MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—SH Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open its award-winning Treehouse Hotel in Manchester, the brand’s second U.K. location, in 2023. Treehouse Hotel Manchester, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, is being developed in partnership with Property Alliance Group and will mark the first phase of a £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance Hotel on Deansgate.
Treehouse Hotels celebrates the joy of youth, of freedom, of fun, of dreams, and friends, real and imaginary. In a Treehouse you leave the everyday and enter a world of your own imagination. The wondrous, childhood feeling of climbing into a treehouse and making up your own rules. The hotel is being designed in collaboration with U.K.-based 93ft to restore the building, incorporating an organic aesthetic to create a comfortable oasis and playful rooms encouraging its guests to relax and enjoy.
“I’m really excited to launch our second Treehouse Hotel in the U.K. Manchester is as much a destination for travelers as a gathering place for its energetic local community. Our Treehouse will introduce a new execution of fun and witty and provide an imaginative hospitality experience. As a sustainable brand, we will reuse and repurpose the existing building. We are thrilled to set roots in the city of Manchester,” said Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht.
True to the mission of its sister brand 1 Hotels, Treehouse Hotels is rooted in sustainability. Treehouse Hotel Manchester will bring new life to the building, incorporating energy and carbon savings along with extensive use of reclaimed and recycled materials in the construction of the building and furniture. The hotel will promote biophilia through the introduction of roof gardens, living green walls and a kitchen garden harvesting rainwater, with honey produced by the hotel’s own rooftop apiary. The building façade will also feature local artists’ murals as an homage to the city and community.
The City of Manchester
Located in the lively city center, close to Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the Manchester Arena, the hotel will bring fun, adventure, escapism and contemporary design to guests and the local community alike.
Guests will enter the 216-room hotel beneath a treehouse canopy and be drawn down a path with an abundance of dappled light and the natural scent of pitch pine, reminiscent of entering a secret forest. Thoughtful design details allow travelers to share ideas, stories, and connect with the local community including hopscotch carpets; stepping-stones in lift lobbies; custom-designed space hoppers in the hotel gym, and an invitation for visitors to carve their stories into a central living wooden art piece that will grow over time.
Dining & Stargazing
Treehouse Hotel Manchester will introduce a number of unique new dining experiences to the area, including a top floor restaurant and bar with uninterrupted views of the city, and a crowning rooftop venue.