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Two IHG hotels set for University of Manchester campus

23 February 2015 by
Two IHG hotels set for University of Manchester campus

Two hotels, which will operate under brands from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), are to be developed at the new £1b University of Manchester campus.

M&L Hospitality is taking a 125-year lease on land owned by the University of Manchester for the dual hotel build, which is part of the wider redevelopment of the Manchester Business School (MBS).

Guests to the two new hotels are expected to come from visitors to the MBS and the university, along with long-stay corporate clients.

Philip Lassman, director of development for the UK & Ireland IHG, said: "We're delighted to be developing more hotels with M&L Hospitality. Manchester is a key city for us and it's great to see an appetite for our extended stay brand Staybridge Suites here. Crowne Plaza Manchester - Oxford Road will be our third Crowne Plaza hotel in Manchester."

Professor Fiona Devine, head of MBS, added: "In our 50th anniversary year, our aim is to provide high end accommodation that will have wider benefits for visitors to the University of Manchester, the city and region. The Staybridge Suites hotel in particular offers a range of benefits to our MBA delegates who are often in Manchester for extended periods. Offering longer stays means guests can combine business trips with leisure and are able to visit Manchester and other areas in the North West."

The opening of Crowne Plaza Manchester - Oxford Road and Staybridge Suites Manchester - Oxford Road will take IHG's portfolio of hotels in Manchester to 21.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 697,000 bedrooms in nearly 100 countries, across nine brands include InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.

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