Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is announcing a new tailormade music concierge service for guests staying at the hotel, launching in celebration of Record Store Day. From Saturday 23 April, guests will be able to choose the perfect soundtrack to their stay from an eclectic mix of genres from classic Rock through to ambient House music, all played on vinyl from the comfort of your room.

Each year, Record Store Day sees over 260 independent record shops across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Exclusive vinyls are created for release, with artist performances and events curated throughout the UK to mark the occasion. Kimpton Clocktower Hotel’s personalised music concierge service will be brought to life in partnership with Clampdown Records, an independent vinyl record shop and expert stockists of new and used vinyls located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, in celebration of Manchester’s thriving record stores and wider music heritage.

Speaking on the launch of the music concierge service, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel’s General Manager, General Manager of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Johan Scheepers said: “Music lies at the very heart of the Kimpton brand and Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in particular, drawing on the musical heritage ingrained within Greater Manchester as well as celebrating new and emerging talent. From our legendary ‘Come As You Are Weekenders’ to our live DJs sets each weekend, music continues to play a central role within both the hotel and Refuge Bar and Restaurant. We are excited to be able to offer a bespoke music concierge service to guests to not only celebrate our musical heritage and create that all important personal experience for every stay, but to continue to support Manchester’s much-loved independent record stores such as Clampdown Records.”

Travelling to Manchester for a gig? Weekend away with the girls? Set the tone with a musical genre to match. Hotel guests will be able to choose their soundtrack as part of the hotel’s established personal concierge service by contacting the concierge team on manchesterreception@ihg.com after booking their stay, quoting their booking reference.

Once booked, a record player and selection of vinyl within their chosen genre will be available in their stylish room or suite for guests to enjoy upon arrival and throughout their stay. Current available music genres include – Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Disco, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop, House, Indie, Jazz, Pop, Punk, R&B and more.

The carefully curated service experienced at all Kimpton hotels is driven by heartfelt human connection with every detail thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain personal, unscripted and meaningful. Personal touches include Social Hour – a nightly drinks hour created for guests to gather in the Post Room at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and share everything from restaurant recommendations to cultural experiences.

All Kimpton Clocktower Hotel’s 270 loft-style bedrooms, including 11 suites are housed within the magnificent terracotta Grade II listed building, dating back to 1890 when it first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. Each room borrows design inspiration from the spirited and renowned Manchester party and music scene, with vibrant, bespoke textiles designed by Timorous Beasties which incorporate the iconic Manchester worker bee and bold contemporary graphic prints adorning the walls, and record players and vinyl records of famous Manchester bands.

Manchester’s musical and cultural heritage sits at the core of Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, with The Refuge bar hosting an ever-changing programme of both established and upcoming live DJs hand curated by the team at Contrast Music, as well as a rotating exhibition space. Visit the current exhibition in collaboration with British Culture Archive ‘A Woman’s Work’, displaying the work of prominent photographers Tish Murtha and Anne Worthington. This limited exhibition was curated in celebration of International Women’s Day and is open to visitors until 30th June.



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