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Form and Function: The Art Of The Modern Boutique Hotel

If modern art is divisive then there are few words for the reaction that modern architecture can inspire because by anyone’s standards, it’s an exciting time for art and design.

Whether you love or hate the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Renzo Piano, post-war the collaborations between form and function have scaled new heights and produced some of the most creative and important structures of the modern age.

Bespoke Hotels - Andersen Boutique Hotel
Andersen Boutique Hotel Copenhagen

They have also inspired generations of people in their field, and as a result the line between art and architecture has become blurred, interior and exterior have become fluid, and surely the result is some of the most thrilling and democratic art around, because whether you are on the outside looking in or the inside looking out, it’s art that we can all interactive with and enjoy.

Nowhere has this become more evident or important than the hotel industry, especially in the boutique hotel sector. As a place defined by standards, service and experience, design has taken precedent as the mood influencer, the holiday inspiration and the purveyor of interesting social media content. After all, few things make for a better Instagram photo than a beautifully orchestrated library, a cantilevered swimming pool overlooking a city or carefully chosen textiles hinting at an offbeat sense of humour.

Bespoke Hotels - Andersen Boutique Hotel Lobby
Andersen Boutique Hotel Lobby

Perhaps one of the best examples of contemporary design and interesting architecture is the Andersen Boutique Hotel in Copenhagen. Denmark’s capital city is a hub of character, quirks and contemporary intrigue, so it’s fitting that the hotel follows suit.

This boutique hotel is decorated with textiles and wallpapers from the Designers Guild and boldly showcases a vibrant colour scheme. Everything from the lighting to the carefully selected magazines has been choreographed to fit and enhance the urban buzz and inspiring atmosphere that surrounds it.

Meanwhile the likes of our newly opened boutique hotel – Gotham Hotel in Manchester fuse a historic exterior with the sleekest and sexiest of interiors, to prove that really great design is a fluid, evolving, ongoing process that embraces both the past and the future in a way that we can enjoy it in the present.

If you look at it that way, where we are now with modern design isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s an incredibly exciting experience for us all and I can’t help but wonder where it will take us next…

Everyone’s talking about Hotel Gotham

Can you feel it? The buzz, the palpable hum of excitement? I am not hiding my excitement about the opening of Hotel Gotham, Manchester’s newest five star hotel, at all well. But I’m not the only one.

Hotel Gotham Manchester Bedroom
Hotel Gotham Manchester Bedroom

In the weeks preceding the hotel’s opening last month, local and national press have been equally effervescent about it, with its 1930s interiors that have brought the 80 year old building and former bank back to life. Manchester Evening News enthused over the “swanky private members bar”, “stunning views across the city” and the “playful nods to that banking past” with gold ingot toiletry displays and moneybag-style laundry bags.

Hotel Gotham Manchester Bar
Hotel Gotham Manchester Bar

Much love has also been expressed for the video that’s shown to guests at the Hotel Gotham, which gives Manchester a New York twist. It shows the city’s glamorous side and features landmarks such as the central library, the big wheel and China Town, all epitomizing the hotel’s tagline “Manhattan comes to Manchester”.

Manchester is seeing an increasing number of people visiting for weekend getaways, exploring all the history and culture it has to offer, and as the doors swung open at Hotel Gotham, it can now claim its title as the second five star hotel in the city, although no other can stake a claim to the accolade of ‘Europe’s sexiest hotel’. Perhaps if they too channeled their inner Gatsby then they would get that sensual feeling. Hotel Gotham Manchester

While we have waxed lyrical about the hotel’s history and the narrative surrounding it however, it is the service unlike any other that’s really getting our hearts pumping. Only guests with a reservation either at the hotel or in the restaurant are allowed in because the name of the game here is privacy and luxury.

Rooms range from £150 per night to £1,000 per night for an inner sanctum room, especially good for those with a hidden desire to be Batman and have an utterly clandestine break. On which note, the hotel’s name does come from the comic book antihero’s home town and a nod to his secretive nature comes in the form of bat shaped ‘do not disturb’ signs on the bedroom doors.

Hotel Gotham Bedroom
Hotel Gotham Bedroom

Of course there’s more to talk about, and no doubt we will, but for now the anticipation is over and it’s time to celebrate a summer with serious sex appeal…

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Naughty Has Never Been Nicer at this New Boutique Hotel

Christian Grey may well have been the naughtiest name on everybody’s lips last month, but those of us looking for something seriously scandalous are getting our knickers in a twist for the new boutique hotel in Manchester –  Hotel Gotham.

Having opened it’s newly-refurbished doors on 7th April 2015, the hotel team has one mission: “to make it the sexiest hotel in Europe”, and my goodness have they achieved that!

Hotel Gotham Manchester boutique hotel suite
Hotel Gotham Suite

The listed art deco building in the centre of Manchester was once a bank, and has retained a number of its original features designed by Edwin Lutyens, which have been recognised as architectural marvels. However, those same features have been offset by some spectacular innovation, such as the double height space for a feature staircase between the 6th and 7th floors as well as a rooftop bar and club.

As with any story that has real sex appeal, renovations were preceded by a healthy dose of scandal in 2010 when it was alleged that safe deposit boxes containing jewellery and master tapes from Joy Division were found on the site. Since then however, it’s been less about rock star rumours and more about five star glamour.

Hotel Gotham Manchester boutique hotel
Hotel Gotham Bedroom

Retaining its original charm, this boutique hotel still has the enviable elegance of art deco at its finest, but polished and teased into a destination fit for the 21st century. It boasts seductive slate hues, shocks of bright colour when you least expect it and quirky details scattered throughout to make you giggle with utter delight.

If Rennie Mackintosh was making a 21st century comeback, this would be his masterpiece. If Gatsby had hosted a party in Manchester he would have thrown it here. And if Jordan Belfort had really wanted to blow a fortune in style then he would have called Hotel Gotham.

Hotel Gotham Manchester boutique hotel night skySomeone recently asked us if Hotel Gotham is an interior renovation project… five floors, 60 rooms and four inner sanctum suites? Sure there’s been some interior renovations, but this isn’t the kind of magic an interior designer can create. This is about history, architecture, style, vision, architecture and location.

It isn’t just a boutique hotel, it’s a treat that’s definitely worth waiting for… and the wait is finally over!

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.