Two new hotels set to come on stream for Airport City Manchester

The completed hotels

Two new hotels have completed construction at Airport City Manchester, which will add 542 beds and create around 350 jobs.

Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI), the joint venture partner in Airport City Manchester, finished work on the ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels, which will now be fitted out before opening in August and September, respectively.

Noth hotels are located next to Manchester Airport’s bus, tram and rail station and will form part of a cluster of nine new hotels that, once complete, will provide more than 2,400 new hotel rooms.

The next phase of development at Airport City Manchester is already under way with construction of a new 12,300 sq m TRIBE hotel, which is set to be the first of its kind in the country.

Gareth Jackson, group property managing director at Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said: “Reaching practical completion on both the Holiday Inn and ibis budget hotels is another great landmark moment at Airport City Manchester.

“They are the first in a series of global hotel brands which will provide a range of additional facilities and amenities to the airport campus, as well as providing a range of employment opportunities for local people. Alongside works commencing on TRIBE, these new hotels highlight the continued progress being made at Airport City Manchester.”

Dongwen Yu, lead director at BCEGI, said: “The practical completion is a culmination of a great deal of hard work by the team, supply chains and all parties involved.”

Once open, the new 280-room Holiday Inn Manchester Airport, will provide the brand’s signature Open Lobby, which combines the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge, and business centre into one versatile area.

Also featured on the ground floor are meeting rooms, a pre-function lounge, and its feature restaurant Firin, which will offer modern Turkish casual dining, designed around a theatre kitchen.

Offering 280 rooms across six floors, the double, twin, family, executive and accessible bedrooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, with many providing runway views, while the southern corner of the sixth floor offers a spectacular suite with an exterior terrace.

The new ibis budget Manchester Airport will provide 262 rooms over seven levels and offer double, twin, triple, and accessible layouts. As the first budget hotel on the airport concourse, the ibis budget will offer an economy product that combines contemporary design and a relaxed atmosphere.

Part of the Accor Group, whose other brands include Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel, the nine-storey TRIBE hotel is scheduled for completion in early 2024 and will feature 412 rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, a gym, and a crew lounge for airline staff.