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Dalata to open £45m Clayton Hotel in Manchester

The 18-storey hotel comprises a triple height reception area, conference floor, and public areas featuring the No. 55 Restaurant and Bar, all across the first three storeys.

The Dalata Hotel Group is set to open its £45m Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre in January 2022, marking the first time the Clayton Hotel brand has come to the city centre.

The 329-bedroom Clayton Hotel in Portland Street is set to open early in the new year following completion of the 187-week demolition and construction programme conducted by Manchester contractor Russell WBHO.

It comprises a triple height reception area, conference floor, and public areas featuring the No. 55 Restaurant and Bar, all across the first three storeys.

Previously home to a 12-storey office block, the building was removed under a year-long controlled demolition phase as part of the overall £45m full turnkey project.

The hotel is located in the centre of Manchester’s shopping, office and entertainment districts, close to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. It is within distance of China Town, Manchester’s Gay Village, the Northern Quarter’s bars and restaurants, and the central shopping streets.

Paul Maloney, Dalata’s development construction manager, said: “The new Clayton Manchester is an exceptional addition to our portfolio. We hope that our guests will love the impressive welcome of the triple height atrium, the contemporary design of the building and its rooms, the variety of amenities and the high specification finish evident throughout.”

Gareth Russell, joint managing director of Russell WBHO, added: “The successful delivery of this £45m scheme on time and on budget, despite the challenges of the busy city centre site and the unexpected curveball thrown by Covid, is something the whole project team should be proud of.”

The hotel was developed by Property Alliance Group and funded by Aviva, with Henry Riley acting as the employers agent. Meanwhile, it was designed by Stephenson Studio, with Leach Rhodes Walker as the delivery architect.

The building services design is from Ridge and Partners and A and B Engineering, while WSP is responsible for the structural design.

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