Intercontinental Hotels Group will open a dual Crowne Plaza / Staybridge Suites development in Manchester towards the end of next year.
The 210-room Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road and 116-room Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road are being built as part of Manchester University’s £1 billion campus development.
The Staybridge Suites will feature a 24-hour business centre, fitness room, laundry room, free wifi and a 24-hour convenience store.
The two hotels, which will adjoin Manchester Business School’s new two-storey Executive Education Centre, will take the number of IHG properties in Manchester to 21.
Philip Lassman, IHG’s director of development for the UK & Ireland, said: “Manchester is a key city for us and it’s great to see an appetite for our extended stay brand Staybridge Suites here.
“Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road will be our third Crowne Plaza hotel in Manchester and the brand, with its renowned meeting facilities and focus on supporting people who travel for success, is really gaining momentum across the UK.”
Both hotels will operate under a franchise agreement with M&L Hospitality and will be managed by Cycas Hospitality.
IHG opened its second Staybridge Suites in London earlier this year (see news, January 29).