|The Lowry Hotel|
|Owner||Westmont Hospitality Group|
|Management||Westmont Hospitality Group|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Consarc Design Architects |
|Number of rooms||165|
|Number of suites||7|
|Number of restaurants||1|
The Lowry Hotel is located by the River Irwell in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The five star hotel is named after the artist L. S. Lowry, and although is within the boundaries of the City of Salford, it is promoted as "The Lowry Hotel, Manchester". When the hotel first opened Marco Pierre White was the overseeing chef of The River Room Restaurant.
The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
The hotel was owned by The Rocco Forte Collection, the company of Sir Rocco Forte, son of the late hotel magnate Baron Charles Forte. But in November 2016, the hotel was put up for sale, two years after being acquired by Westmont Hospitality Group and Mount Kellett Capital Management in a deal estimated to be worth £40m.
In a statement on behalf of the Lowry Hotel, commercial property service, CBRE Group, said: “CBRE has been instructed as Sole Selling Agent to secure a purchaser for The Lowry Hotel Manchester on behalf of the owners, an affiliate of Westmont Hospitality Group. The 165 bedroom, iconic five-star Manchester Hotel has undergone an extensive renovation and rebranding since its acquisition in August 2014. The hotel continues to outperform the market after a record year in 2016.”
The Lowry Hotel structure is a reinforced concrete frame on continuous flight auger piles constructed on a brown field site adjacent to the River Irwell. The external façades are glazed with rain screen cladding hung from the frame. Public and service areas are situated on the two lower floors, with the conference centre accessible through a second entrance. Riverside Suites and the Presidential Suite are situated on the floors above.
The bedroom areas from the third to eighth floors include Riverside Suites, 70 m2 (750 sq ft), and a Presidential Suite, 145 m2 (1,560 sq ft), all in a light and contemporary design. The loft-like rooms are furnished with coffee tables, seating, walk-in wardrobe and large king size beds. Furthermore, all bedrooms are equipped with two phone lines, voice messaging, dataport, interactive satellite TV, mini bar, safe, portable professional hairdryer, trouser press and additional storage space. The Deluxe City View bedrooms are 35 m2 (380 sq ft) in size with 2 m (6.6 ft) wide beds. They are fitted with the 'Olga Chair', a spacious working desk and an ergonomically designed desk chair. The Presidential Suite is also called the Charles Forte Suite, a nod to its past as a property of the Forte Group.
- Williams named as world's best, sportinglife.com, dated 27 November 2013.