Premium holiday business relocates to Manchester Arndale

Manchester Arndale has welcomed a new business, in worldwide holiday company, Kuoni Travel.

The premium worldwide holiday business has relocated to the centre from its previous location in King Street.

Specialising in tailor-made travel around the world, Kuoni is known as one of the UK’s most trusted travel companies, recognised by The Times, Conde Nast Traveller and Which? as one of their readers favourite places to book a holiday. The company sells a wide range of holidays including family holidays, safaris, honeymoons, cruises, and city breaks.

The letting to Kuoni Travel comes as Manchester Arndale’s asset managers, M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual, continue to increase the diversification of occupiers at the shopping centre. This has resulted in several high profile lettings over the past 12 months which has helped footfall grow by 6.3% with more than 46 million people visiting Manchester Arndale and New Cathedral Street during 2023, as occupancy grew to in excess of 95%.

Scott Linard, Portfolio Director for M&G Real Estate, said: “It is great to welcome Kuoni to Manchester Arndale as we look to ensure we continue to offer a diverse range of retail, leisure, and eateries to help attract visitors from the North West and beyond.

“Our wide variety of brands and strong footfall is ensuring we continue to attract leading occupiers to Manchester Arndale, and we hope to announce further big names in the coming months.”

Donna Hynes, Retail Director, Kuoni, said: “We’ve got a loyal customer base in Manchester, and we want to continue to look after our repeat clients as well as appeal to new ones.

“This is a superb location to keep our brand visible, to continue to offer great service and our team of friendly and well-travelled experts are looking forward to being part of the shopping centre.”

M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual act as joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale while Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are the centre’s retained letting agents, with Green & Partners retained lease advisory agents.