We are really proud of our heritage here at Hotel Indigo – Manchester Victoria and it definitely shows throughout our hotel. From the moment you walk in you can sense the history of this beautiful building. Originally built between 1865 and 1875, our grade II listed building and its surrounding neighbourhood have evolved massively throughout the years, and we believe the story of our hotel lies within this history. Originating from an old Victorian tea warehouse to then home of the first guardian newspaper, we have stayed true to what the building has represented in the past in many ways. As you step through the glass-covered original courtyard, you’ll be captivated by the eclectic design featuring contrasting textures, time periods, styles and colours. From traditional iron railings and exposed brick walls to bespoke prints and soft furnishings, our hotel is the perfect combination of old and new; a true reflection of our neighbourhood, especially within our 187 rooms.
If you’re checking into a Press Room expect to be transported back to the peak of the literacy and printing era with touches of industrial textiles and fun Manchester quotes. Our press rooms feature many memories from this period including industrial machinery used in traditional book bindings to the original letterpress construction, a true reflection of the prior occupancy this building once had.
If a Tea Room is what you fancy, you will be situated within the original listed building and all of our Tea Rooms are inspired by Manchester’s staple diet during the Victoria Period – tea. As the original building was constructed to be a tea warehouse we couldn’t think of a more suitable theme for these rooms. You will find elements of timber, brass and china detail throughout and wait until you check out the bathrooms – exquisite.
There are many pioneers established from Manchester, one of the most iconic is the king of cottonopolis – Richard Arkwright. It was only fitting to theme some of our rooms after this legend as his first steam-powered cotton mill was one block from our front door! Our Arkwright rooms pay homage to Arkwright with a mix of raw materials such as cotton, alongside rich green velvets and timber. Expect for a cozy yet elegant room with a ton of history.
So, if you’re visiting Manchester and want an authentic stay with a touch of real Manc history, Hotel Indigo – Manchester Victoria is where you need to stay. Let us know what your favourite room is after your next stay via TripAdvisor – we love to hear your own stories!