Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Manchester
Here at The Agency Creative, we are extremely excited about the forthcoming development in Manchester city centre. One of the city’s most iconic buildings is becoming The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel. The hotel has a very unique history and Kimpton is re-creating a stunning place for guests to experience.
We have a keen interest in destination marketing, this project is inspiring our team and helping us to build stronger ideas within placemaking. We are proud to say that we have had the pleasure of working with this hotel throughout various name changes and watching it transform. From The Palace to The Principal and now The Kimpton Clocktower, we have grown with this transformation and are excited to continue this journey further. We are applying our placemaking experience to this ongoing project and are proud of what we have achieved so far.
One of the most exciting things about The Kimpton brand is their bold design and the fact that they offer an experience with the city. Manchester has a huge personality and The Kimpton will share this with all of its guests through quirky and thoughtful elements in their hotels.
To find out more about their brand personality click here.
One of our most recent projects is The Kimpton Clocktower history book. This book encourages guests to visit an insight into the past and learn about the importance of the classic building. The book talks about the stunning structures of the grade 2 building along with captivating facts from the beginning. Did you know this building was built in 1895? The original plans were designed by Alfred Waterhouse and this man also designed other prominent buildings such as Manchester Town Hall and London’s Natural History Museum. All of which are globally recognised for their remarkable architecture.
This building survived the second world war and has undergone many renovations since then. Here at The Agency, we encourage and appreciate new developments like this as we feel it re-invigorates our iconic city centre. These projects give people new experiences and give new life into old buildings.
When visiting this new hotel remember that there are loads of elements that remain the same from previous years, one of our favourites is the 1300ib bronze horse sculpted by the granddaughter of Charles Dickens ( Sophie Dickens ) in the lobby.
The whole city is excited about these new changes, to read more click here for a Manchester Evening News article on the switch from The Principal to The Kimpton.