The 137-bedroom hotel is the fifth for the Dakota Group, a partnership between Leeds-based Evans Property Group and hotelier Ken McCulloch who masterminded the Malmaison brand.
The Manchester hotel forms part of Evans’ strategic plans to bring Dakota brand hotels to all major UK cities within five years.
It follows openings in Leeds and Glasgow earlier this year and previous hotels at Eurocentral on the outskirts of Glasgow and South Queensferry, Edinburgh.
Evans acquired the Piccadilly Basin site from Town Centre Securities (TCS), the regeneration experts behind the £300m waterside mixed-use scheme adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station and proposed future terminal of the HS2.
The design-led hotel will incorporate 20 suites including an extensive 1000+ sq ft penthouse with roof top garden terrace, thought to be one of the largest in Manchester City Centre.
The Suites will include a number featuring rooftop garden terraces, separate lounge areas, dressing rooms and steam showers. The penthouse “Grand Deluxe Suite” also includes a sauna, a feature fire and separate dining area.
At the heart of the hotel will be the 104-cover Dakota Bar & Grill which will feature external seating terraces, complemented by a bar, a Champagne Room and outdoor seating terraces
Alan Syers, Portfolio Director at Evans Property Group, said: “The Dakota Deluxe hotels at Leeds and Glasgow have performed exceptionally well.
“The expansion of the boutique hotel brand enables us to bring a new offering to the Manchester hotel leisure market with an experience unlike any other in the city.”