Bruntwood Hall will be converted into a 22-bedroom hotel with a restaurant, cocktail bar, private dining rooms and spa, and become known as Oddfellows On The Park. Planning permission was granted by Stockport Council.
Located in 100 acres of parkland, the 19th century mansion will become a sister hotel to Oddfellows in Chester, which has become renowned for its quirky and flamboyant interiors. The property was once used as a town hall for Cheadle and Gatley council, a racehorse stud farm, and more recently a film company.
Jonathan Slater, previously managing director of the Chester Grosvenor, is now overseeing the expansion of Oddfellows Hotels, owned by two brothers, one of whom is a surgeon and the other a chief financial officer.
He said: "We are truly excited about the process of sympathetically converting beautiful Bruntwood Hall. As with our Chester hotel, the focus will be on restoring the building's original features, keeping a true sense of history and incorporating the signature touch of playful design that characterises an Oddfellows hotel.
"Demand has been very high for our Chester hotel and our guests are always asking if we have any other locations, so as a business, we feel
this is the right time to grow and evolve."
Two Manchester firms, Tim Groom Architects and SpaceInvader designers, are involved in the conversion project.
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