Projects / Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station
The Hotel Indigo Manchester embraces a fusion of two very different types of building – the historic existing Grade II listed building connected at each level to the new build 14 storey extension that incorporates a new restaurant operated by award winning Chef Andrew Green.
The refurbishment and extension has seen the launch of multiple new public spaces – lobby, reception, flexible lounge spaces, 187 guestrooms and Mamucium cafe, restaurant and bar.
The design sought to connect these two buildings by neither being traditional nor contemporary and there is a seamless flow between them. Drawing inspiration from Manchester’s Victorian and Industrial past the Hotel Indigo Manchester is indigenous to the local area so guests are well aware that they are staying at the gateway to the Northern Quarter.
The entrance reception is a stunning open atrium space filled with natural light. Bespoke lighting highlights the restored Victorian brickwork and architectural details within the atrium to create an impact for guests upon arrival.
The reception lobby features a flexible lounge space which can be used by guests for relaxing or by business users for meetings. The materials used throughout the public areas are representative of the design themes running throughout the hotel such as timber floors, aged leathers, industrial style feature lighting and tiled finishes.
The guestroom designs pay homage to Manchester’s past; Manchester’s cotton mill heritage is referenced in The Arkwright Rooms. The Press Rooms draw from Manchester’s literary and printing past and The Tea House Rooms celebrates the local areas numerous tea merchants which populated the city.
Mamucium Restaurant and Bar sits within the new tower section of the building so seeks to combine the traditional materials of the old building and fusing it with the modern architecture of the interior.