New £45million Clayton Hotel opens in Manchester city center and creates nearly 90 jobs
One of Ireland’s largest hotel groups has opened a new £45million location in Manchester city centre, creating nearly 90 jobs.
Dalata Hotel Group has launched the four-star, 18-story Clayton Hotel in Portland Street which comprises 329 rooms.
The hotel, which has created 87 jobs, also has five meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 153 delegates.
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The main contractor for the construction was Russell WBHO on behalf of Property Alliance Group.
The site previously housed a 12-storey office building which was demolished as part of the project.
The site is the group’s second in the region along with the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport.
Next month, Dalata, which also owns Maldron Hotels, will open Maldron Hotel in the city center.
Dermot Crowley, Managing Director of Dalata Hotel Group, said: “This is the first of six new hotels we are opening in the first half of this year.
“Four of these hotels are in the UK. We have four other properties in our UK hotel portfolio, which shows our continued commitment to our UK expansion strategy. other opportunities in major UK cities.
“Dalata has been present in Manchester since 2015 with the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport.
“By the end of February this year we will have a Clayton and Maldron hotel in the city center and construction is expected to start this year for another Maldron hotel on Chapel Street in the city.
“Clayton Hotel Manchester City Center was made possible through the hard work of our partners on the project – Russells WHBO who built the hotel, Property Alliance Group who put the project together as developers and Aviva who funded the scheme. I hope we can work together again on future projects.
“We recognize the current challenges of recruiting and retaining people in the hospitality industry as a result of Covid.
“We seek to overcome these challenges by providing opportunities for people to develop their careers in Dalata within a culture of integrity, fairness and inclusion.
“We have assembled a great team under the leadership of General Manager Filiz Smith, who left the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport where she had been Deputy General Manager since 2018.
“Many team members have moved to the hotel from other hotels in Dalata UK.
“I look forward to seeing this new hotel become an established part of the Manchester community in the months and years to come.”
Sheona Southern, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, added: “The opening of this brand new 329 bedroom hotel is a significant sign of confidence in the strength of the visitor economy in Greater Manchester and in particular the city centre. city of Manchester, as well as a significant level of investment along the Portland Street corridor.
“I wish the team every success with their opening and we at Marketing Manchester look forward to working in partnership to promote the hotel as a business and leisure travel destination.”
Alex Russell, Managing Director of Property Alliance Group, said: “The opening of the Clayton Hotel is the culmination of years of planning and hard work by the entire project team.
“We knew the site would be the ideal location for a hotel of this caliber and worked with our partners to deliver it quickly and efficiently, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
“It’s fantastic to see the team’s efforts paying off and the Clayton Hotel starting to welcome its first visitors from Manchester.”