Hotel Ainscow is the proud result of a major restoration project located in Salford’s historic Chapel Street area. With history dating back to 1878, the site has been transformed into a quirky boutique hotel that still enjoys many of the original features and architectural aesthetics of its heyday. Set in the Brown Brothers Building – which has long been recognised as a local landmark and the site of a former brewery, jam factory and a maker of automotive parts – the hotel straddles the border between the twinned cities of Manchester and Salford and offers a unique way to experience the varied pleasures and inimitable character of the two distinctly different destinations.

A testament to Northern industrialisation, Hotel Ainscow captures the character of the original building while blending it with all of the modern amenities you would expect. Spiral staircases, open mezzanine areas with stunning city views and artisan furnishings in muted, industrial shades imbue the property with an architectural drama. From the superbly decorated standard rooms to some of the most decadent suites in the city, each of the 62-strong collection of spaces has its own distinctive personality, and offers a relaxing and memorable stay whether visiting for business or pleasure.

Hotel Ainscow sidestep the clichés that make many boutique hotels so painfully repetitive, yet still strive to provide impeccable service that provides a home-away-from-home experience, brought to life with an eye for the tiny details that elevate this industrial renovation from cold and soulless to edgy, British sophistication. The Lynwood Restaurant completes the package, with a showcase of contemporary British cooking – always seasonal and always local – emboldened by an international dash of drama and flair.

Website: www.theainscow.com