Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Suite Dreams at the Grand Hotel Gotham ; 'There's Certainly No Doubting the Attention to Detail That Has Gone into Bringing This Venue to Life'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Suite Dreams at the Grand Hotel Gotham ; 'There's Certainly No Doubting the Attention to Detail That Has Gone into Bringing This Venue to Life'

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ONE thousand pounds could buy you a lot of things - a family holiday to a sun-soaked beach resort, an entire summer fashion collection, even a second-hand car.

And it can also now buy you a night at one of the top suites at Hotel Gotham, Manchester's newest five-star hotel which opened earlier this month.

Is it worth that kind of money? Well, there's certainly no doubting the attention to detail that has gone into bringing this new Art Deco-themed venue to life in the former bank building at the top of King Street.

From the moment you walk through the gold and black detailed door, and greeted by a retro bellboy, you know this is not your average hotel.

Sadly, the lift that whisks you up to the main reception on the sixth floor is a tad average - and cramped - and is the only one of the two lifts working when we visit, which we put down to opening glitches.

But once you walk into the main reception the feeling of grandeur resumes.

We are greeted with the suggestion of a "welcome cocktail" - a small glass of daily punch prepared by bar staff.

We then get a short tour of the hotel's restaurant, Honey, on the same floor, and up into Club Brass on the seventh floor.

The club is for private members only - although if you are a guest at the hotel you also gain access during your stay.

We make the most of this, and the sunny weather, by enjoying cocktails on the 7th floor terrace with its stunning views across the city centre rooftops.

Then it's time to head down to our suite - all Pounds 1,000 of it.

All of the suites are named after Manchester icons, and we walk past the Burgess, the Sumner and the Lamar on the way to our room - the Harden, which is also known by hotel staff as the bank manager's suite, a nod to the building's past once again.

The room is most defi-nitely a showstopper - with a huge steel bath at its centre, plush blackand-white carpets and a king-size bed with large furry throw. …

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