Manchester’s upmarket Cantonese restaurant Yang Sing is to open an adjoining Oriental-themed boutique hotel in July. Rooms will be styled like 1930s Shanghai, with lots of pale green, painted silk screens, silk duvets and bespoke Chinese-made furniture. Oku, its champagne bar, is named after the homes of Japanese geishas. B&B will start at £179 per night. The Guardian 26/04/08 (travel) page 5