Roomzzz Aparthotel has been selected as the hotel operator for the historic Grade II-listed Corn Exchange building in Manchester city centre.
The Corn Exchange Aparthotel, featuring 114 apartments, will become the second aparthotel for Roomzzz in Manchester, alongside an outlet on Princess Street.
It will become part of a £30m redevelopment programme by the Corn Exchange's owner Aviva Investors and developer Queensberry Real Estate to create a major dining destination on Exchange Square, featuring 17 restaurants. Due to open in early 2016, the hotel will feature Roomzzz new generation rooms which the company launched at its new property in Chester last week.
Mark Walton, head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK, described the partnership with Aviva as an opportunity "to fuse the iconic heritage of Corn Exchange into a beacon for modern lifestyle choices for affordable luxe accommodation in the UK".
"The demand in the city for Roomzzz Aparthotel is substantial - we are running at 100% occupancy week on week, a second location in close proximity is a strategic game-changer for the brand."
Simon Green of Aviva Property Investors Trust added: "The vision is to create a new legacy destination for the city and Roomzzz Aparthotel along with the top class range of restaurants will cement the future fortunes of Corn Exchange and spearhead the regeneration of this part of the city centre."
The restaurants already signed up for the Corn Exchange include Wahaca, Pho, Vapiano, Banyan Kitchen, and Cabana.
As well as Manchester, Roomzzz, which is owned by property company Parklane, is currently located in Leeds and Newcastle, with new opening planned for Stratford in London, Liverpool, York and Harrogate.
Jenics acted for Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate, while Christie & Co acted for Roomzzz.