InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of two further hotels for Manchester, continuing the growth of its UK estate.
The Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road and Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road properties are being built as part of The University of Manchester‘s £1 billion campus development.
The 210-room Crowne Plaza hotel and the 116-room Staybridge Suites property will both operate under a franchise agreement with existing owner partner M&L Hospitality and will be managed by Cymas Hospitality.
The properties are both due to open towards the end of 2016.
M&L Hospitality is taking a 125-year lease on land owned by The University of Manchester for the 326-key new-build hotel complex.
The two hotels are part of Bruntwood’s wider redevelopment of Manchester Business School and will adjoin its new two-storey Executive Education Centre, which will provide a new home for the business school’s corporate leadership and management programmes.
Located within close proximity to Manchester city centre, visitors to MBS and the University, along with long-stay corporate business clients, will be the hotels’ major demand drivers.
Philip Lassman, director of development for the UK & Ireland, IHG commented: “We’re delighted to be developing more hotels with M&L Hospitality.
“Manchester is a key city for us and it’s great to see an appetite for our extended stay brand Staybridge Suites here.
“Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road will be our third Crowne Plaza hotel in Manchester; and the brand – with its renowned meeting facilities and focus on supporting people who travel for success - is really gaining momentum across the UK.”
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has been a recognised and reputable meetings hotel brand for the last 30 years offering guests relevant and effective solutions through its signature meetings programme.
It is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, at nearly 400 hotels in more than 60 countries worldwide, with amenities and services designed to help guests be on top of their work and at the top of their game.
The opening of Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road and Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road will take IHG’s portfolio of hotels to 21 in Manchester.
IHG’s broader family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.