THEMING 4 5 Hotel Gotham 2015 was the year that theming in hospitality became huge news. No longer will bland, basic rooms do - guests now want to feel part of a much bigger experience. The spectacular Hotel Gotham opened in April 2015 to major acclaim; paying homage to its banking roots and inspired by its art deco heritage. The five star hotel set in mid Manchester opened exactly 80 years to the day since the grade II listed building started out life as a bank. The hotel perfectly themes itself on 1920s nostalgia with lots of references to its former life as one of Manchester’s buzzing financial hubs, including moneybag-style laundry bags, a wall adorned in typewriters and 1900s banker style chairs. The hotel also employs permanent actors and cast members to carry the theme throughout the entire venue. It is named after the fictional home of Batman and offers nods to the caped crusader throughout the venue, including its bat shaped do not disturb signs.