Treehouse Hotels has announced its culinary, bar and music lineup ahead of its imminent opening in Manchester.

Set to open early 2023 on Deansgate in the city centre, Treehouse Hotel Manchester will be helmed by a stellar line-up of the North West’s highly regarded chefs and restaurateurs. 

Leading the way is Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, whose career includes stints working with Heston Blumenthal as Sous Chef at the triple-Michelin-starred Fat Duck, then as Research and Development Chef working on historical food for the Hind’s Head and Fat Duck menus.The chef also boasts three highly regarded restaurants of her own in Manchester, including the much-lauded Creameries in Chorlton. 

A true pioneer in sustainable kitchen practises over the last six years, McTague will apply her zero-waste philosophy to cuisine, which puts a modern twist on traditional cooking techniques. Curating the food offering on the ground floor of Treehouse Hotel Manchester, her menus will be based on seasonality, sustainability, and a sense of place. 

Sam Grainger has been charged with masterminding the hotel’s 14th floor destination restaurant and standalone bar, collaborating with powerhouse restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the cult Manchester venue Refuge by Volta. Grainger, known for his roles as chef owner at the critically acclaimed Belzan in Liverpool and the revered Madre, has built a reputation for his eclectic mix of dishes with a focus on British produce interwoven with Japanese and European ingredients and techniques. Cowdrey and Crawford will partner with him to work on the food offering, beverage and music program of the floor restaurant, with the duo also curating activations in the rooftop bar and the ground floor restaurant. 

Treehouse Hotel Manchester will be the group’s second UK opening following its London property. The 216-room hotel will be filled with an abundance of dappled light and natural scent of pitch pine, reminiscent of entering a secret forest, with thoughtful design details allow travellers to share ideas, stories, and connect with playful hopscotch carpets, stepping-stones in lift lobbies and custom-designed space hoppers in the hotel gym.