First dual-branded hotel to open in Manchester with ‘tremendous confidence’

crowne plaza staybridge suites cgiTHE first dual-branded hotel under one roof in the north of England is on course to open in Manchester early next year.

Containing a 212-room Crowne Plaza and 116-room Staybridge Suites, it will be located in a 19-storey building on Corridor Manchester just off Oxford Road.  Both brands are part of the IHG portfolio.

Crowne Plaza, which will feature a 120-cover restaurant, seven meeting rooms catering for over 200 delegates and a gym, is spread over 11-storeys from the ground up.

Extended stay brand Staybridge Suites – which is opening in Manchester for the first time – is located on the upper eight floors and will offer a mix of studio and one bedroom suites.

“The dual-brand double-pack concept is extremely exciting as it isn’t something that has been offered to people staying in Manchester before,” said General Manager Andrew Fletcher at a topping-out ceremony attended by the new management team.

“We are very different to any other hotel in the city region. What we have is two brands that very much complement each other and ultimately give people different options to what they have had before.

“Being located just off Oxford Road, within Corridor Manchester and next to the Alliance Manchester Business School on the University of Manchester campus, gives us tremendous confidence in our offer.”

Melanie Thompson, formerly of The Lowry Hotel, will be the dual-branded hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing while Heather Tsopanou and Rebecca Unsworth have been appointed as Revenue Manager and HR and Training Culture Coach respectively.

“We are currently undertaking a recruitment push for both full-time and part time staff as excitement ahead of the opening grows,” added Fletcher.

 

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