IBIS STYLES HOTEL, MANCHESTER
When Accor took over the Portland in Manchester they briefed us to come up with a theme and turn it into an Ibis Styles Hotel. Inspired by Manchester's, lets say, changeable weather. We set about creating a fun stylish hotel with mass market appeal. There are 211 bedrooms which are themed on three different weathers, all of which you can experience in a day in Manchester; Breezy, Raindrop and Sunshine. But it's the lobby that really gets the guest's attention, with all three weather conditions meeting in the same space. On the ceiling it rains Umbrellas, there are a giant pair of sunglasses, leaves are printed blowing on the carpet.
The brief was to excite, engage, and inspire customers with the Ibis Styles brand. We hope you agree that we have achieved this.