New hotel for Manchester
Manchester is to get a new hotel The four star Malmaison is set to open on 1 February close to Deansgate, the mile long thoroughfare that runs between the cathedral and Beetham Tower. Many of its 70 rooms and suites will offer views to the neogothic Albert Square and the magnificent Town Hall, with its grand staircases, mosaics celebrating “King Cotton”, and its busts and statues of local notables such as scientists John Dalton and James Joule, anti Corn Law campaigners Richard Cobden and John Bright, and conductor Sir John Barbirolli, who helped keep the city’s Hallé Orchestra alive in 1943, when most of its younger musicians were in the forces. Interiors at the Malmaison Deansgate Manchester will themselves reflect the city’s industrial and artistic past. The prpert will have two restaurants, one with a bar and terrace at rooftop level. Prices will start at £120, room only, and £152.20 for bed and breakfast.