Manchester’s Stock Exchange first opened its doors in 1906, before making its final trade in 1979, later becoming a restaurant. Seven years in the making, this Edwardian jewel has now been meticulously restored as a 40-room five-star boutique hotel, encompassing signature suites, a penthouse apartment and event spaces.
It also boasts the Manchester debut of Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, who oversees The Bull & Bear dining room and private dining space The Bank.
“I was on the look out for a stand-alone building in Manchester that would suit a members club, similar to the likes of The Arts Club in London and I was made aware of the fact that the Stock Exchange was going up for sale,” says Gary.
“I knew the building well from eating in there many times when it was an Italian Restaurant and thought that it would be perfect for what I was thinking.” says Gary.
“But, being honest I got a bit weak at the knees on the concept in the end. Members clubs have never really worked in Manchester. As such, I decided to take it back to basics, a boutique hotel with a restaurant. It’s an unbelievable building.”