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Hotel Gotham: A New Bespoke Chic Hotel

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Hotel Gotham

 

For many people, looking for and choosing the most modern, glamorous and chic hotel across the UK is a delight well worth saving time for. Whether you travel occasionally or regularly, you undoubtedly desire the most stylish hotel in your chosen destination. From 2015, that might just prove to be the Hotel Gotham, located in the heart of Manchester’s stunning King Street.

Chic Hotels Reflect Their Clientele

If you’re traveling to Manchester and want a hip and trendy hotel, you’ll soon never have to settle for less than you expect. The coolest and sexiest hotels around the world have been specifically designed to attract a clientele that feels at home in an exclusive residence, whether on a small or large scale.

For some people, the blend of style and fashion is an essential ingredient for their choice of  chic hotel accommodation. You expect the highest of standards, not just in terms of the service from employees, but also the design of the hotel, all the way down to the quality of the sheets and pillow cases in your room. Just as you wouldn’t expect to find bland white pillowcases, you’d equally anticipate a blend of fellow visitors that are dressed for the occasion.

The latest Bespoke chic hotel will rise above one of Manchester’s premium shopping streets from its home in one of the city’s grandest listed buildings – the former Midlank Bank headquarters designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Of the 60 bedrooms in Bespoke’s chic Hotel Gotham, four will be inner sanctum suites complete with their own gardens. There will also be a restaurant, and a prohibition style bar and rooftop members only club.

The Art Deco building features carvings by local sculptor John Ashton Floyd, and is affectionately known amongst locals as the ‘King of King Street‘, due to its grandeur, size and palatial design.

The Bespoke Hotel Gotham will utilise and reinvigorate the character of this majestic building and present it to the people of Manchester as a hotel they can be truly proud of.

The Decoration of a chic hotel is Important

You’ll immediately see the amount of effort put into decorating the bedrooms, as well as the common areas like the lounge, restaurants and bars, where the design and amenities far outstrip those of run-of-the-mill, ordinary hotels.

Location is Important

hotel-gotham-manchesterMany chic hotels are located in areas close to trendy shopping and entertainment districts, so that while you enjoy relaxing in your boutique surroundings you can also take comfort in the knowledge that an extra special purchase is right on your doorstep. Bespoke’s Hotel Gotham will be no exception. The property will be fully refurbished as a luxury, 5-star hotel in the heart of Manchester’s affluent shopping district, where boutiques such as Hermès, Whistles, Emporio Armani, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Thomas Pink, and Reiss are all just a stone’s throw away.
And if you find the sheer weight of choices overwhelming, have no doubt that staff will be on hand to recommend the trendiest boutiques and most glamorous stores.

There are many chic hotels across the UK which specialise in providing you with a glamorous je ne sais quoi, but there’s a particular sense of style that you will only enjoy at the Hotel Gotham and other luxurious city centre Bespoke properties. Just click here to discover and learn more about the current range of Bespoke’s hip, trendy and chic hotels that the new Hotel Gotham will sit proudly amidst from 2015.

Why and How to use your Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

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Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

Using a hotel loyalty card during peak travel periods is often easier than trying to book a flight with miles during that time – most hotels will make any open room available so your odds of finding a great place to stay are high, especially with a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card.

Every reward scheme is a bit different. Deciding which one is right for you begins with understanding where you travel and the types of hotels you stay at. Then you can move on to the fun part of deciding which benefits are most important to you.

Hotel loyalty programmes are a complex world to navigate. There are so many to choose from with different levels of membership and widely variable qualifying stays. Not to mention those paired up with credit cards that offer even more ways to earn points for future visits. Not so with a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card.  It couldn’t be easier as you don’t need points to qualify!

Travellers book a hotel room based on two factors: price and location. Of course there are those that would choose amenities over price any day, or those who are willing to drive a bit further to their destination to save money. But using a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card gives you the best of both worlds.

