Gary Neville announces November opening date for exclusive hotel
Stock Exchange Hotel, one of Manchester’s most eagerly anticipated hotels, will be opening on November 15, as a member of Relais & Châteaux.
The former Stock Exchange building, located in the heart of Manchester, is a striking example of Edwardian architecture from the 20th Century and is currently being transformed into an hotel which will offer a collection of 40 rooms, including two signature suites and a stunning 3,500 sq ft penthouse residence.
Room prices start from £160, suites from £320 and signature suites from £650 per night.
All rates are variable depending on demand and seasonality in the city. The three-bedroom penthouse residence, The House, starts from £1,750 per night and will be priced depending on the length of stay.
The food and beverage operation within the hotel will be overseen by chef Tom Kerridge.
Co-owned by former Manchester United stars Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and hotelier Winston Zahra, the boutique property is set to open as a member of global hotel and restaurant fellowship, Relais & Châteaux and will be managed and operated by Manchester based GG Hospitality.
Having purchased the Grade II-listed building six years ago, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs explained that their vision was to bring the building back to life: “We knew the Stock Exchange well from when it was a restaurant but it was only when we viewed it in its entirety that we realised the extent of the history there.
“Most people familiar with the building will know of the domed ceiling above the old trading room floor, but there are many other original features that will not have been seen by many, such as fireplaces, vaults and stained glass windows.
“For us it was critical that this heritage was protected, and it now sits at the heart of what we hope will be an exciting new concept for Manchester.”
Speaking about the association with Relais & Châteaux, co-owner and GG Hospitality chief executive Winston Zahra said: “We are honoured to be the first ever Relais & Châteaux member in Manchester and one of the first properties in the 65-year history of the fellowship to become a member before its doors open.
“This is testament to all of the work the team has been doing behind the scenes. We have put a great amount of effort into ensuring the design for the property truly respects the history of the building.”
He added: “The values and foundations of Relais & Châteaux to protect and defend local arts of living are are reflected in every detail of our offering and we are committed to preserving an important part of Manchester’s heritage, while offering quality service in an exceptional setting.”
Philippe Gombert, president of Relais & Châteaux, said: “We are very happy to count Stock Exchange Hotel as a member of our family and to be able to accompany them in the opening of this beautiful house.
“I am deeply convinced that Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Winston Zahra will revive Stock Exchange and its history in a remarkable way.
“This is a perfect example of what Relais & Châteaux is: properties anchored in their region, ambassadors of their heritage, but also passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.”
The hotel’s interiors have been designed by internationally-renowned design studio Autoban.
Their bespoke design – a subtle arrangement of a light palette of colours, combined with luxurious materials, original marble, brass, glass and woodwork – ensures guests will experience spaces deeply rooted in the history and heart of the city, crafted around the remarkable stories of the building.