Fattal Hotel Group has acquired the site on Adair Street, Manchester, to develop a new hotel, marking the group’s second deal in the city following its recent purchase of the Midland Hotel in October.
Scheduled to be completed in early 2021, the new hotel will be operated by Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, and will be branded as a Leonardo Hotel. Fattal has retained regeneration specialist Capital and Centric to develop the 110,000 sq ft hotel, which will feature 275 bedrooms, a gym, as well as a bar and restaurant.
Earlier this year Manchester City Council approved a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around the proposed hotel, with the intention of transforming the corner of the city into a “new urban quarter, providing a mix of commercial and residential uses”.
In October, Fattal announced that it had partnered in the flagship acquisition of the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester, and the Four Star Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton, which have both joined the expanding portfolio of Leonardo Hotels in the UK.
Jason Carruthers, MD of Leonardo and Jurys Inn Hotels UK and Ireland, said: ”We are delighted to have secured this prime new location as we continue to increase our offering in the UK. The opportunity to expand into a vibrant and growing city like Manchester is a great one, and this move serves to strengthen our portfolio and network enormously. We look forward to beginning works as soon as possible, and welcoming our first guests to the hotel.”
The new hotel on Adair Street is part of the Fattal Group’s continued expansion in the UK, managed through Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, which currently operate 45 hotels.