Hotel Gotham stands tall at the head of King Street. Surrounded by some of Manchester’s most iconic architecture, the stunning hotel is housed in one of the city’s most grand and listed buildings; a former premise of Midland Bank. Slightly imposing and well, a tad dramatic, the building has towered above Manchester since its build in 1928, when it was known as ‘The King’ and famed for its notoriously unusual neoclassical style.
Equally shrouded in mystery and history, and with a penchant for drawing attention to itself, Hotel Gotham hit the national news in 2010 when it was alleged that safe boxes had been discovered onsite, not only containing priceless jewellery and gold, but also master tapes from Joy Division and New Order recording sessions.
The Hotel Gotham as we know it first opened its decadent doors in April 2015, and has since gone on to win a raft of awards, as well as welcoming a stellar guestlist, including Paloma Faith, Jennifer Hudson and Simon Cowell. With sixty luxurious rooms, the hotel has retained several nods to its banking past, with an exclusive rooftop bar and private members club, Club Brass (with a northern ‘a’, be sure to rhyme with ‘cash’) and a sixth-floor restaurant, Honey (rhymes with…’money’), Hotel Gotham oozes opulence but prides itself on good-old Mancunian authenticity.
To celebrate their third birthday, VIP guests (including select city press and Coronation Street stars, Mollie Winnard, Alexandra Mardell and Bhavna Limbachia) were invited to sip champagne on the rooftop bar, while taking in stunning panoramic views of Manchester. A roaring success, we indulged in a night of live saxophone music, and caught wind of a little Gotham gossip which the hotel can’t wait to share with the rest of the city.
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