Yorkshire Times
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Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 17th July 2022

Landmark Achieved For Airport City Manchester Hotels

The construction of two new hotels at Airport City Manchester has been completed, marking a major milestone for the project.

Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI), joint venture partner in Airport City Manchester, has finished work on the ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels, which will now be fitted out before opening in August and September respectively. Together, they will deliver 542 beds and create around 350 jobs.

The ibis budget and Holiday Inn 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 underway with construction of a brand new 12,300m2 TRIBE hotel, which is set to be the first of its kind in the country.

Once open to the public, 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.

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.
Airport City Manchester is the landmark £1 billion development project adjacent to Manchester Airport and comprising of five million square feet of offices, hotels, advanced manufacturing and ancillary retail space.