Dalata Hotel Group reveals plans for four-star Birmingham hotel

Dalata Hotel Group has agreed a deal to lease a four star hotel to be built in Birmingham city centre.

The new Maldron Hotel will be a four-star property, located on Suffolk Street adjacent to the Mailbox shopping centre complex and close to the Bullring shopping centre and New Street train station.

The hotel will have around 330 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and meeting room facilities.

The construction of the hotel is subject to securing planning permission and consent from Birmingham City Council.

It is expected that the hotel will open in Q1 2021.

Dalata operates Maldron hotels in Derry, Belfast City Centre and Belfast Airport with a further Maldron hotel under construction in Newcastle and another one planned for Glasgow, as announced last December.

Dalata is the Republic of Ireland’s leading hotel company where it operates 12 Clayton and 12 Maldron hotels.

Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO – business development and finance, said: ” We are delighted to secure agreements to lease these two very exciting new hotels in the heart of Bristol and Birmingham.  Both cities possess very strong hotel markets and these two projects demonstrate our ability to grow a very attractive development pipeline of hotels in the UK. In Dalata, we pride ourselves on developing long term partnerships. We are already developing hotels with Artisan and McAleer & Rushe and we now look forward to working with them again on these projects.”

Stephen Surphlis, property director -McAleer & Rushe, said: “The new Maldron hotel is a significant project that will enhance Birmingham’s continued development and add to the regeneration within the city.  With a large economy and major projects in close proximity, including the new HMRC Regional Hub, HSBC’s headquarters and the pending HS2 high speed rail network linking to London we are confident that our investment in the city will make an important contribution to the economy and provide a modern hotel offering for business users as well as leisure visitors. Having delivered a range of projects for the Dalata Group across the UK and Ireland we are looking forward to partnering with them, once again, to deliver this exciting new hotel scheme.”