Two new Hyatt-branded hotels are to open at Manchester landmark building, The Lume, next year, taking over sites currently IHG-branded Crowne Plaza (pictured) and Staybridge Suites.
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Ewart Manchester Properties (a M&L Hospitality subsidiary), for Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and Hyatt House Manchester Oxford Road.
The 212-room Hyatt Regency hotel and the 116-room Hyatt House hotel openings will bring the total number of Hyatt-branded hotels in the UK to 11.
Felicity Black-Roberts, Hyatt's vice president of development Europe, said, “We are excited to announce plans to work with M&L Hospitality to introduce two of Hyatt’s brands to Manchester.
'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.”