FIRST LOOK: Inside Manchester's New 'Jenga' Hotel

Interiors of CAPITAL&CENTRIC's new eye-catching development have been unveiled...

By Manchester's Finest | 10 November 2020

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Set on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Adair Street, close to Islington Wharf, CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s new 275-bedroom hotel is certainly set to get people talking when it is completed in 2022.

The 4 star hotel will be operated by Leonardo Hotels and has been designed by Stephenson Studio. It has been praised for its ambitious and eye-catching ‘jenga’ design, having won the President’s Award at the Manchester Society of Architects awards.

Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric said: “The hotel is going to be surrounded by greenery, with planters adorning the sides of the building and spilling out onto a new public square with tons of plants and trees. This theme runs throughout the interiors with a feeling of nature creating a chilled out space.

“The building’s got such an iconic design inside and out that will really set the tone for the emerging Piccadilly East neighbourhood and draw people into the area.”

This week has seen them appoint Manchester interior design studio NoChintz to fit the Leonardo-branded hotel out – and so that means that we get to have a look at what it’s going to look like inside!

NoChintz have taken cues from the architectural design of the ‘Jenga’ exterior, with themes of “positive and negative, relief and recess, and solid and void, reference textile punch cards, artists Josef and Anni Albers, and Jenga.”

“The interior scheme also weaves a wellness centric approach through every detail, contrasting tones and textures with raw base layers and soft, organic overlays.”

“Our goal is to create a memorable customer journey with strong touchpoints and sensory considerations at every step. It is designing with purpose,” she added.

The hotel is also set to feature a restaurant, café bar and terrace on the ground floor – connected to a brand new public square.