Paul Burrell gives royal seal of approval to Manchester’s newest hotel during glitzy launch night in Ancoats

Manchester’s newest hotel just opened its doors – and it’s already received the royal seal of approval.

Princess Diana’s butler Paul Burrell was amongst those celebrating the launch of the AC Hotel in Ancoats on Thursday.

The 60-year-old – who was also a friend and confidante of the People’s Princess –was in attendance alongside beauties from the local modelling agency Nemesis.

Paul’s smiling face more than suggested he was impressed with the stunning venue which is set to welcome guests from all around the world.

HAPPY: Paul looked very pleased with the stunning building in Ancoats

John Licence, a vice president at AC by Marriott, has said it is the city’s ‘strong cultural heritage’ which attracted the brand to Manchester.

He explained: “With its strong cultural heritage and design credentials, Manchester is a great match for the AC by Marriott brand.

“The hotel provides guests with all the essentials they need – and nothing they don’t – creating a seamless, tranquil and frictionless experience, whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.”

MODELS: The launch was full of picture-perfect faces from Nemesis

The hotel’s 172 bedrooms – which include 30 deluxe doubles and 35 family rooms – incorporate neutral colour palettes ranging from deep grey to elegant creams, creating a modern sense of space inspired by the brand’s European heritage.

Combining elements of Manchester’s Industrial past with contemporary European design to create a modern yet comfortable look and feel, the AC Lounge allows guests to co-work by day, and relax with friends by night.

This is the brand’s second property in the city alongside AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays.

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