Hyatt has announced plans to open two hotels in Manchester including the UK debut of its extended stay brand Hyatt House.
Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and Hyatt House Manchester Oxford Road will be located in the landmark “The Lume” building and both properties are expected to open in 2020.
The Hyatt Regency, the brand’s third UK hotel, will feature 212 rooms plus a restaurant, bar, club lounge, fitness centre and seven meeting rooms. While Hyatt House will offer 116 “apartment-style” living rooms.
The move will help to increase the number of Hyatt branded hotels in the UK up to 11 by 2022.
Felicity Black-Roberts, Hyatt’s vice president of development Europe, said: “Hyatt has been focused on growing its brand presence in the UK, and with Manchester being one of UK’s most important commercial centres, this is a milestone.
“Manchester is also a destination that is increasingly gaining popularity with leisure travellers. The location by the university will allow the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House brands to capitalise on two very different, but important, market segments by allowing guests to choose the right setting for their needs.”
Competition in Manchester’s extended-stay hotel market is set to further hot up with Marriott’s announcement that it will be bringing its Residence Inn brand to the city next year.
Marriott is to rebrand and refurbish the existing Northern Quarters Serviced Apartments Manchester with the Residence Inn set to open in late 2020.
The 155-room hotel, which is located within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly station, will offer a range of one and two-bedroom apartments with kitchen facilities.
During this phased refurbishment, the property will operate 84 serviced apartments under the Northern Quarters brand.