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March/April 2019

Jurys Inn and Leonardo to open Bristol property

The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

The Fattal Hotel Group has announced that it has signed a lease agreement to open a new property in Bristol that will be managed by Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland.

The 85,575 sqft hotel will be part of the Glassfields development situated on Temple Way, close to the city’s business district. It will mark the Jurys Inn and Leonardo group’s debut in Bristol.

As part of the Glassfields development, the hotel will also include new office space and shopping outlets alongside 200 guest rooms. Each room will feature a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee “refreshment docks” and en suite bathrooms. The site will also offer a restaurant and bar, meeting facilities and a 24/7 staffed reception.

Fattal Hotel Group has made a number of UK acquisitions in recent months, including the Midland Hotel and a site on Adair Street in Manchester and the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. The company plans to invest £32 million in the redevelopment and expansion of the existing Jurys Inn Edinburgh and its neighbouring site, which will convert an adjacent listed building into a new 131-room Nyx Hotels property.

The group also recently announced it had acquired the leases for four Grange Hotels properties in central London, which will be rebranded under the Jurys Inn and Leonardo and Nyx portfolios.

Jason Carruthers, MD of Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, said: “This is a truly exciting time as we expand our offering in the UK with this key site in a major city like Bristol. Our group of hotels are well-known for their great facilities and excellent customer service, which as individual brands and collectively continue to perform very strongly.”

Commenting on the group’s recent growth, Carruthers added: “2018 was another year of substantial growth for Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, and we have ambitious plans to continue this in 2019 across the group as we offer an exceptional experience in fantastic city centre locations across the UK.

“We continue to look to grow and strengthen the Leonardo brand and hotel network and will pursue further appropriate and commercially attractive new potential development and acquisition opportunities as they arise.”

There is no opening date for the Bristol property, but construction on the Glassfields development began earlier this year.

jurysinns.com

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