SH Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open a Treehouse hotel in Manchester, the brand’s second UK location, in 2023.

Treehouse Hotel Manchester, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, is being developed in partnership with Property Alliance Group. It will mark the first phase of a £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance hotel on Deansgate which is due to be knocked down.

The playful Treehouse brand aims to “appeal to the youthful spirit in all of us”. For example, the new site will have hopscotch carpets, stepping stones in lift lobbies and space hoppers in the gym.

The property will have a top floor restaurant and bar like its London sister site, and a roof garden and apiary. The focus on sustainability, using reclaimed and recycled materials in the construction of the building and furniture.

Starwood Capital Group chairman and chief executive Sternlicht said: “I’m really excited to launch our second Treehouse hotel in the UK. Manchester is as much a destination for travellers 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.”


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