Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

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An historic staple of Oxford Street, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is one of Manchester’s most beautiful buildings, with its Victorian design and distinctive clocktower an iconic landmark on Manchester’s skyline.

The Grade II listed building dates back to 1890, when it first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. It now houses 270 loft-style bedrooms, including 11 suites, which make use of the stunning, double and triple-height ceilings and period features. Glazed bricks, tiles and faience, stained glass and carved wooden staircases meet contemporary fittings and interiors, including a three-metre-tall bronze horse by artist Sophie Dickens, which sits in the lobby.

Guests here will enjoy a truly memorable experience. From check-in to check-out, every interaction is warm yet fluff-free, making this Manchester hotel a draw for international travellers and locals alike. And they don’t have to go far to find some of Manchester’s finest bars and eateries, the closest being the hotel’s own – The Refuge, which matches the luxury feel of the hotel like for like. Huge arches and marbled tiles feature heavily, with spectacular features everywhere, from the 30ft granite bar to glorious stained-glass windows and towering pillars. You can read our full review of the food and drink on offer at The Refuge here.

Suite No. 51 at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.

Back to the hotel, its latest addition is the opulent Suite No.51, which offers the ultimate VIP experience. Nestled within the original architectural style of Eclectic Baroque, the suite was originally the Director’s office. Now, it’s a sanctuary of sophistication and comfort, which sets a new standard when it comes to luxury stays in Manchester. Suite No.51 offers up to three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a large open plan sitting and dining room with custom made furniture, a marble dining table and stunning views of Manchester’s architecture.

Suite No. 51 at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.

Those staying in No.51 will enjoy access to a dedicated Kimpton Clocktower ambassador, an in-room check-in, turndown service and complimentary bar and airport shuttle service. You can also customise your experience with your favourite flowers from the Clocktower Florist and specific spirits, liquors and soft drinks. Huge TV’s in each bedroom as well as the lounge, plus a PS5 and Project T1 record player (with your choice of records delivered via hotel’s Music Concierge service) help make this suite a home from home. And that’s to make no mention of the walk-in wardrobe and dressing room including a range of Dyson hair styling tools and accessories, a luxury bathroom with underfloor heating, free-standing bathtub, double vanity stations and wireless music system.

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