Based on King Street in the city centre, the hotel launched in April 2015 and has quickly established a reputation for what it describes as ‘decadence and northern charm’.
The five-star confirmation follows a successful year to date for Gotham, with year-on-year occupancy rates soaring by 10 per cent from 79 per cent to 89 per cent during August, while visitors from as far afield as China and the Middle East have become regulars at the hotel.
Gotham was marked on its cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality standards, being praised for its ‘very high quality’ bedrooms and ‘amazing’ range of gins at its members-only bar, Club Brass.
Mario Ovsenjak, hotel general manager, said: “We always knew Hotel Gotham would bring something a little different to the city and would provide guests with an alternative to the run-of-the-mill luxury hotels found up and down the country; however, the challenge was to maintain the initial excitement and keep momentum going.
“We’re extremely proud that we’ve seen a marked increase in occupancy rates during the summer, as it’s traditionally a time when city centre hotels tend to see a dip in figures. We’re thrilled to have had our five stars cemented by the AA and are looking forward to taking Gotham to the next level.”
Part of the Bespoke Hotels group, 60-bedroom Gotham has bolstered its workforce in recent months, with the appointments of George Constantinou as manager of the hotel’s restaurant, Honey, while former Hilton employee Daniel Marsden has been appointed to head up operations at Club Brass.
Joining from the Malmaison Group, George, who has worked in the hospitality industry for 16 years, said: “Gotham has become a destination hotel in Manchester and I’m really excited to be part of the team at such an exciting time. It’s full steam ahead now for Christmas and I’m confident that my previous experience will stand me in good stead to ensure a smooth-running, slick festive season.”