For those looking for the perfect city break, location and comfort are key. With three hotels offering affordable luxury in the heart of Manchester, Motel One is the perfect choice for those looking to explore Manchester at the weekend.
Combining stylish interiors and little luxuries perfectly tailored to each location, Motel One is the destination for those looking to sit back and relax with a locally sourced gin after a busy day in the city.
Each Motel One hotel is designed to be reflective of the local area so that guests can fully immerse themselves in the area. Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange is representative of
‘Cottonopolis’ as Manchester is known, while Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly celebrates the city’s widely recognised music scene and symbolic worker bee, and the recently opened Motel One Manchester–St. Peter’s Square is a nod to the city’s literary history. For hotel guests and city-dwellers alike, Motel One’s stylish bars are fully stocked with a wide range of high-quality drinks including an exclusive gin menu with a selection of gins hand-picked from regional distilleries and specially-selected wine and beer – perfect for those looking to get a taste of Manchester.
Unique yet recognisable décor can be found in each of the hotels. Motel One is passionate about the communities and cities in which it operates, and works with local designers, artists and furniture makers to bring bespoke and local inspiration to each of its lounge areas, in what’s known as the ‘neighbourhood story’. Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange is nestled in the heart of Manchester and reflects the history of The Royal Exchange, capturing the essence of “Cottonopolis” where cotton products were made and sold in local markets, with a faux-industrial design throughout the hotel.
From the minute you walk through the door and are greeted with a printed linen wall, “Cottonopolis” is all around. The hotel entrance area is dominated by six-metre high round steel arches and a wall of printed cloth with a wall installation entitled “Cottonopolis” by British paper artist Andy Singleton, composed entirely of shapes cast by innumerable single thread as the main eye-catcher and foretaste of the theme. The furniture in the reception area, manufactured
by Baxter, were inspired by the gentle shape of cotton.
Other artworks by Singleton are visible throughout the hotel, including a 3D paper wall installation demonstrating the process of transforming cotton into finished yarn. Eye-catching
hanging lamps by Alturo Alvarez are found throughout the hotel, imitating tufts of cotton floating complemented by spools of thread and spinning machines – demonstrating Motel One’s
exquisitely subtle yet powerful attention to detail. In addition to the captivating décor of the hotel, Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange is perfectly situated for theatre-goers, found directly opposite the Royal Exchange Theatre. The location is a delight for shoppers too, situated only a stone’s throw from the Manchester Arndale – one of Manchester’s biggest shopping centres.
Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly
For music-lovers, Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly commemorates Manchester as the birthplace of music, with interiors adorned with famous Manchester bands and artists including
Oasis, Stone Roses and The Smiths. Club chairs by Varier and a seating cluster by Living Divani perfectly complement the vinyl records and electric guitars at the bar, making guests feel
like exclusive backstage VIPs.
Creating a buzz in the hotel is the symbol of Manchester – the working bee. Golden hanging lamps resembling bees adorn the hotel while images and the colour yellow flow throughout.
For city-goers, Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly is nestled in the heart of the city, just a one minute walk from Piccadilly Station, perfect for those travelling by train or looking for easy connections to Manchester Airport. For music lovers, Motel One Manchester–Piccadilly is the ideal base from which to explore Manchester’s nightlife and unusual gig venues.
Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square
For a quintessentially British weekend, look no further than the recently opened Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square, launching in spring 2022. Perfect for those exploring the city, the St. Peter’s Square tram stop makes sure the hotel has great transport connections. The design of the new 330-room Motel One Manchester-St. Peter’s Square is a nod to the
literary history of Manchester. With Manchester Central Library on the doorstep, visitors carry on the literary journey as they step into the hotel – with its portrait gallery of English authors,
antique books integrated into the surface of the wall, the theme is finished off with book-shaped inspired furnishings including lamps and wallpaper. The bar and lounge, with their large arches, abstract bookshelves, and room dividers with inset panes of stained glass, are inspired by the large windows of the Rylands Library. With muted colours and contrasting floral and leather elements, the design helps create both a relaxing and workable space for travellers. A focal point of the space is an In-es.artdesign lamp, which is lined with tea bags as a playful nod to the many cups of tea that will be enjoyed in the lounge.
All of the spacious Motel One bedrooms are fully equipped with top of the range box-spring beds and bed linen made of 100% Egyptian cotton for that home away from home feeling. With
Artemide lights and a flatscreen TV in your room, guests will feel immersed in luxury. The bedroom en-suites feel like a guest’s private spa, with Dornbracht bathroom fittings, Hansgrohe
raindance showers, complete with fluffy towels for that luxury hotel feel.
For guests and locals alike, Manchester Motel One lounges and communal workspaces are designed to create an intimate and functional environment that caters for the changing tastes of modern travellers looking for leisure, relaxation and work. These spaces are equipped with 24/7 coffee, free Wi-Fi and designer furniture, to provide the perfect environment to catch up on business or allow guests to sit back and relax. Some of the Motel One hotels also have meeting rooms that guests can book for meetings that require more privacy.
Motel One is committed to the environment, helping make the world a better place by using sustainable materials and furniture, as well as offering guests a healthy breakfast and eco-
friendly toiletries. Recognising the importance of renewable energy, Motel One has gradually switched to green electricity, with 100% of their electric power coming from renewable sources including hydropower, solar or wind energy, allowing guests to indulge in sustainable luxury. A growing number of Motel One hotel buildings have been awarded sustainability certificates including Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly and Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange certified as BREEAM Very Good.
Stefan Lenze, Co-CEO at Motel One, said: “Motel One provides affordable luxury to guests across Europe, and since launching our first UK hotel in 2013 we’ve gone from strength to
strength. “We aim to give our guests a fantastic experience with every visit, and this is credit to our team and the talented designers that we work with across our portfolio.”