Melia gets Manchester hotel go ahead

Melia Hotels International has been given permission to build a hotel in Manchester, the Innside Manchester Hotel.

Melia gets Manchester hotel go ahead
Melia gets Manchester hotel go ahead

Construction will begin in the second half of the year in the new First Street North development.

The 208-room, four star hotel will overlook a cultural centre with two theatres, five movie theatres, art galleries, restaurants and a new venue for outdoor performances.

Event capacities are yet to be confirmed, but there will be a public square equipped to host a variety of outdoor events and performances, together with a partially-covered arcade connecting through to Whitworth Street West and Oxford Road Station.

Meliá chairman and founder Gabriel Escarrer said: "The new cultural outlook for Manchester is an ideal framework for the growth of Innside by Meliá, a brand which originated in Germany and which enjoys a fantastic reputation amongst our customers and which we aim to bring to new cities in Europe."

C&IT this month revealed that ME London, which opens in June, will be occupied by BMW during the Olympic Games.

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