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HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FIRST TWO HYATT-BRANDED HOTELS IN MANCHESTER
The project will mark the entry of Hyatt’s extended stay brand Hyatt House into the United Kingdom and the third hotel under the Hyatt Regency brand in the UK
CHICAGO (9 September 2019) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Ewart Manchester Properties Limited, a majority owned subsidiary of M&L Hospitality, for Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road to be located in UK’s third biggest city. The 328-room combined Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House hotels which will be located in the landmark building “The Lume”, is expected to open in 2020 and will bring the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels in the UK to eleven.
“We are excited to announce plans to work with M&L Hospitality to introduce two of our Hyatt brands to Manchester”, said Felicity Black-Roberts, vice president of development Europe, Hyatt. “Hyatt has been focused on growing its brand presence in the UK, and with Manchester being one of UK’s most important commercial centers, this is a milestone. Manchester is also a destination which is increasingly gaining popularity with leisure travelers. The location by the University will allow the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House brands to capitalize on two very different but important market segments by allowing guests to choose the right setting for their needs.”
Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road will provide seamless experiences for both business and leisure travelers alike. The 212 room hotel will feature a 120-seat restaurant, bar, club lounge, and a fully equipped 24-hour fitness center. An array of flexible meeting spaces create the perfect backdrop for any occasion, from weddings to conferences and social events, including seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms catering for over 200 delegates. For travelers looking for more extended stays, Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road will provide a fresh approach for long-term guests looking to continue their work and personal routines while on the road. The hotel will provide its guests with spacious, apartment-style living with a modern, comfortable design to make them feel at home.
The hotels will be located in the University Quarter, a ten minute walk from the city center and in close proximinity to the Manchester Oxford Road railway station, which links the city to the rest of northern England. Manchester has been a key part of the “Northern Powerhouse” strategy aimed at driving both major corporations and start-ups to the city. Furthermore, the city receives over one million international visitors a year, demonstrating its global appeal.
“We are proud to be working with Hyatt again to introduce their brands to the global city of Manchester”, said Neil Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of M&L Hospitality.