Edwardian Hotels London, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned hotel groups, and Radisson Hotel Group, have announced the relaunch of their Manchester property as The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel, following a multi-million-pound renovation.
The hotel is the third in the UK to join Radisson Collection, a unique compilation of Radisson Hotel Group’s premium lifestyle properties, set in prestigious locations. The Edwardian Manchester, housed within the city’s iconic Grade II-listed Free Trade Hall, reflects the energy, confidence and progressive spirit of the neighbourhood.
The Free Trade Hall played an integral role in the UK’s history and has long been an important spot for those visiting and living in Manchester. From the political; the Free Trade Hall was constructed in 1853–56 on St Peter’s Fields, the site of the Peterloo Massacre, to the cultural; a range of iconic names have either performed or spoken at the property, from Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill to the Sex Pistols – the hotel embodies a sense of community and union.
“This is a substantial milestone for Edwardian Hotels London and for Manchester, with the property being recognised as our second Radisson Collection hotel,” says Jasminder Singh OBE, Chairman and CEO of Edwardian Hotels London. “It is testament to the team’s world-class service and Manchester’s significant role in the UK’s business and hospitality sectors. The Edwardian Manchester joins The May Fair Hotel as a Radisson Collection property, further cementing our long-standing strategic partnership with Radisson Hotel Group.”
Radisson Collection celebrates each member hotel having a different look and feel, whilst adhering to the highest standards. In Manchester, the 263-key hotel combines modern design influence with the classic heritage of the Free Trade Hall. Its renovation has covered the entire ground and lower-ground floors – from a grand entrance lobby and concept bar and restaurants to the awe-inspiring spa and fitness centre, as well as extending throughout the guestrooms and suites plus a series of meeting spaces.
Federico J. González-Tejera, President & CEO of Radisson Hospitality AB, adds: “Expanding the Radisson Collection brand in the UK is a great achievement. The ambition of Radisson Collection is to offer our guests iconic hotels around the world that provide an exceptional experience, while reflecting the individual character of each location. The historic and cultural significance of The Edwardian Manchester makes it the ideal addition to the collection, and celebrates our successful partnership with Edwardian Hotels London.”
Defined by its sweeping, uninterrupted floor plan, the spa at The Edwardian Manchester connects guests whilst maintaining the sensation of privacy through a state-of-the-art gym, urban subterranean swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms and atmospheric treatment areas.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s food and beverage concepts include an award-winning contemporary Japanese and Mexican small plates restaurant, Peter Street Kitchen – named ‘Best Luxury Restaurant’ in the UK at the 2019 British Restaurant Awards – and The Library curated by Assouline, which offers an impressive à la carte menu alongside afternoon tea.