Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Forty-Seven is a boutique hotel, courtesy of Kro Hospitality, which also owns Asha’s, the much-loved Indian restaurant. You’ll find both in same building, the Grade-II listed Lancashire House, a former shipping warehouse on Peter Street in the centre of Manchester. No prizes for guessing the street number.

Forty-Seven is geared towards intelligent luxury, with rooms carefully designed to offer the perfect night’s sleep. The design scheme features rich patterns and textures that play into the rich architectural heritage of the building.

Forty-Seven is set in the heart of the city, providing guests with all the vital city elements within a stone’s throw, such as theatres, nightlife, shops and great places to eat and drink.

There are 32 bedrooms – including 13 suites within a range of one and two-bedroom duplexes and signature suites. Each high-end bedroom and suite has been created with sleep and relaxation in mind. From design to decoration, the spaces have been crafted as the ideal environment for getting the best possible night’s sleep – think ‘Forty-Seven’ winks rather than forty.

Indeed, the hotel has appointed its very own ‘Sleep Fixer’, whose every waking moment (or thereabouts) is dedicated to making sure each guest has an exquisite sleeping experience.

This means a comforting colour palette across the walls and ceilings, secondary-glazed windows, blackout blinds and curtains, premium linens and vegan bedding sweep beds that are dressed with a range of pillows. There’s even a luxury pillow menu, so guests can select the perfect support for their personal snoozing preferences.

Along with carefully-considered room acoustics, Bluetooth speakers are available to play sleep podcasts and white noise, while mood lighting helps create the ideal ambience. In the bathrooms, guests will find naturally calming fragrances, nourishing body care and skin-softening moisturisers from L’Occitane.

Hungry? Downstairs, the excellent and often adventurous Asha’s Restaurant champions authentic Indian food and culinary innovation. On the lower ground, there’s The Peterman, the hotel cocktail lounge. Here, guests can kick back and sip hand-crafted signature cocktails, inspired by some of Manchester’s most-loved locations.

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