Last month, Native Manchester was unveiled as the regional winner in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Places to Stay list. For a building that only opened its doors in September 2019, this is a fantastic achievement.

Native Manchester is an apartment hotel. A fully-fitted serviced apartment complex with a wide range of apartments to rent, all custom designed but with no fixed contracts. The length of stay in these apartment hotels varies from a few days to a few months. If guests intend to use an apartment hotel as long-term accommodation the apartments are often fitted with most things the average home would require.

By embracing this philosophy Native Manchester have created generous living spaces with a whole host of amenities, from a cinema to a range of dining options: there’s an independently-run restaurant, bar, coffee shop as well as well-equipped kitchen and living spaces within each apartment. To work off any indulgence, there’s also a fitness suite with the option to take part in over 25 different classes. There’s best-in-class 100Mbps Wi-Fi on offer throughout the building, meaning that residents can stay connected when they move from gym to kitchen to bar - perfect if you’re streaming a favourite podcast or video-calling friends or family.

We are proud to have worked with Native for nearly a decade and we’re not surprised that they’re receiving awards for their unique, stylish apartments. Since 2010 Glide have been building and investing in the Glide National Network as a key component of our customer-centric approach to raise standards and expectations for both guests and property operators. Owning and controlling both the smart infrastructure installed on site and the physical infrastructure comprising the Glide National Network ensures we can deliver hyper-fast guest Wi-Fi to a wide range of properties.

Native Manchester is centrally situated within walking distance of the Northern Quarter and Manchester Piccadilly train station, it’s perfect for a luxurious city break. The 166 serviced apartments in the Grade II listed warehouse range from a studio to a palatial two -bedroom duplex penthouse apartment, meaning there’s a room type for every type of guest.

With all this on offer, guests would be forgiven if they never left the building, but the surrounding area has more than enough temptations on offer. Native is next to the Northern Quarter, dubbed ‘Manchester’s creative, urban heart’, home to an array of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

In the last few months, Native have opened six new sites in London alone, including the iconic 63-unit Sussex Gardens in Hyde Park and we are proud to be providing residents with our best-in-class super-fast broadband. The Manchester site is Native’s first foray in England outside London, but with even more properties in the pipeline in cities like Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, we can expect more accolades for their stylish and thoughtfully-designed apartments.

To see Native’s other sites, visit their website.

Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ (SFI™)

Glide Residential’s SFI™ is a full fibre, landlord broadband solution that provides a fast and simple way to cable a building, specifically designed for the Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector. With SFI™, buildings are future-proofed for the next 25 years, as there are no restrictions on what can be delivered via fibre. SFI™ also enables the provision of many smart technology services such as Wi-Fi controlled lighting and heating, door entry, CCTV, digital signage, smart metering, and SkyQ. SFI™ helps add rental value, whilst reducing operational costs, and is designed with developers, landlords, and their residents in mind.

Managed Internet Service

With Glide Residential, you can also benefit from a fully managed internet service for private rented residents and fully managed internet solutions. Everything is managed from the cabling, to launch, to ongoing 24/7/365 support. Complete managed broadband services from a single provider. The network is monitored around the clock to ensure everything is running smoothly, and each customer has their own dedicated service manager as one single point of contact to provide everything you need.

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