Dragonfly completes on £1.7m fit-out out project for Vita Group

CitySuites ground floor

Interior construction specialists Dragonfly has completed on a £1.7m furnishing project on a luxury aparthotel in Manchester on behalf of developer Vita Group.

CitySuites II is scheduled to open its doors to members of the public later this month with a soft launch. The prestigious development consists of 142 luxury apartments, as well as spa facilities, a pool and a gym, a brasserie and meeting rooms.

Working alongside the contracts team at luxury furniture and lighting retailer Nest, Middleton-based design consultancy Dragonfly was appointed to oversee the full specification development and furnishing of the impressive venue.

Delivering a comprehensive, turnkey solution on behalf of developers Vita Group, the year-long project involved an initial period of design and furniture workshops, followed by a 16-week procurement period and 12 weeks delivery and install.

With the accommodation ranging from studio through to three-bedroom apartments, the new development is aimed at people travelling for both business and pleasure.

Tess McKenna, from Dragonfly, which specialises in space planning, 3D design, furniture selection, construction and technology integration, said: “The CitySuites aparthotels are a game changer for the Manchester hospitality scene.

“The high end luxury finishes, the self-contained apartments with fully fitted kitchens, and the complementary facilities and services are attractive to people travelling for both business and leisure purposes, and for people looking to stay just a few nights or longer.

“We were delighted to be appointed by Vita to oversee this development and to be trusted with such a significant furnishing brief.”

Tess added: “A huge amount of time has gone into choosing every last detail of the design of these apartments – from the linen to the furniture and light fixtures and fittings, right through to the teaspoons in the fully fitted kitchens.”

Based on New Kings Head Yard in Embankment West, CitySuites II is located close to Manchester Cathedral and designer stores such as Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. It is the second CitySuites facility to open in the city.

Luxury furniture retailer Nest’s contracts team was appointed by Dragonfly to supply statement furniture for the scheme, including solid oak, marble and steel lounge tables,