Lowry Hotel's Artist Inspired Revamp Of Suites Completes £5.25m Makeover

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06 September 2016

Lowry Hotel’s Artist Inspired Revamp Of Suites Completes £5.25m Makeover

By Shelina Begum (Manchester Evening News)

The five-star Lowry Hotel has completed the refurbishment of six riverside suites as part of a £5.25m makeover.

The transformation of the suites have been inspired by artworks of the internationally acclaimed, Oldham-born artist Alan Rankle.

The artist has enjoyed recent high profile solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Berlin, Milan and London which have confirmed his status as one of the most innovative painters working today.

The refurbishment has been delivered by global architecture and interior design practice, Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK), in collaboration with the artist.

Six of Rankle’s abstract artworks are reflected within the design of the suites from the colour schemes through to the textiles and furnishings.

Each suite contains an over-scaled headboard, curved slightly around the bed, depicting an image of the original artwork.

The art has been printed onto the 4m x 2.5m upholstered headboard, which is reflected into two mirrored doors opposite, allowing guests to view the piece from multiple vantage points in the room.

Veronica Givone, associate director at AFK, said: “What makes these suites so special is the way the paintings, materials and colour schemes of the room intertwine, allowing guests to really feel embraced by the art piece.”

A comprehensive makeover of the 165-room hotel, which marked its 15th birthday in April, has taken place since September 2014.

This has included the introduction of new smart TVs and Wi-Fi, alongside new finishes, fabrics and colour schemes throughout the bedrooms and public areas.

New facilities include the QMS Medicosmetic spa and refurbished conference and banqueting floors.

General manager Adrian Ellis said: “In the hotel’s 15th anniversary year, our investment in art reflects our distinctive customer experience. A visit to the Lowry Hotel is a stimulating and rewarding experience as well as a high-quality one.

“We are the only hotel in the city centre named after an artist, and we are proud to celebrate not only LS Lowry, renowned for his depictions of Salford, but also work with and display contemporary artists and photographers including iconic images from Kevin Cummins and commissioned Manchester statements from Alan Grainger.

“The investment is a vote of confidence in Manchester as a leading business and visitor destination. Our own investment is matched by the phenomenal pace of development around us in the city.”

Read the article at: https://goo.gl/ZEG05j