BCEGI and Airport City Manchester have announced the topping out of the new Ibis Budget and Holiday Inn hotels, another construction milestone at the Airport City Manchester.
BCEGI was appointed as the main contractor delivering this £45 million project, forming part of Airport City Manchester’s 250 million hotel district. Construction of the hotels began in January 2020 and are scheduled to open in early 2022.
The new 280-room Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will feature the brand’s signature Open Lobby, which combines the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge and business centre into one versatile area. It will also feature a new full-service restaurant located on the ground floor, which has been designed to attract guests from both hotels. Room types including standard, twin, family, executive and accessible will be offered across six floors, while the southern corner of the sixth floor has been tailored to create a terrace for guests, overlooking the airfield. Meanwhile, the seventh floor will feature a canopied terrace and crew lounge which will look north over Airport City Manchester towards Manchester’s City Centre.
The new Ibis Budget Manchester Airport will offer 262 rooms over seven levels. The hotel will offer four room types – Double, Triple, Twin and Accessible. Ibis Budget offers its guests comfortable rooms, free WI-FI and a gourmet breakfast buffet.
Dongwen Yu, Lead Director, BCEGI, said: “As main contractor and JV partner, we are delighted to see these two new hotels at Airport City Manchester top out. The team has done an exceptional job in maintaining construction on-site, as well as ensuring those involved have been able to work safely within government guidelines. Alongside the recent opening of the brand-new pedestrian and cycle bridge, these latest additions are another great indication of the progress being made at Airport City Manchester.”
On behalf of Airport City Manchester, Gareth Jackson, group property managing director at MAG (Airport Group), said: “Topping out on the Holiday Inn and Ibis hotels is another major milestone at Airport City Manchester. Both of these globally recognised brands represent the first in a series of hotels that will make up our £250 million Hotel District, which is set to provide a range of additional facilities and amenities to the airport campus, such as meeting space and new a food and drink offer, as well as providing employment opportunities for local people.”
These latest additions to Airport City Manchester mark the latest stage of progress at £1 billion development and follow the recent opening of the brand-new £6 million pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M56 motorway spur road.