Located in the heart of Manchester city centre, the building features Edwardian architecture from the 20th Century. It is currently under refurbishment, but will be transformed into a hotel which will offer a collection of 40 rooms, including two signature suites and a 3,500 square foot penthouse residence.
Having purchased the Grade II listed building six years ago, ex- Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs explained that their vision was to bring the building back to life, and said: “We knew the Stock Exchange well from when it was a restaurant but it was only when we viewed it in its entirety that we realised the extent of the history there.
“Most people familiar with the building will know of the domed ceiling above the old trading room floor, but there are many other original features that will not have been seen by many, such as fireplaces, vaults and stained glass windows. For us it was critical that this heritage was protected, and it now sits at the heart of what we hope will be an exciting new concept for Manchester.”
Speaking about the association with Relais and Châteaux, co-owner and GG Hospitality CEO, Winston Zahra, added: “We are honoured to be the first ever Relais and Châteaux member in Manchester and one of the first properties in the 50 year history of the fellowship to become a member before its doors open.
“This is a testament to all of the work the team has been doing behind the scenes. We have put a great amount of effort into ensuring the design for the property truly respects the history of the building.”