Need to know
162 open-plan apartment-style rooms, including 43 suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
The revamp of this Grade II listed, 1867 red-brick building was led by Archer Humphryes Architects – a London-based firm that were keen to retain as many of the original warehouse characteristics as possible. You’ll spot barrel-arched brick ceilings, exposed piping, soft-blue cast-iron columns, pillar-box red apartment doors and an exposed skeletal frame. Bespoke Conran furniture and Marset lighting add warmth to the solid foundations. The hotel atrium and glazed first-floor screen mean the ground floor space is bathed in gentle Northern Light from above, thanks to sightlines up to sky lights in the warehouse roof.
At the hotel
Restaurant, bar, terrace, cinema room, all-day deli, coffee shop and bakery, WiFi throughout the hotel, co-working spaces, gym classes. In rooms: WiFi, smart TVs, Bramley bath products, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave-oven, fridge and freezer, cutlery, pots and pans, locally-sourced Blossom coffee, tea-making kit, fresh milk
Our favourite rooms
We love the premium one bedrooms – there’s plenty of room for two, and enough space for guests as well. Corner rooms are the best-lit: the bedrooms have the same out-facing windows from the original building, meaning lazy mornings under the duvet are light and bright.
Bring outfits that can take you from lifting, to lounging, to lunching.
Head to the bottom floor for Native’s award-winning gym with 21 classes spanning boxing, barre and breath training. Try a yoga and meditation class, handstand lesson or strength session – Native guests get 35 per cent off class prices.
Native is seriously pup-friendly. There’s no extra charge for paws (you’ll just need to sign a form to cover any damages), and a dog-friendly film is shown every Monday in the Mini Cini (think Lady and the Tramp, A Dog’s Purpose etc.). See more pet-friendly hotels in Manchester .
Two-bedroom apartments are great for families, or opt for interconnecting rooms if you’re travelling as a larger group (just contact the hotel to arrange). Family-friendly movies are played in the cinema room every Saturday.
Sustainable products and green initiatives are a focus throughout Native hotels. Full-sized toiletries are used in replacement of miniatures (and the products are Bramley, a British brand using natural ingredients and recyclable packaging). Metal straws, recyclable packaging and local suppliers are chosen wherever possible, and your morning brew is made with Blossom coffee – a carbon-neutral caffeine roaster.