Gotham is presented as a plush hotel, with an exclusive club bar and a fabulous dining venue. It can be an escape, a multisensory experience and above all, a place to have fun.
Our old bank
Gotham is located at 100 King Street in the central conservation area and is housed in one of the city’s grandest, listed buildings - a former premises of Midland Bank. Standing at the head of King Street, proudly atop the hill amidst architectural nods to the Grecian and Baroque, Hotel Gotham draws inspiration from these surroundings and rises up as an imposing castle of stone and steel. Designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1928 in the Art Deco style of the time, is it any wonder it was referred to as ‘The King’? In terms of the architecture, the neoclassical design is unusual for Manchester. But we quite like that. We celebrate difference at Gotham.
Behind the scenes
Hotel Gotham naturally draws attention to itself. It hit the national news in 2010 when it was alleged that safe deposit boxes containing jewellery and gold, not to mention master tapes from Joy Division and New Order recording sessions, were found on the site. Gotham was always going to be unpredictable and make a statement. It was always going to be a unique experience, a spectacular destination, with a taste for the theatrical. This is why we wanted to bring it to the Manchester Stage. At Gotham we believe that luxury is as important as location and history. We believe style should complement substance, and we are not too taken by the idea of compromise. We don’t see Gotham as your average hotel. From day one it was always going to be special. As Foo Foo Lammar once said ‘If you’re a star, why not twinkle.’