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Introducing LEVEN Manchester to the village

Introducing LEVEN Manchester to the village

Introducing LEVEN Manchester 

Live life at LEVEN, a new hotel opening November 2021 

Housed in a landmark early 20th century warehouse on the corner of Chorlton Street and Canal Street, LEVEN Manchester is a new hotel designed to be enjoyed on a guest’s own terms. LEVEN’s red brick walls and Crittall windows hold a rich history dating back to Manchester’s industrial past, including former uses first as a cotton warehouse, and more recently a brewery and comedy club. Following an extensive interior and exterior reimagining, the 33,000 sq f property will open for sof launch in November 2021 as a design-led, 42-key hotel. 

LEVEN is a brand new lifestyle hotel concept, and is a joint venture between Manchester-born entrepreneurs, brothers Joshua and Ben Senior, and industry innovators Wellbrook Hospitality. 

“At LEVEN, you can stay for a cofee, or stay for a cocktail. Stay for a day, or a year. We want to ofer a beautiful, flexible space for every need - it’s a hotel with freedom at it’s heart for both the modern traveller and the local crowd. We are super excited to be bringing this new player to Manchester’s flourishing hotel scene.” comments Timothy Griffin, Principal, Wellbrook Hospitality. 

“This project has a special place in my heart, as it’s such a prominent landmark building for the Village neighbourhood. I’m delighted to be working with the team at Wellbrook, whose veteran experience in the hospitality industry has been invaluable as we develop the LEVEN brand together. Manchester is buzzing right now, with many fantastic new businesses opening - it’s a brilliant time to be bringing a new hotel and a new hangout to the city.” adds Joshua Senior, LEVEN co-founder and CEO.

The rich industrial heritage of the building is immediately evident in its high ceilings, exposed brickwork and timber floors. Te lobby features a brass-topped bar with emerald green scalloped tiles, blackened steel ceiling-height units and statement lighting for a dramatic entrance. Tere’s plenty of space to hang out on comfy sofas in green velvet, and sof leather armchairs.

A walkway connects the lobby with a day-to-night lounge, perfect for work and play. A large canteen-style wooden table takes centre stage, geared towards co-working and socialising, and a corner sofa in turmeric velvet makes the ideal people-watching perch, sitting under three original artworks by artist Lillie Bernie.

LEVEN Manchester’s 42 keys comprise four thoughtfully-designed accommodation types: “Life Size” (standard bedroom), “Living Space” (one bedroom suite), “Living Large” (one bedroom duplex Penthouse suite), and “Living Te Dream” (two bedroom duplex Penthouse suite).

Every room and suite is unique, taking the historic roots and industrial bones of the building and merging it with sleek interior touches. All have oak parquet or timber floors, bespoke furniture, 100% natural mattresses by Naturalmat and Grown Alchemist bathroom amenities. Some feature high ceilings, exposed brickwork, and stand-alone bathtubs; others have full kitchens, designed like a wet bar with every appliance needed to cook up a storm (or for a private chef to do the culinary honours) housed behind slick cabinetry. 

In the Life Size and Living Space rooms, sof greys and blues are ofset by rich green velvet, leather and black marble furnishings, whilst the duplex Penthouses have a calming neutral colour palette throughout, and upper level bedrooms accessed by whimsical spiral staircases. 

LEVEN: To Eat & Drink 

Flat white with oat milk? Check. Negroni and a toastie? Check. Te Lobby and Lounge at LEVEN Manchester has whatever you fancy, whenever you fancy it. With a home from home vibe, it’s just the place for guests and locals to hang out with friends, or meet new ones - as well as find a quiet spot to work or get into a good book. 

Serving locally made breakfast pastries a day-to-night snacking menu and LEVEN ownblend cofee in collaboration with Origin, the Lobby and Lounge will also serve up house-made cocktails - all the classics, plus fresh new recipes and alcohol-free options. A series of local guest DJs will turn up the heat on the decks come evening. Guests can enjoy a bespoke in-room food and beverage service and complimentary house-made breakfast smoothies. Dining options include getting the best of Manchester restaurants delivered to your room or suite; fridge-fills stocked with treats and snacks prior to arrival; and private chefs bookable on request. 

Phase two of LEVEN Manchester’s launch will see a 1,700sq f cocktail bar and 4,000 sq f restaurant space open on the ground and basement levels - stay tuned for details! 

LEVEN: To Stay 

Toughtful touches help guests staying at LEVEN feel instantly at home. Free early check in and late check out makes travel easier. Rooms feature complimentary limited edition LEVEN socks to keep guest cozy in the rooms, or take home. Free fast wifi throughout makes life easy, and some rooms feature city or canal views. 

LEVEN: The Neighbourhood 

Centrally located at 40 Chorlton Street, alongside vibrant Canal Street, and a five minute walk from Piccadilly Station, LEVEN Manchester is perfectly placed to experience everything this dynamic, flourishing neighbourhood has to ofer. With its heady mix of bars, clubs, restaurants, independent stores, alfresco drinking and dining and a thriving LGBTQ+ community, the Village celebrates diversity and community spirit. Te rest of Manchester is on the doorstep, waiting to be explored. 

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Published: 11-Nov-2021 Top Stories

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