Customers just show their card when booking a room or a meal with a particular property. Then you can qualify for special offers, upgrades, or dicounts off meals and other facilities. Hotel loyalty programmes now rank fourth in terms of factors determining where people stay when booking a hotel. That’s exactly why Bespoke have launched their Privilege Card.

What Makes the Bespoke Hotel Privilege Card effective?.

The Bespoke Privilege card works in two ways. Firstly, it entitles the bearer to receive special offers and promotions exclusive to cardholders, which can then be redeemed at participating hotels. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it grants the cardholder a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) on arrival, as well as 10% off pre-booked food when dining at the property.

Simply put, you can’t escape the benefits! You don’t need to apply for the promotions or fill in countless forms. You can simply show up at reception and enjoy a little extra red carpet treatment. Unlike other reward schemes, there’s no claims involved. It’s all ready and waiting for you.

The Bespoke Privilege card.

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Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

In other words, as a member, you’ll join an exclusive club. You’ll be entitled to automatic discounts and upgrades, be first to know about Bespoke offers, and be sent offers exclusive to our Bespoke Privilege Card holders.

Check out our eclectic portfolio of hip hotels, chic boutiques, homely haunts and honest inns. As a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card holder you’ll receive exclusive offers and discounts from Bespoke, as well as its individual properties.

How do I use my Bespoke Privilege Card?

Simply quote your Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card membership number when making a booking or reservation at any participating Bespoke Hotel to ensure you receive the appropriate benefits.  It’s so simple! Why not join the Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card scheme NOW by clicking here.

High time to visit Blooming Gardens near Bespoke Luxury Hotels

It is now August; the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar and traditionally the warmest time of the year. Although the Met Office didn’t forecast one, a heatwave duly arrived in mid July (along with a certain baby).
The UK has experienced everything from delightfully warm summers (with the occasional hot one thrown in), to cold soggy ones, though in recent years we have experienced the temperature certainly seems to be rising. Last year may have been the wettest summer for quite some time, but whatever the weather it’s always a great time to visit some of the UK’s best gardens, in and around Bespoke luxury hotels.

Whether you are looking to go to Scotland, the Cotswolds, or East Anglia you can be sure to find a beautiful garden to visit nearby. What’s more, if you choose a Bespoke break in one of their luxury hotels this summer you’ll be able to find a hotel near to one.

One always hopes that the weather will be fine for the summer solstice, at least warm enough to sit out until the last rays of the sun drop behind the trees and over the horizon without shivering to death in the process.

Over the last few weeks we’ve each been fortunate enough to spend some evenings enjoying the sun, but you could have been lounging in the garden of your favourite Bespoke luxury hotel, dreaming of warmth and long, hot days. After all, we’d hate to return to winter without having at least spent a few evenings in the garden with a glass of wine to stave off the impending chill.

It’s good to know that gardens are almost planted up for the summer months. I say ‘almost’ as there are always corners that could do with a few more plants to complete the image. A garden consists of a backbone of hardy plants that carry it through the seasons, but during the summer months a garden gets some ‘oomph’, and the illusion that it actually ‘is’, at least a thousand miles further south of where it actually is.

And where better to visit this summer than Bespoke luxury hotels with stunning gardens? In Scotland there’s Stonefield Castle, set in 60 acres of beautiful woodland gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and just two miles from the idyllic fishing village of Tarbert, one of the most attractive villages on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. And if that’s not enough then why not also visit Gleddoch House Golf Hotel & Spa, itself only 19 miles from Glasgow but set in a vast 360 acres with spectacular views over the River Clyde, Ben Lomond and the rolling Renfrewshire hills.

If something a little southern is more up your street, then it doesn’t get much better than the Cotswold House Hotel & Spa. The gateway to discovering everything that is glorious about the Cotswolds region of England with a wealth of historic houses and gardens, a superb choice of independent shops and many of England’s prettiest villages.

If that’s still not southern enough then there’s always The Suffolk Golf & Spa Hotel on the outskirts of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, in easy reach of a wealth of glorious gardens and the rich countryside of East Anglia.
We all deserve some really mild weather – I say mild as consistent heat may be asking a wee bit too much of the British – especially for visiting the glorious gardens of the UK. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are living on an island floating off the coast of Europe at fairly high latitude.

