17th November 2023

The Leap to Entrepreneurship:
Transforming Manchester into the New Way of Living
Gary Neville Reveals W Residences Manchester in Hong Kong

(Hong Kong – 17 November, 2023)

The Leap to Entrepreneurship event was successfully held on November 17, 2023, with over 200 professionals gathered to witness an inspirational night of real-life success stories.

Esteemed speakers, including Simon Ismail, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Salboy, Gary Neville, Owner of Relentless Developments, and Kingston Lai, CEO and Founder of Asia Bankers Club. They shared their personal success stories and their latest partnership on the W Residences Manchester, the city’s most luxurious residential project. The first Marriott Branded Residence outside of London, this development is poised to revolutionize the way people live in Manchester.

Simon Ismail, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Salboy Group, shared his visions on the project, he said, “We aim to deliver the same level of quality housing that our esteemed projects are known for. It is a great privilege for me to visit Hong Kong and have the opportunity to share the concept and ideas behind this magnificent project in the heart of Manchester.”

Gary Neville, Owner of Relentless Developments, expressed his excitement in Hong Kong, stating, “Coming to Hong Kong and meeting professionals of this caliber has been an incredible experience. Building a five-star hotel in Manchester has always been a vision of mine, and the W Residence Manchester will set a new standard for Manchester city-home ownership.”

Kingston Lai, CEO and Founder of Asia Bankers Club, expressed his pride, stating, “I am incredibly proud to be the sole agency in Hong Kong for the W Residences Manchester project. It is an honor to witness the overwhelmingly positive reaction from guests who recognize the immense potential of this extraordinary development.”

About W Residences Manchester

Alongside 75,000 sq. ft of office space at No.2 St Michael’s, the second phase of the scheme will be Manchester’s most exclusive postcode. W Residences Manchester, a collaboration between Salboy and Relentless and Marriott International. Located within the St Michael’s scheme, an iconic 41-storey tower will be home to a 162-bed 5 Star international hotel brand plus 213 luxury residences. W Residences Manchester will be Manchester’s most prestigious residential building since history. Residents are not simply living but a lifestyle with the best design, craft and fashion. Set to open Q3 2027, W Manchester will bring bold design, distinctive dining and always-on programming to the city as well as signature spaces including the Living Room, WET deck, W Lounge, AWAY Spa and FIT fitness centre. Every resident will enjoy the elite benefits of the Marriott BonvoyTM, 24-hour concierge (W’s whenever/wherever service), round-the-clock in-residence dining, laundry and dry cleaning.

 About Salboy

Salboy is an award-winning property company developing and funding high quality housing and property developments throughout the UK. To date Salboy has delivered more than 3,250 high quality homes in sought-after city locations and is one of the most recognisable and prolific property development brands in Manchester and Salford – cities at the heart of the UK’s vibrant North West.

 About Relentless Developments

Relentless Developments is a property development company led by Anthony Kilbride and Gary Neville. Projects to-date include Hotel Football in Old Trafford and the Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre.

 About Asia Bankers Club

Asia Bankers Club is a private investment club for banking and finance professionals. Providing physical assets options for investments, such as properties, fine wines, art, timepieces, and collectables. Our members are from top tier investment, private and consumer banks, asset management companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds located in key financial centres.


W Residences Manchester are not owned, developed or sold by Marriott International, Inc. or its affiliates (“Marriott”). St Michaels UK PropCo2 Limited uses the W marks under a license from Marriott, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein.

ABBREVIATED DISCLAIMER (this is used on billboards, social media profile description, exterior signage): W Residences Manchester are not owned, developed or sold by Marriott International or its affiliates.