fresh fruit and gluten-free options” – and grilling machines will even be dedicated specifically to different types of bread. like white, brown and gluten free.
The hotel is a sister property to the Clayton Hotel group, which opened its first city center hotel on a huge Portland Street site in January, becoming the third-largest hotel in Manchester with 329 rooms.
Like The Clayton, the vast majority of hotels in Maldron will offer ‘double single’ as standard – with one double bed and one single bed meaning you can sleep three people.
There are also 14 accessible rooms, 20 executive doubles and 63 deluxe doubles, all of which feature artwork inspired by modern Manc landmarks – you might be lucky enough to have a mural of the trams above your bed, Salford Quays, or maybe even the Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford.
Room prices start from £75 per night, rising to £275 per night.
There has been huge interest in the hotel’s launch, with the opening weekend almost fully booked and strong bookings already for the weekends through summer.
The general manager of the hotel is Carl Davies who is launching the new Manchester Maldron following the launch of the Newcastle hotel in 2018.
He said: “It’s great to get into a part of the city that’s undergoing so much regeneration at the moment.
“Here on Charles Street we are the premier cafe, so there has been a lot of interest from local residents coming in for their coffee fix or evening drink.
“We are directly opposite the new Vita Living apartments with 1,000 new residents and 600 student apartments next door and we are already seeing local residents arriving.
“But we’re also known as a very leisure-focused brand, so it’s great to see party groups as well as holidaymakers enjoying their weekends – our aim is to appeal to everyone.”
The hotel also has two meeting rooms on the first floor as well as a small fitness room.
Soaring 17 floors, the upper floors of the hotel also offer incredible views over Manchester – looking out to the rear at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and beyond to the Hilton Tower on Deansgate.
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