Accor has announced plans for the first property under its midscale lifestyle Tribe brand in England.

The nine-floor new-build hotel will be located on Chicago Avenue as part of Airport City Manchester, around 400 metres from Manchester airport’s Terminal 2.

It will feature 412 rooms and suites, as well as four restaurants and bars, a gym, and a crew lounge for airline staff.

Planning permission has been granted for the property, with construction due to start later this year, although this will depend on the coronavirus situation. The development is expected to take two years to complete, giving a current scheduled opening date of 2022.

The Tribe brand was launched in 2019, with Accor stating at the time that it would offer a “high-quality hotel experience at an affordable price,” with a “carefully curated offer that focuses on style rather than price.”

There is currently one Tribe property in Perth, Australia, with plans for over 150 hotels worldwide over the next five years.

Last year Business Traveller reported that the first Tribe property in the UK had been signed in Glasgow.

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Other target cities for the brand include Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and London.

Accor said that “Tribe is designed to welcome guests by providing them with everything they need and nothing they don’t in vibrant living spaces, centred on a welcoming lobby area, and guest rooms offering the utmost comfort and latest technology”.

“The brand has a distinct design-led approach, appealing to guests by combining the laid back feeling of a trendy urban hub, creative workspaces and the relaxation of home, serving both travellers and the local community.”

Commenting on the news Jonathan Haigh, managing director, MAG Property, and development leader for Airport City Manchester, said:

“We are delighted Accor has chosen our scheme for its largest Tribe to date. It’s an exciting new brand to this market and as we look forward to a time when the Covid 19 crisis is behind us, we expect the new Tribe hotel to be extremely well received by guests, not only airport users for whom it is exceptionally well located for terminal access, but also for the business occupiers of Airport City Manchester and wider region who will benefit from enhanced amenity. ”

For our recent round-up of new and forthcoming hotels in Manchester, see:

New and upcoming Manchester hotels