Manchester’s ‘King of King Street’ to be transformed into Europe’s ‘sexiest hotel’

The former Midland Bank HQ dubbed the ‘King of King Street’ is to be turned into a new five-star hotel next year.

Gotham Hotel will open its doors in April, bringing the Grade II listed building’s interior up to scratch with an art deco redesign – creating 100 full and part-time jobs in the process.

Bespoke Hotels website claims it will be ‘a fun, witty destination and a little bit naughty. We want it to be the sexiest hotel in Europe’.

The luxurious update of Edwin Lutyens’ renowned architecture is marketing itself as a classy combination of a hotel, a restaurant and a rooftop members-only club.

Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels, said: “Hotel Gotham is really taking shape now. 

“The construction team at Marshall’s and our design partners at Squid-Inc. are on track to deliver an exceptional and glamorous hotel, in a beautiful historic building. 

“We can feel the excitement bubbling.”

Amongst the 60 bedrooms designed across seven floors, four rooms will be dedicated to exclusive inner sanctum suites focused on personal and private space, complete with their own gardens.

In honour and celebration of the building there will also be a prohibition era themed bar and an art deco style running throughout the décor – serving as a nod to the period in which it was both designed and built.

The 100 King Street site is the latest development to come out of Bespoke Hotels Company with plans to place the hotel in the cosmopolitan heart of the city surrounded by designer boutiques such as Armani, Mulberry and Whistles.

The building is never far from national news and in 2010 it hit the headlines after it was reported that a number of safe deposit boxes apparently belonging to Joy Division and New Order contained master tapes, gold and jewellery.

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