After first opening in Edinburgh in 2013, Munich, Germany-based hotel group Motel One now has a total of 2,194 rooms, providing accommodation for guests looking for affordable luxury in the heart of some of the UK’s largest cities. The design of each hotel was inspired by the local area, as well as the design of the new 228-room motel, One Manchester St Street. St. Peter’s Square is no exception, with its literary themes carefully crafted. Inspired by the Manchester Central Library in front of the door, visitors step into the hotel and embark on a literary journey, a gallery of portraits of British authors, with antique books incorporated into wall surfaces, and the themes ending with book-shaped inspired furniture, including lamps and wallpaper.
The large arches in the bar and lounge, abstract bookshelves and room dividers with stained glass panels were inspired by the large windows of the Rylands library. The design features muted colours and contrasting floral and leather elements to help create a relaxed and functional space for travelers. A focal point of the space is an In-es.artdesign lamp lined with tea bags as a playful nod to the many cups of tea enjoyed in the lounge.
“After a challenging two years for the industry, it was great to see many visitors at Motel One and we are proud to open another new hotel in the UK,” said Stefan Lenze, Co-CEO of Motel One. “Each of our hotels is locally inspired, as well as Motel One St Street, Manchester. Peter Square is no exception. Our bar and lounge area is inspired by the 19th century John Rylands library. We look forward to inviting literature and design Enthusiasts sit back and relax with a good book or enjoy a local gin from our exclusive gin menu. We work with local designers wherever possible and thank the Property Alliance Group for their help in making this exciting Exciting new hotel coming to life.”
Each Motel One in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London has a unique interior style as the brand collaborates with local designers, artists and furniture makers to bring bespoke and local creativity to each lounge area. Motel One Lounge is designed to create inspiring and functional spaces for relaxation, relaxation and work, making it an ideal space for travelers and workers who need some co-working space. In addition to two other hotels in Manchester city centre (Piccadilly and Royal Exchange), Motel One Manchester-St. St Peter’s Square is an ideal base for exploring the city and its attractions, including the Neo-Gothic Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral and Chetham Library. After a busy day in the city, this new hotel welcomes you to a comfortable Manchester-style lounge with a cup of tea or a locally made spirit of your choice. The same attention to design and detail is shared throughout the 228 rooms, each with high-quality box spring beds, rain showers and reclining leather armchairs.
Each hotel has a unique but recognizable décor, so each hotel visit is different but with the same distinguishable qualities. Not only for travelers, locals can also enjoy Motel One’s trendy bar, where they can choose from a wide selection of spirits, a fine selection of wines and beers, and for gin lovers, there’s an option to focus on the local area The distillery’s selection of gins.
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