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Hyatt House Manchester 

The extended-stay brand Hyatt House, is located on the upper seven floors of the Hyatt Regency, originally designed as a Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites. Hyatt House is a mix of 116 modern studio and one-bedroom suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens and exceptional views of the city. A communal lounge/terrace on the 18th floor includes a hub kitchen, observation deck and reading den and living room, complete with fire place, book shelves and sofas.

Our client M&L Hospitality asked us to rethink the existing interior design scheme for both brands to create an exciting product that responds to guests’ expectations and the location. It was also important to create an identity for the two brands which, while interlinked, created a distinction which could be felt by guests.

Our design reflects the rich history of the location with influence from the city’s textile, weaving and cloth-making industrial heritage.

The Hyatt House scheme creates a domestic “home away from home” feel. The public spaces are homely and comfortable, using residential-feel materials and furniture furnishings.

Lighting is domesticised in scale with floor lamps balancing industrial style wall lights and ceiling pendants. The bumblebee, long a symbol of Manchester’s hard work and industry, is playfully referenced throughout the space, with the bumblebee motif featuring on wall coverings.

The designs for the guestrooms in both brands also reflect the different dynamics seen in the public spaces. The scheme for the Hyatt House guestrooms is built around a calming palette with the introduction of subtle patterns to create interest.

Muted colours and materials offer the perfect background for the bespoke joinery, carpet and contoured lamps which echo a library reading room and continue the links with the University and Manchester’s industrial history. Joinery is unique to the rooms, but broken down into a more homelike scale and form.

M&L Hospitality
Manchester, United Kingdom
Completed 2018
Serviced apartments
116 studios
Alex Armistead