Manchester has long been a cultural and creative focus of the United Kingdom. Whether you are seeking the cosmopolitan, the creative or merely a crazy night out you’ll find it in spades in the city that Jeanette Winterson described as “... at once untamed and unmetropolitan; at the same time, connected and worldly.”
Located in the very heart of the city, exciting newcomer to the scene Hotel Brooklyn can be found a mere 450 yards from Canal Street. This 189 room boutique hotel has been beautifully designed, combining a feeling of warm welcome with flashes of a typical New York neighbourhood lining up alongside creative flourishes, unique furniture and facilities for every need.
Opened in February 2020, the hotel interiors were curated by renowned industry specialists The Squid Inc. As with sister hotel The Gotham, The Squid Inc team worked hard to highlight and enhance the original character of the building while adding distinctive touches along the way. Inherent to this was the imaginative use of original lighting solutions; the creative theme of “Brooklyn” required every detail to be iconic as well as enduring.
The original 1227 wall lights have been added to all 189 bedrooms in the hotel and were chosen for the instantly recognisable silhouette and distinctive features such as the classic braided flex and brass detailing.
Speaking from The Squid Inc, Interior Designer Oliver Redfern said “From the first stages of the design process, we were keen to find a British brand that could provide heritage with creativity and - crucially - who understood our aims. Anglepoise certainly didn’t disappoint. From the moment we received the first sample, the sense of quality meant we knew we had the right fitting.”
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