Gary Neville’s Relentless Developments has announced its £400m St Michael’s development in Manchester will be home to W Hotels and W Residences in a major deal with Marriott International. The agreement will see a 162-room W Hotel located within the Manchester development’s 41-storey tower.
The arrival of W Residences will see hotel-inspired living offered at St Michael’s 217 apartments, offering buyers the opportunity to purchase a permanent residence within Manchester’s most exclusive postcode. Sales will launch in November with the first buyers taking occupancy in 2027.
W Manchester aims to bring bold design, distinctive dining and always-on programming to the city as well as signature spaces including the Living Room, WET deck, W Lounge, AWAY Spa and FIT fitness centre. The luxury residences will offer owners all the amenities and services of a W Hotel, including 24-hour concierge (W’s whenever/wherever service), round-the-clock in-residence dining, laundry and dry cleaning.
The residences and hotel will feature alongside 75,000 sq. ft of office space at No.2 St Michael’s, the second phase of the scheme which is being brought to the market through a collaboration between Relentless Developments and Salboy. No.1 St Michael’s comprises nine floors of “best-in-class” office space and is expected to be the first fully Net Zero Carbon commercial development in the city, both in operation and delivery.
Plus, there will be a public square which connects the two buildings and will play host to the historic Sir Ralph Abercromby pub which is being retained following a substantial refurbishment.
W Residences Manchester will be the brand’s first outside London and one of only 20 worldwide. The brand joins a raft of international companies at the transformative St Michael’s development after record-breaking deals were signed with law firms, Pinsent Masons and Hill Dickinson and Nikkei restaurant brand, Chotto Matte.
Gary Neville, Director, Relentless Developments, said: “W Hotel and W Residences are going to put the distinctive 41-storey tower that is No.2 St Michael’s on the global map.
“There is no better home for W Hotel in the North of England than Manchester. This is a bold city which continues to defy expectations and which embodies the same values of originality and passion that have made the W Hotel experience world-renowned.
“Situated alongside this, W Residences Manchester will be immersive, design-forward homes that will set a new standard in hotel-inspired living and massively raise the bar for city-centre home ownership. I’d like to thank Marriott International and our developer partner, Salboy, for seeing the potential in this scheme and remaining committed to our vision.”
Relentless Developments projects to-date include Hotel Football in Old Trafford and the Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre. W Manchester Hotel is expected to open within the first three months of 2027.