A cotton mill is transformed into Manchester’s Whitworth Locke Hotel
England’s famously dismal weather inspired the interiors at this 19th-century cotton mill turned hotel in Manchester’s civic quarter.
New York studio Grzywinski + Pons overhauled three former textile warehouses to create the Whitworth Locke hotel, linking them together with a vast glass atrium – now home to a plant-filled bar.
Much of the original brickwork has been left exposed following the building’s adaptive reuse, but the practice also used a rainy day palette, painting elements in grey and contrasting it with plant-patterned wallpaper. Bedrooms are bright, decked out in pink and green that Grzywinski + Pons says is a nod to Manchester’s trading past.