Dakota Hotel, Manchester
Dakota Manchester, housed in its distinctive black box, boasts the largest suite in Manchester, a Champagne Room, a Cigar Garden and much, much more.
Situated on Ducie Street close to Piccadilly Station, Dakota Manchester offers a first class service complete with atmospheric spaces, luxurious finishing touches and waterside views.
The hotel houses 137 spacious bedrooms, including 20 luxury suites – the most in Manchester.
With modern craftsmanship expressed through every detail, the rooms at Dakota Manchester have been created by acclaimed interior designer Amanda Rosa, combining both luxury and style.
All bedrooms have sizeable bathrooms featuring rainfall showers and bespoke toiletries.
In-room features include smart TV with full Sky package, complimentary high-speed WI-FI and air conditioning.
Rooms vary in size starting with the standard Classic Rooms with either double or king-sized beds.
The Garden King rooms, situated on the first floor, have private garden terraces.
There are two 8th floor Junior Suites with balcony views.
The Signature Suites provide opulent open living space and feature super king size beds and spacious double ‘walk through’ ensuites with roll top baths and separate rainfall showers.
The Executive Suites are a step-up from the Signature Suite with dual-aspect, waterside views.
The Deluxe Suites offer supreme comfort on the hotel’s top floor, a real home-away-from-home with an open living space, a dedicated seating area, plush bedrooms with Emperor size beds, walk-in-wardrobes and bathrooms that feature secrecy glass.
The Penthouse suite, known as the Grand Deluxe Suite, claims to be the largest and grandest suite in the city.
Offering the “ultimate Dakota experience”, the Grand Deluxe Suite is positioned on the top floor of the hotel.
This standout suite offers both indoor and outdoor space; with a dedicated lounge, dining area, opulent bedrooms, walk-in wardrobe, modern fire place, ensuite bathrooms with steam showers and a sunken bath.
Finished off with a private 8th floor external terrace, with far-reaching views across the city.
At the heart of Dakota Manchester sits The Dakota Grill, a vibrant neighbourhood brasserie with waterside views.
Each of the Dakota hotels has a Dakota Grill and each serves a classically-inspired menu, rich with seasonal ingredients and flavour.
The Dakota Grill also offers thoughtfully designed private dining areas, available for exclusive use for parties of up to 24.
The hotel’s destination cocktail bar provides a decadent setting with a drinks list combining signature classics with bespoke in-house creations, as well as a carefully curated wine list.
Accompanied by the Champagne Room, the first in Manchester, this beautifully designed space is perfect for intimate drinking, as well as exclusive parties for up to 30 guests.
The Cigar Garden is a purpose-built cigar terrace, designed to bring a touch of old-school Mayfair to Manchester.
A dedicated outdoor space, warmed by gas fires, it is the ideal spot for cigar aficionados to enjoy a Cuban or two, paired with the finest collection of premium cognac or whisky.
Externally, the waterside terrace is designed for al fresco drinking and dining, also available for exclusive use for up to 80 guests.
The fifth hotel in the Dakota Hotels Group, a partnership between internationally-renowned hotelier Ken McCulloch and Evans Property Group, Dakota Manchester is a £30m development and the latest addition to the brand’s expanding portfolio.
About Dakota Hotels
Dakota is a ‘lifestyle hotel brand providing hospitality and restaurant services’ according to Wikipedia.
It is, but that’s like saying the Mona Lisa is a picture of a woman or Shakespeare was a writer.
Dakota is so much more.
For a start it is co-owned and run by founder Ken McCulloch, the man who brought us One Devonshire Gardens and Malmaison hotels, with interiors designed by his wife, award-winning international designer, Amanda Rosa.
McCulloch has been opening and operating hotels for nearly four decades.
One Devonshire Gardens was credited as being one of Britain’s first boutique hotels and Malmaison was a revelation; a design-led, young at heart hotel brand with a focus on quality, affordable food served in attractive and atmospheric restaurants.
Malmaison bars, welcoming non-residents, soon became as popular as the best standalone bars; something that few hotels had ever managed to achieve.
The Malmaison brand had an enormously positive influence on the hotel industry during the 1990’s, it was a real game-changer.
Given its success the inevitable comparisons were bound to be made as soon as Dakota was launched.
It could be argued that the Dakota brand is a natural progression of Malmaison; a little more sophisticated and more comfortable, more grown up even.
Yet still sufficiently different to be noticed.
In fact, you can’t help but notice them. The big black box exteriors make them stand out.
As Ken McCulloch says “they make a statement and stop people in their tracks”.
What lies inside, however, is an experience of comfort, warmth, friendliness and great professionalism.
The name Dakota was inspired by the aircraft, which transformed the face of air travel by making stylish travel and impeccable service available to all.
The Dakota brand has applied this ethos to its hotels, providing guests with style, sincere hospitality and service based on timeless, classic values, to deliver an unforgettable experience.