Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has opened a second hotel in Manchester after taking on the management contract of what was formerly the Princess on Portland hotel.
Renamed as the Macdonald Townhouse Hotel, the 85-bedroom Grade II-listed property has undergone a £3.5m renovation to create an intimate boutique ambiance in contrast to the 338-bedroom Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa.
Stephanie Hocking, regional managing director, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said that with two hotels in Manchester it was important to create two completely different products.
"Particular attention has been placed on the hotel's 85 bedrooms and versatile dining space, 101 Brasserie, which offers regionally inspired modern British dishes," she said.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts now has 48 properties in the UK.
By Janet Harmer
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