Hyatt Signs to Open Dual Branded Property in Manchester, UK

Main Photo: The new dual-branded Hyatt hotels, Manchester

Date: September 2019

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester, UK

Name: Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road – opening 2020

No. of Keys: 212 and 116

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Hyatt 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, both of which will be located in Manchester, UK.

M&L Hospitality is a Singapore-based real estate investment platform with an international portfolio of hotels. Since 2009 M&L Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to 19 hotel properties across the Asia-Pacific and European regions, targeting 20 hotel properties by the end of 2019.

They are operated by international brands, including Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Radisson Hotel Group.

The Hyatt Regency hotel and the Hyatt House hotel will both be located in the landmark building “The Lume,” and are expected to open in 2020, which would bring the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels in the U.K. to 11 by 2022.

“We are excited to announce plans to work with M&L Hospitality to introduce two of Hyatt’s 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 centres, this is a milestone.

Manchester is also a destination that is increasingly gaining popularity with leisure travellers. The location by the university will allow the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House brands to capitalise 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 bring the Hyatt Regency brand’s signature empathetic service and energising experiences to business and leisure guests alike. The 212-room hotel will feature a 120-seat restaurant, bar, club lounge, and a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel will also offer seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms that can cater to more than 200 delegates.

For travellers looking for an extended visit, Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road will provide 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 10-minute walk from the city centre and in close proximity 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 its brands to the global city of Manchester,” said Neil Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of M&L Hospitality.

THPT Comment: Good to see Hyatt expanding into Manchester after several years of just being in London and Birmingham in the UK and M&L Hospitality’s debut into the UK.

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