Barry Sternlicht's Treehouse brand to open second UK site in Manchester

06 May 2021 by
Barry Sternlicht's Treehouse brand to open second UK site in Manchester

SH Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open a Treehouse hotel in Manchester, the brand's second UK location, in 2023.

Treehouse Hotel Manchester, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, is being developed in partnership with Property Alliance Group. It will mark the first phase of a £200m redevelopment of the former Renaissance hotel on Deansgate, which Starwood bought earlier this year.

The 216-bedroom hotel is being designed in collaboration with Sheffield studio 93ft to restore the building. The playful Treehouse brand aims to "appeal to the youthful spirit in all of us". For example, the new site will have hopscotch carpets, stepping stones in lift lobbies and space hoppers in the gym.

The property will have a top floor restaurant and bar like its London sister site, and a roof garden and apiary. The focus on sustainability, using reclaimed and recycled materials in the construction of the building and furniture.

The first Treehouse hotel opened in London in 2019 (pictured above) and at the time The Caterer reported the group was eyeing further UK expansion for the brand.

Starwood Capital Group chairman and chief executive Sternlicht said: "I'm really excited to launch our second Treehouse hotel in the UK. Manchester is as much a destination for travellers as a gathering place for its energetic local community. Our Treehouse will introduce a new execution of fun and witty, and provide an imaginative hospitality experience. As a sustainable brand, we will reuse and repurpose the existing building. We are thrilled to set roots in the city of Manchester."

The group is also developing a Treehouse hotel in Miami. Starwood Capital Group also owns the Birmingham Grand hotel, set to open this month.

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