AIMING high, the giant luxury suites battling it out for our small fortunes. We had only just stopped swooning over the CGIs of Stock Exchange Hotel’s top of the range lodgings (including on the top floor the standalone House) when the Dakota Hotel finally unveiled its top floor penthouse suite, the largest in the city, “offering unparalleled luxury”. Panoramas? Assured from your private 8th floor external wrap-around terrace.
Palatial sums up this creation by acclaimed interior designer Amanda Rosa. For an as yet undisclosed tariff you get a private entrance, a dedicated open-living and dining space, complete with seating area, modern fire place and 55* widescreen smart TV with full Sky package, high-speed wifi, Nespresso machine and complimentary stocked mini fridge complete with local brands Manchester Gin and Brightside Brewery.
In the master bedroom stands a plush Emperor bed, walk-in wardrobe and dedicated ensuite with steam shower and separate sunken 2m jacuzzi bath. The suite also features a second bedroom, complete with a separate entrance and ensuite bathroom with roll-top bath and TV in the mirror. A Dakota host on hand and a chauffeur service complete the package.
Situated on Ducie Street close to Piccadilly Train Station, Dakota Manchester houses 137 luxury bedrooms, boasting 20 luxury suites – the most in Manchester. To book visit this link – price available upon request for the Grand Deluxe Suite.
We'd suggest, if you've got all this floor space to yourself you order up some tasty room service. The quality of Dakota food matches its splendid interiors. Here's our review of The Dakota Grill. Go for the seared scallops with oriental spiced ribs and smart crackling (below) with a bottle of Pinot Gris. Though Champagne might be a better match for the Suite.