Housed in a landmark early 20th century warehouse on the corner of Chorlton Street and Canal Street, LEVEN Manchester is a new hotel designed to be enjoyed on a guest’s own terms.
The property’s red brick walls and Crittall windows hold a rich history dating back to Manchester’s industrial past, including former uses first as a cotton warehouse, and more recently a brewery and comedy club. Following an extensive interior and exterior reimagining, the 33,000 square foot property will open for soft launch in October 2021 as a design-led, 42-key hotel.
LEVEN is a brand new lifestyle hotel concept, and is a joint venture between Manchester-born entrepreneurs, brothers Joshua and Ben Senior, and industry innovators Wellbrook Hospitality.
“At LEVEN, you can stay for a coffee, or stay for a cocktail,” comments Timothy Griffin, Principal, Wellbrook Hospitality. “Stay for a day, or a year. We want to offer a beautiful, flexible space for every need – it’s a hotel with freedom at it’s heart for both the modern traveller and the local crowd. We are super excited to be bringing this new player to Manchester’s flourishing hotel scene.”
“This project has a special place in my heart, as it’s such a prominent landmark building for the Village neighbourhood,” adds Joshua Senior, LEVEN co-founder and CEO. “I’m delighted to be working with the team at Wellbrook, whose veteran experience in the hospitality industry has been invaluable as we develop the LEVEN brand together. Manchester is buzzing right now, with many fantastic new businesses opening – it’s a brilliant time to be bringing a new hotel and a new hangout to the city.”
The rich industrial heritage of the building is immediately evident in its high ceilings, exposed brickwork and timber floors. The lobby features a brass-topped bar with emerald green scalloped tiles, blackened steel ceiling-height units and statement lighting for a dramatic entrance. There’s plenty of space to hang out on comfy sofas in green velvet, and soft leather armchairs.
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 three original artworks by artist Lillie Bernie.
The Lobby and Lounge at LEVEN Manchester has a home from home vibe, serving up breakfast pastries, house-made cocktails, and playing hose to a series of guest DJs come evening.
Guests can enjoy a bespoke in-room food and beverage service and complimentary house-made breakfast smoothies. Dining options include getting the best of Manchester restaurants delivered to your room or suite; fridge-fills stocked with treats and snacks prior to arrival; and private chefs bookable on request.