New opening dates have been set for the ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels near Manchester Airport.
The Chinese state-owned company Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI), has completed the works of the hotels which will now be equipped. BCEGI is a joint venture partner in Airport City Manchester.
The ibis budget is expected to open in August while the Holiday Inn will be launched in September.
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Together, the hotels are expected to provide 542 beds and create approximately 350 jobs.
The next phase of development at Airport City Manchester is already underway with the construction of a brand new 12,300m2 TRIBE hotel.
Gareth Jackson, Managing Director of Group Properties at Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said: “The practical completion of the Holiday Inn and ibis budget hotels is another major milestone at Airport City Manchester.
“They are the first in a series of global hotel brands that will provide a range of additional facilities and amenities to the airport campus, as well as a range of employment opportunities for locals.
“Alongside the work that is beginning on TRIBE, these new hotels underscore the continued progress being made at Airport City Manchester.”
Dongwen Yu, BCEGI Senior Manager, added, “I am delighted that we have successfully delivered the new ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels despite the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. Practical completion is the culmination of hard work by the team, supply chains and all parties involved.”
Part of the Accor group, whose other brands include Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel, the nine-story TRIBE hotel is due for completion in early 2024 and will feature 412 rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, gym and lounge. the crew for airline personnel.