Fattal Hotel Group has announced plans for a second Manchester property under its growing Leonardo Hotel brand.

The group has acquired a site on the city’s Adair Street close to Piccadilly station, on which it will develop a 275-room Leonardo property, featuring a bar, restaurant and gym.

Fattal said that “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”.

The hotel will be developed by Capital and Centric and is scheduled to open in 2021.

It will join the city’s Midland Hotel, which was recently acquired by Fattal and which will be rebranded as a Leonardo property as part of an £11 million renovation project.

Manchester’s iconic Midland Hotel to join Leonardo group

Last month Fattal Hotel Group also announced plans to rebrand The Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton under its Leonardo Hotels offering.

And earlier this year the group said it would invest £32 million in an Edinburgh development which will see an existing Jurys Inn hotel expanded, and a new NYX property added on adjacent land.