So make your choice and book your Summer luxury hotels break here. But don’t hang about, or you’ll soon find the blooms have all but disappeared!

Want a Luxury Hotel then Treat Yourself Like a King and Stay In a Bespoke Castle

When it comes to castles, no other building is quite so steeped in history. Once occupied by the elite in the land, many have since found new lives welcoming the rest of us mere mortals inside their high walls. Savvy travellers can now enjoy sumptuous suites, grand views and fantastic dining spaces once reserved exclusively for the aristocracy. If you’ve ever dreamed of peering out from a lofty turret or gazing across a grand moat, now’s the time to channel your inner princess or knight in shining armour and book a stay at one of Bespoke’s former castles turned luxury hotels.

Popular castles in Great Britain may have been built hundreds of years ago, but some can be over 1,000 years old. A lucky few people still live in castles, others get married in them and some like the ones below have been transformed into luxury hotels.

What is a castle?

Castles can be described as fortified structures, predominantly built in Europe and the Middle East. The earliest ones were occupied by royal families and ruling officials throughout the middle ages.

The fortification element is vital to any castle and explains why so many are associated with the curtain walls and arrow slits that grace postcards and innumerable blockbuster films.

The Normans in particular were expert castle builders, especially after the programme of construction ordered by William the Conqueror following the famed battles of 1066. At this time, the UK saw a great deal of castle building, beginning across Southern England and ultimately growing to cover the entirety of Great Britain.

William I used stone to build enormous castles which became spectacular residences for the various Lords of the Manor and their families, with enough soldiers and supplies thrown in to defend themselves from attack.

Finding that they were significantly outnumbered during the period, the Normans placed great emphasis on the use of castles as an effective means of preventing and suppressing any uprisings from the local population.

A good place to visit and live?

The very earliest of the castles were simple wooden buildings, constructed on the tops of hills in order to gain a vantage point and ensure it was possible to see oncoming enemies. In line with this siege mentality, these early castles contained everything a person could need to survive inside their walls for months on end.

It was only after the Normans felt that they had controlled the British people that they took the time to replace the wooden buildings with large stone entities, which are easily recognisable today.

The castles provided a great place for people to live, especially against the increasingly better-armed invading forces. Plus, as many builders created a wide and deep moat all around the property, with just a drawbridge providing access to the inside, it prevented any attackers from easily gaining access.

The Bespoke Castles

Massive stone walls and historic baronial bedrooms are tucked away in some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes. These are the ideal sports for history lovers, sitting high above landscapes of olive groves and forests. Exuding a strong sense of Scotland’s past within their fortified walls, each one has its own unique spin and character.

For example, Stonefield Castle is a superb example of Scottish baronial architecture. Built in 1837, it retains many of its original furnishings, with wood panelling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces all on show.

Beyond its internal splendour, Stonefield Castle is set in 60 acres of woodland gardens by the shores of Loch Fyne, with 32 individual en suite bedrooms complete with views over the garden and waters. It is just two miles from the idyllic fishing village of Tarbert, one of the most attractive places to visit on the Mull of Kintyre peninsula.

Meanwhile, Tulloch Castle dates back to the 12th century, with a rich history allied to its ever changing fortunes. Nowadays, it’s a magnificent luxury hotel, perfectly equipped to welcome both leisure and business travellers.

As with Stonfield Castle, Tulloch retains many of its period features, including the 250-year old panelled Great Hall and painstakingly restored original fireplaces and ceilings.

In days of old, only the local laird or the chief of the regional clan would have been able to set foot inside a Scottish highland castle. Today, Tulloch Castle has 20 en suite bedrooms, each with their own unique character and charm for all to experience.

This summer, why not take a break at one of Bespoke’s castles where luxury hotel facilities meet ancient, historic charm. Check out the latest deals here.