The new Stock Exchange Hotel resides in the former home of the historic Manchester Stock Exchange and will launch on November 15, with interiors designed by internationally acclaimed design studio Autoban. Autoban has outfitted the entire luxury boutique hotel, with 40 guest rooms, including two signature suites, a private penthouse and a restaurant by Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge.
Project Name: The Stock Exchange Hotel
Studio Name: Autoban
The iconic structure is a grade II listed 20th century Edwardian building that was originally constructed in 1904 and housed Manchester Stock Exchange between 1906 and 1979, and is thus a historically and culturally significant space for the city.
Autoban’s design builds upon the Edwardian heritage and Baroque style of the original space through a synthesis of the classic lines of the building and new contemporary forms. The remarkable memories of this once symbolic institution are revived through carefully considered layers and custom furnishings, creating a unique and timeless space.
Known for offering unique experiences with spaces firmly rooted in cultural, social and geographic narratives, Autoban has reimagined the interiors in a light palette of colors, incorporating original marble, brass, glass and woodwork.
The 40 bespoke guestrooms feature sumptuous but refined interiors with soft and muted tones, exquisitely crafted custom furnishings, and tactile materials carefully layered to create a harmony of textures. Handpicked bespoke items from Autoban’s signature collection have been customized for the space and bring an intimate feel to the rooms, such as the addition of Autoban’s iconic Nest chair, Union Sofa, Throne chair and a new collection of beds.
The signature 1906 and Boardroom suites boast plush interiors and are located in the most historically significant and architecturally preserved parts of the building – the original stock exchange boardroom. The 1,700 square foot Boardroom suite exudes luxury, with original features such as marble pillars, stained-glass windows, an ornamental marble fireplace and wooden panelling. The design reflects the grand past of the space and touches of glamour have been added with gold and brass accents and custom furnishings. Complementing layers of textures in the carpeting, upholstery and wall-papers bring further warmth to the elegant space.
At the top of the building lies the 3,724 square foot penthouse, also known as the House, with three bedrooms and an open-plan living room and dining area. The House has been decked out in bespoke fittings and furniture, and features a rooftop terrace and panoramic views of the city.
Finally, the vast trading floor on the entrance level of the hotel houses the Bull & Bear restaurant by Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge. The room lies under the intricate domed ceiling, and was redesigned to honour the legacy of the grand space. The room has been re-laid in marble and oak, and a deep emerald green highlights the handsome historical mouldings with banquettes and seating upholstered in a corresponding butter-soft green leather.