The opening of Principal Manchester phcompany.com brings a new urban brand to the city. Setting the tone for the group, it’s housed in a Grade II-listed gothic building, where a vast stone lobby with original glasswork gives way to 271 stylish rooms. Design features include rich, billowing fabrics, masculine tan leather and industrial wrought-iron accents set against a dove grey and cream colour scheme. The Refuge restaurant offers a menu of small plates and a winter garden that’s great for cocktails.
Words by Blossom Green