King Street Townhouse – A majestic addition to Manchester
Located in the Upper King Street conservation area of Manchester, King Street Townhouse is a brand new stylish and state-of-the-art hotel offering a luxurious stay for guests. Labelling itself as a ‘baby grand hotel’, the stunning property features 40 bedrooms, lavish event spaces and the King Street Tavern restaurant and bar.
Unveiled to the public in December 2015, the seven-storey building stands in the centre of Manchester’s Upper King Street Conservation Area, at 8-10 Booth Street, displaying views over Manchester town hall and north to Piccadilly. The infinity spa pool on the 7th floor and south facing roof terrace provides guests with the chance to see these exceptional views, whilst relaxing and socialising.
Boasting a sixth floor glass-fronted balcony and the city’s first infinity spa pool, King Street Townhouse is most definitely giving the other prime location hotels a run for their money. With five different styles of bedrooms, this hotel is the largest in the Eclectic group – which also owns the prestigious Great John Street boutique hotel, Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park, plus the On the 7th Members’ Club bar at MediaCityUK.
AEW Architects and ABC Construction collaborated in order to successfully deliver the conversion of the Grade ΙΙ listed building, working from July 2014 until the end of 2015. The project involved the refurbishment of 40 bedrooms, the tavern, conference areas, private event space for exclusive events; as well as the renovation of the terrace and residents spa.
In terms of the exterior, the original existing building remains the same, except for the stone which has been cleaned up to appear fresher – and a two storey roof extension, with glass curtain rain screen and cladding.
Furniture sourced from all around the world is integrated within the bedrooms, offering style and comfort, with bespoke pieces made by Sylvan and wooden flooring supplied by Havwoods.
The charming King Street Tavern restaurant and bar is situated on the ground floor next to the reception, presenting smart finishes such as classic Bentwood chairs and bar stools, red leather banquette seating and a beehive-style tiled floor – as well as a sumptuous Tiffany’s Lounge tearoom which continues up the spiral staircase onto a mezzanine level.
Manchester artwork is displayed through the Tavern and the afternoon tea lounge, with many pieces by local artists and some commissioned. Plush Mulberry fabrics and wallpapers adorn the space within the Tavern.
The Mezzanine Lounge provides guests with a homely space, with deep comfy sofas, huge armchairs and a fireplace display. Sat behind intriguing glass doors a wine display features King Street’s ‘black book wines’, a limited selection of wines on offer. The balcony overlooks the Tavern below, a secluded view with an amiable buzz at lunch and dinner times.
The cosy Afternoon Tea Lounge is the ideal spot for indulging in the English past time of afternoon tea, meeting over coffee or socialising in the evening with drinks. Leading off the Tavern, this delightful space is furnished with designer fabrics, ambience lighting and a selection of locally commissioned art.
Located on the first floor of the townhouse our work and social hubs are available as private hire for meetings, private dining and weddings. Both the Small Hub and Large Hub can be hired separately or combined with three sets of double doors connecting the two rooms.
A range of packages and dining options are available at King Street Townhouse, including a traditional ladies afternoon tea, a gentleman’s afternoon tea, Sunday lunch, the Tavern menu, private dining and wedding packages.
Sunday lunch allows the choice of two and three courses, with starters such as saffron velouté and homemade game terrine. Guests can indulge in mouth-watering mains such as roast sirloin beef or roast lamb, served with Yorkshire pudding, goose fat roasted potatoes, kale, cauliflower cheese, roasted roots and gravy. To end a delicious culinary journey, irresistible desserts include sticky gingerbread pudding and warm apricot frangipan tart.