The deal with Marriott International, Relentless Developments & Salboy will bring W Hotels and W Residences to Manchester in 2027

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

The swanky new development from the former Manchester United captain will sit in the centre of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from St Peter's Square and will be known as St Michael’s. St Michael’s will offer hotel-inspired living across 217 apartments, giving buyers the chance to purchase a permanent residence within Manchester’s bustling city centre hub. The apartments are set to go on sale in November with buyers able to take up occupancy from Q1 of 2027.

There is no better home for the W Hotel in the North of England than Manchester.

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What the development is expected to look like by nightfall Image: St Michael’s Manchester

W Residences Manchester will be the first of its kind outside of the country’s capital and is one of only 20 worldwide. The globally-recognised 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.

Simon Ismail, Co-founder & MD at Salboy Group, said: “The W brand became famous for vibrant, diverse, urban locations like Manchester. Salboy is really proud to be 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.”

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W Hotel & Residences Manchester will have its own pool, spa and state-of-the-art gym facilities Image: St Michael’s Manchester

There will also be a W Hotel within the 41-storey building with 162 rooms; also set to open in Q1 of 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.

Jaidev Menezes, Regional VP at Marriott International said: 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.”

The luxury residences will offer owners all the amenities and services of a W Hotel, including 24-hour concierge, round-the-clock in-residence dining, laundry and dry cleaning.

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Artist illustrations of inside a 2-bedroom apartment at St Michael's Manchester Image: St Michael’s Manchester

If that wasn’t enough, the residences and hotel will sit 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.

This will comprise nine floors of office space and is expected to be the first fully Net Zero Carbon commercial development in the city, both in operation and delivery.

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.

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Artist illustrations of inside a 3-bedroom apartment at St Michael's Manchester Image: St Michael’s Manchester

Gary Neville, Director of 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 the 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.”

Find out more about St Michael's.

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