Tower Hotel Management, part of the Peel Group, has been awarded the management contract to operate the new Holiday Inn Express hotel at TraffordCity, Manchester.
Construction has started today on the 220-bedroom hotel which is planned to open in spring 2017.
It will be one of the first to offer the Holiday Inn’s latest ‘Generation 4’ guest experience, with new room designs developed to meet the needs of today’s ‘Smart Traveller’, plus a new food and beverage concept. Located on a 1.75 acre site next door to EventCity, the hotel will provide a convenient stopover for leisure and business visitors and, with Peel’s own Tower Hotel Management leading operations, it will create a first-class hospitality service for customers.
Peter de la Perrelle, Managing Director of Tower Hotel Management, said: “Tower Hotel Management is delighted to have been chosen to operate this new hotel. In a prime location, Holiday Inn Express TraffordCity is ideally suited to serve the huge numbers of both leisure and business travellers visiting EventCity, intu Trafford Centre and the wider TraffordCity area. The planned arrival of the TfGM Metrolink line in several years’ time will only increase the hotel’s appeal.
“We’re looking forward to working directly with EventCity to offer streamlined services to visitors, and also with the Topland Group, joint funders of this hotel.”
The hotel is a project by the joint venture, Topland Group, Marick Capital and Mill Lane Estates.
Spokesperson for the Topland Group, Edward Matthews, said: “Located opposite EventCity and very close to intu Trafford Centre, this new Holiday Inn Express represents an excellent debut for the new joint venture with Marick and Mill Lane Estates. The hotel will definitely be the first choice for guests visiting EventCity.”
Architects for the project are Chapman Taylor and the main contractors are Bowmer and Kirkland. The hotel will be built using a modular construction technique led by modular building provider CIMC MBS.
As well as being on the doorstep of intu Trafford Centre and EventCity, Holiday Inn Express TraffordCity will benefit from the surrounding 3.5 million square feet of retail, leisure and commercial space which forms TraffordCity and includes some of the most successful and high profile leisure brands in the UK such as The Chill Factore, Play Factore, Airkix, David Lloyd and DW Sports.
For more information visit www.towerhotelmanagement.co.uk