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IHG to open Holiday Inn at Manchester's MediaCityUK complex

29 October 2009 by
IHG to open Holiday Inn at Manchester's MediaCityUK complex

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal to open a new Holiday Inn hotel at the MediaCityUK development in Manchester.

The 218-room hotel, with a bar, restaurant, gym facilities and meeting rooms, is expected to begin operating in autumn 2010.

MediaCityUK, a brand new development on Salford Quays, will be the home to 2,500 BBC staff from five departments, when it opens in 2011.

Phase 1 of MediaCityUK, which is being developed by Peel Group, will cover more than 36-acres of land alongside the Manchester Ship Canal. The site will be home to one of Europe's biggest high definition studio facilities, along with a waterfront piazza capable of holding upwards of 5,000 people.

Bryan Gray, chairman of Peel Media, the division of Peel Group that will run the development, said: "We're creating a true city environment here at Salford Quays, and the Holiday Inn will be an important part of the wider MediaCityUK community."

Andrew Gill, vice president of development for IHG, added: "Signing the Holiday Inn Manchester MediaCityUK in such a tough economic climate is testament to the strength of the Holiday Inn brand."

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By Daniel Thomas

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