Stock Exchange set for November opening

Manchester’s keenly-awaited Stock Exchange Hotel is to open on 15 November as a member of Relais & Châteaux, a global network of independently-owned and operated luxury hotels.

The grade two-listed Norfolk Street building was acquired by  Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs six years ago, with redevelopment being consented in 2015. The building, formerly owned by developer MCR, is currently undergoing redevelopment into a hotel with 40 rooms and a 3,500 sq ft penthouse residence. The food and drink operation is to be run by chef Tom Kerridge, as announced at the start of June.

Neville and Giggs are working with hotelier and co-owner Winston Zahra on the project. The hotel will be managed and operated by Manchester-based GG Hospitality, which lists the former Manchester United teammates as two of its four directors. Following its closure as a stock exchange, the building housed Stock restaurant.

Neville said: “We knew the Stock Exchange well from when it was a restaurant but it was only when we viewed it in its entirety that we realised the extent of the history there.

“Most people familiar with the building will know of the domed ceiling above the old trading room floor, but there are many other original features that will not have been seen by many, such as fireplaces, vaults and stained glass windows. For us it was critical that this heritage was protected, and it now sits at the heart of what we hope will be an exciting new concept for Manchester.”

Zahra said: “We are honoured to be the first ever Relais & Châteaux member in Manchester and one of the first properties in the 65-year history of the fellowship to become a member before its doors open. This is testament to all of the work the team has been doing behind the scenes. We have put a great amount of effort into ensuring the design for the property truly respects the history of the building.”

Stock Exchange Hotel The Boardroom Entrance

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Neville should stick to managing the Lionesses instead of being a part-time developer. He was a fantastic footballer but look at what he’s done in the centre of manchester. You wouldn’t ask him to play in midfield or in defence, his gift was goals – NOT building things!!!

By Global Warming

Manchester is really a not very nice place to stay, but these CGs looks beautiful so hopefully it’ll provide a little [O]asis of calm just yard from Market Street

By Glory

@Global Warming – wrong Neville

By Bradford

@Global Warming -Wrong Neville and he hasn’t built anything else in central Manchester yet – clueless

By Bob

Didn’t he play in goal? He always seemed to be handling the ball?

By Offside.

Lovely building.

By Man on bicycle

Let be honest most people hate this just because Neville is involved. I’ve seen much worse developments in the city than this one with on where near as many negative comments.

By Anonymous

@GlobalWarming… you’ve had a shocker there! you should stick to whatever it is you do well rather than adding comments to pages you clearly know absolutely nothing about. The CGI’s look great – excited to see this in the flesh.

By manc

This looks ace.

As for Manchester not being a nice place to stay… it’s my favourite! Best scene outside of London by miles. Tonnes of hotels to choose from these days.

By T-Rex

A lovely building, let’s be honest the interior looks a bit Cheshire Housewives / footballer bling but I suppose that’s the market they’re aiming for?

By Paul Smith

Global Warming you clearly know little about property development and even less about football.

By Anonymous

@Paul Smith clearly you don’t know the building, as most of the details on the visuals are part of the existing interior! I think the interior design complements the existing stone walls and floors very well.

By MancLass

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