Manchester’s newest design hotel, LEVEN Manchester, has now opened in the city’s vibrant Village neighbourhood.
The LEVEN brand is a joint venture between Manchester-born entrepreneurs, brothers Joshua and Ben Senior, and industry innovators Wellbrook Hospitality. The Manchester site is the first in a series of LEVEN hotels.
The hotel is housed in a landmark early 20th century warehouse. Formerly used as a cotton warehouse, and more recently a brewery and comedy club, the site has undergone an extensive interior and exterior reimagining to create a design-led, 42-key hotel.
The original two storey high loading dock of the former warehouse is now the impressive main hotel entrance. The design and construction team has worked with the original Victorian fabric of the building; exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and cast iron columns; and used modern materials and lighting to throw the retained industrial finishes into relief.
The lobby features a brass-topped bar with emerald green scalloped tiles, blackened steel ceiling-height units and statement lighting for a dramatic entrance. A walkway connects the lobby with a day-to-night lounge, perfect for work and play. A large canteen-style wooden table takes centre stage, geared towards co-working and socialising, and a corner sofa in turmeric velvet makes the ideal people-watching perch, sitting under original artworks by artist Lillie Bernie.
LEVEN Manchester’s 42 keys comprise four thoughtfully-designed accommodation types: “Life Size” (standard bedroom), “Living Space” (one bedroom suite), “Living Large” (one bedroom duplex Penthouse suite), and “Living The Dream” (two bedroom duplex Penthouse suite).
Every room and suite is unique, taking the historic roots and industrial bones of the building and merging it with sleek interior touches. All have oak parquet or timber floors, bespoke furniture, 100% natural mattresses by Naturalmat and Grown Alchemist bathroom amenities.
Phase two of LEVEN Manchester’s launch in Q2 2022 will see a 1,700 square foot subterranean cocktail bar with 6.5m high ceilings, and a stunning 4,000 square foot restaurant space open on the ground and basement levels.