Lux­ury ho­tel’s stock is ris­ing af­ter a month

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By ZARA WHE­LAN

A LUX­URY Manch­ester ho­tel that opened last month has al­ready been named as one of the best in the world.

The Stock Ex­change Ho­tel, which is set in the former trad­ing floor of the Manch­ester Stock Ex­change, has been named as one of the World’s Best New Lux­ury Ho­tels in 2019, it has been re­vealed.

Foot­ball le­gends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, along with hote­lier Win­ston Zahra, first ac­quired the ho­tel seven years ago and have since un­der­taken an ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion, be­fore open­ing last month un­der the man­age­ment of GG Hos­pi­tal­ity.

The lux­ury ho­tel has 40 rooms, in­clud­ing sig­na­ture suites and a huge top-floor res­i­dence.

The 3,500 square foot apart­ment is the crown­ing glory of the ho­tel, with three bed­rooms and its own enor­mous roof ter­race, plus its own pri­vate en­trance and its own gym, as well as cus­tom-built fur­ni­ture, 60-inch flat screen TVs, a fully fit­ted kitchen, en suite bath­rooms - and use of the ho­tel car, a Lexus RXL.

The former trad­ing floor, with its spec­tac­u­lar domed ceil­ing, is now home to Tom Ker­ridge’s restau­rant and bar The Bull & Bear, named af­ter stock mar­ket terms in a nod to the build­ing’s her­itage.

A spokesper­son for LTI – Lux­ury Travel In­tel­li­gence who com­piled the re­search – de­scribed the ho­tel as an ‘ex­cep­tional prop­erty,’ say­ing: “Manch­ester has be­come a mag­net for foot­ball fans and trav­ellers seek­ing ur­ban au­then­tic­ity.

“And now, right in the heart of this vi­brant city, is the new Stock Ex­change Ho­tel, metic­u­lously put to­gether by two of the city’s most re­spected foot­ball le­gends.

“With just 40 rooms and suites, plus a hot desti­na­tion restau­rant headed up by Tom Ker­ridge, this new prop­erty has al­ready be­come Manch­ester’s ul­ti­mate lux­ury bolt­hole.”

Com­ment­ing on the news, Stock Ex­change Ho­tel co-owner, Win­ston Zahra said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have been in­cluded as one of the World’s Best New Lux­ury Ho­tels 2019 by the re­searchers Lux­ury Travel In­tel­li­gence.

“Out of all of the amaz­ing ho­tels in the world, it is a true hon­our to be placed at num­ber 12 and be one of four UK ho­tels in the list.”

The Manch­ester ho­tel came 12th in a list of 15 lux­ury ho­tels across the globe. The num­ber one spot was taken by The Nau­tilus in the Mal­dives, a ho­tel with 26 beach and over­wa­ter ‘houses.’

The Stock Ex­change Ho­tel, which opened to the pub­lic on Novem­ber 15, sits in the heart of the city cen­tre, a short dis­tance from Mar­ket Street, Deans­gate and close to the restau­rants on King Street.

Ho­tel rooms start from £160 per night, with a stay in The House cost­ing around £1,750 per night depend­ing on the length of stay.

Manch­ester Stock Ex­change The top-floor apart­ment at the ho­tel

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