German chain Meininger aims to launch in northern England by 2022
The Meininger property set to launch soon in Manchester
German budget hotel chain Meininger aims to branch out to northern England in collaboration with York-based developer S Harrison
The successful German hotel and hostel operator has revealed plans to open its first site in the city of Manchester in the north of England in collaboration with York-based developer S Harrison.
By August this year, the operating company is set to submit the final plans for the property together with architects from 3DReid.
Steady steps towards international growth
The 12-storey, 212-bedroom hotel on Great Ancoats Street will have 785 beds in room types including doubles, private multiple-bed rooms and dormitories.
There will also be a reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar, as well as guest kitchens and a game room. If all goes according to plan, Meininger’s newest property is expected to open in January 2022.
Meininger has been steadily growing over the past years. In 2006 the group opened its first London branch in Hyde Park and is now eyeing an expansion to the US with a launch in Washington DC.
A first for both Meininger and S Harrison
On top of being Meininger’s first hotel in the North, it will also be S Harrison’s first project in Manchester. In the UK, the developer has contributed to several hotels including a 127-bedroom Travelodge in Lincoln and a 46-bedroom Hotel du Vin in Stratford.
S Harrison’s managing director, Ann Scott, said of the project: “This is our first development in Manchester, and we have worked closely with respected Manchester based planning consultants Turley, and architects 3D Reid, to bring the scheme forward. It’s expected that 21 new full-time jobs will be created once the hotel is complete.”
“We are actively looking for more sites in the North West and are focussing on identifying off-market opportunities. Our independence, cash reserves and sound financial standing allow us to move quickly and decisively, often bringing to fruition schemes where others have seen no potential, or where others have tried and stalled,” she went on to say.
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