When discussing the project pipeline in the United Kingdom, one is often tempted to solely focus on London, one of the great hospitality cities in the entire world. There are, however, multiple destinations within the United Kingdom where the pipelines are filled with varied and robust projects, according to information from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.
While London is, of course, the most vibrant market in the United Kingdom, places like Belfast and Manchester are also quite healthy when it comes to hotel projects that are underway. A quick look at the numbers is enough to reveal that, with London’s pipeline currently containing 85 projects, while Manchester has 17 underway and Belfast has 12. In total, the United Kingdom is home to 238 projects, with 99 of those slated to debut in 2018. Once all of these projects have come to fruition, it will mean an addition of 37,908 rooms in the UK.
To truly understand what this growth will look like, it behooves the savvy hotel owner to stay abreast of some of the marquee projects in the individual markets that make up the hospitality industry in the UK.
With that in mind, let’s take a look:
Let’s start by taking a look at a property outside of London and north a ways in Manchester. The Motel One Manchester Dickinson Street is currently in the pre planning phase, with its scheduled completion set for sometime in 2020. This is actually sort of a two in one project, as the ground level and eight upper floors of this property will be part of the Motel One, and the floors above will be considered a separate project called Staycity Hotel [READ MORE…]
Motel One Glasgow
Sticking with the same brand, but still not delving in to the London market, we have the Motel One Glasgow, which is currently under construction and slated to debut in the first quarter of 2018. When it does, it will rise 13 stories and feature a double height foyer and two setback penthouse levels. It will also have a total of 374 rooms [READ MORE…]
Belfast Grand Central Hotel
For those who are unfamiliar with the United Kingdom, Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. The Belfast Grand Central Hotel is currently under construction there after Hasting Hotels bought Windsor House, Ireland’s tallest office block, in the city center. The company is, of course, converting the property into a hotel, or we wouldn’t be discussing it here. It’s currently slated to open in the third quarter of 2018, offering 304 rooms for guests [READ MORE…]
Hard Rock Hotel London
Finally, we get to a property in the United Kingdom’s marquee city with the Hard Rock Hotel London. This hotel is slated to open in the second quarter of 2019, and when it does it will feature a whopping 900 rooms for guests, making it easily the largest hotel on our list [READ MORE…]
More information about UK Hotel Projects can be found on TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information of hotel construction in the international hospitality industry.