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10 January 2022

Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester renames one of its signature suites in recognition of a Manchester Stock Exchange veteran

The Jon Goldstone suite is unveiled by hotel directors in honour of his retirement from the Manchester office of Redmayne Bentley.

Co-owners of Stock Exchange Hotel; Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Winston Zahra in October 2021 unveiled the ‘Jon Goldstone’ suite within their luxurious Manchester venue in honour of the recently-retired Stockbroker.
The hotel’s co-owners were in the presence of Jon’s sons; James and Michael Goldstone and colleagues from Redmayne Bentley; James Igoe, Head of the Manchester Office and James Andrews, Partner and Director of Investment Management.
After a 52-year career in stockbroking, and before retiring from the Manchester office of Redmayne Bentley earlier last year, Jon Goldstone was the last person still in the profession to have worked on the trading floor of the Manchester Stock Exchange up until its closure in 1979.
Today, the former Northern Stock Exchange houses arguably Manchester’s most luxurious boutique hotel. The hotel includes 40 beautifully decorated rooms and suites and is also home to the aptly named Bull & Bear restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge situated within the elegantly renovated former trading floor, where traders like Jon spent their working days.
Redmayne Bentley’s James Andrews said: “We wanted to honour Jon’s commitment and dedication to stockbroking here in the North and where better than at the place where he started his career?” 
“As a firm we love coming to this fabulous hotel and we know just how much the building means to Jon. We were thrilled when the team loved our idea of naming a suite to honour his career in the city.”
Jon Goldstone who watched the suite’s new name being unveiled from his home in Knutsford, Cheshire said: “I am truly honoured by this gesture from both my colleagues at Redmayne Bentley and the team at Stock Exchange. My years working within the building are very special to me. It’s where my career started as a ‘blue button’, before becoming an Authorised Dealer in 1974 and a Member of the Stock Exchange in 1983.”
“It’s been wonderful to see what the team behind Stock Exchange Hotel has achieved in bringing it back to its former glory and making it an integral part of the city again.”
Winston Zahra, co-owner and CEO of GG Hospitality said: “The history of the Northern Stock Exchange is fascinating and we were honoured to meet Jon and listen to anecdotes of his time working in the building. It was always part of our vision to ensure that we kept the heritage of the building alive and to share the history with our guests and visitors from all over the world.”
The hotel opened in late 2019 following an extensive renovation to restore the building back to its former glory and bring a unique luxurious hotel to the city of Manchester.
The newly-named Jon Goldstone Suite is one of the hotel’s signature suites. Formerly named the ‘1906’ suite after the opening bell of the Manchester Stock Exchange rang for the very first time. The unique two-bedroom suite spans 106 square meters of stylish design and bespoke high-end furnishings and features a kitchenette, dining space, and a large seating area ideal for families and friends wishing to spend a few days in the city.
Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester renames one of its signature suites in recognition of a Manchester Stock Exchange veteran
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