Hilton Worldwide's value hotel brand Hampton by Hilton is pitching to develop a 221-room hotel in the centre of Manchester as part of wider plans to have around 50 Hampton by Hilton hotels in the UK by 2020.
Planning permission for the franchised property has been lodged by Blackpool-based Create Developments, which is also behind Hampton by Hilton's latest 130-room hotel development in Blackpool.
The split-level, seven- and nine-storey hotel, which is the city's first Hampton by Hilton, will be built on a vacant lot in the Ancoats area between Rochdale Road, Ludgate Hill and Sharp Street, close to the city's new Noma neighbourhood.
The planning application lodged with Manchester City Council states that the hotel, designed by Tim Groom Architects, aims to target the business and leisure market in Manchester, offering a contemporary, value hotel close to Manchester's city centre.
The hotel, which is expected to create 40 jobs, will also offer 20 car parking spaces, 22 cycle spaces, reception area, meeting room facilities, gym, bar and a limited service restaurant offering continental breakfast only.
The Manchester hotel will be Hampton by Hilton's 20th hotel in its UK portfolio. It recently opened a Hampton by Hilton hotel in Glasgow and is set to open two more in Dundee and Blackpool as part of wider plans which will see it open another 30 Hampton by Hilton hotels in the UK by the end of 2020.
Create Developments, which also owns Create Construction, has worked with Hilton Worldwide and InterContinental Hotels Group on a number of hotel developments in the UK.
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