Free Trade Hall Hotel Limited
Completed May 2004
Developed and operated by Peterloo Estates management team on behalf of its hotel division Peterloo Hotels Limited. Following completition of the construction project Peterloo Estates managed the asset on behalf of Peterloo Hotels from 2004-2011.
The project was completed on time and on budget. The hotel won many awards during Peterloo Hotels' ownership, included Best Large Hotel, as well as hosting the first ever Labour Party Annual Conference in Manchester.
The only building in Europe named after an economic theory, the Free Trade Hall has played host to many famous names from
William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli to Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde. Bob Dylan played his now infamous 'Judas' concert at the hall in May 1966.
Following World War 2 bombing raids, only the front façade of the Free Trade hall remained in its Victorian, Edward Walters designed, form.
Peterloo Hotels retained this, adding a new 14-storey bedroom block to the rear with a glazed atrium linking old and new.
The completion of the Free Trade Hall hotel in May 2004 provided Manchester with it's first 5-star AA Rated hotel in the city.
The hotel opened with a wedding of two former members of the Hallé Orchestra, who had been based at the Free Trade Hall since Charles Hallé's first concert in the hall in December 1856.