Originally built as a warehouse in 1884, it has been renovated to a high-class standard. The rooms stylishly present this combination of old and new, with old architectural detail and exposed brick-work, modern decor and plush bedding. The in house brasserie-style restaurant serves mouth-watering dishes- and boasts all the swagger you would expect from a high-end menu, such as braised shin of beef in Guinness with horseradish dumplings or Pan-roasted Bolton abbey lamb rump with pea puree and lamb juices. The Lounge is equally swanky and is renowned as a favourite celebrity haunt. The hotel is set on the banks of the River Irwell, just across from the ITV studios – so, who knows, you might even spot yourself a celeb or two.