St Michael’s Manchester To Host W Residences & W Hotel 

Gary Neville’s Relentless Developments has announced its £400m St Michael’s development will be home to W Hotels and W Residences in a major deal with Marriott International.  

The arrival of W Residences Manchester 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.  

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The agreement will also see a 162-room W Hotel located within the development’s iconic 41-storey tower. Set to open Q1 2027, W Manchester will 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.  

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W Residences Manchester will be the brand’s first outside London and one of only 20 worldwide. The globally-renowned 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 

St Michael’s is aiming to set new standards in quality, aesthetic and experience in the city, becoming a high-profile destination for work, stay and play. A public square connects the two buildings and will play host to the historic Sir Ralph Abercromby pub which is being retained following a substantial refurbishment.  

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.”  

Jaidev Menezes, Regional VP – Mixed-Use Development EMEA, Marriott International, commented: “We are delighted to work with Salboy and Relentless Group to launch our newest residential development under the W brand in Manchester.   

“There is a growing demand for luxury living in Manchester and this project in the St. Michael’s mixed-use development will deliver that with its vibrant design and impeccable service for its residences and hotel.” 

Simon Ismail, Co-founder & MD, Salboy Group, added: “The W brand became famous for vibrant, diverse, urban locations like Manchester. Salboy is really proud to working alongside Relentless Developments to launch and deliver Manchester’s first branded residences and a truly 5-star international hotel. 

“W Residences Manchester will offer a residential living experience and level of service unlike anything in the city right now. From a dedicated concierge handling anything you need at any time, to world-class interiors and top specification fixtures and fittings plus your own secure lift. Not to mention all the benefits of the W Hotel including the restaurants, the gym, pool, spa and relaxing in your own residential lounge or W living room. 

“Something will always be happening, whether it’s art pop ups or music experiences, right here in this super prime Manchester location.”