The sixth floor of the new Holiday Inn will offer guests a seat by the airfield and the view of a majestic A380 soaring into the blue.
Construction of the 280-bed Holiday Inn is nearing completion, alongside the completion of a new Ibis Budget.
Both, due to open early next year, are in the ‘airport district’ of Airport City – a £ 1 billion project next to the hub with offices, retail space , logistics facilities and advanced manufacturing.
Together they will create 542 hotel beds and, most importantly – at a time when Manchester airport has been crippled by the pandemic – 350 jobs.
The new ‘Holiday Inn Manchester Airport’ will feature an open lobby, bar, lounge and business center, as well as a restaurant for guests of both hotels.
Room types including Standard, Twin, Family, Executive and Accessible will be offered on six floors, while the south corner of the sixth floor will house this terrace for guests, overlooking the airfield.
The seventh floor will feature a four poster terrace and crew lounge which will look north of Manchester Airport towards the city center.
Construction of the sites, which are part of Airport City’s £ 250million ‘hotel district’, continued despite the pandemic.
The district will also include a 9-story, 412-room hotel and restaurant, managed by TRIBE, which obtained a building permit last year. The brand is part of the Accor group, which also owns Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel.
The £ 45million project to build the 280-bed Holiday Inn and 262-bed Ibis was led by Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) and work began in January last year.
The developments are adjacent to Manchester Airport and in the heart of Manchester City Airport.
Within walking distance of the airport transportation hub, they will be part of a larger hotel district with nine new buildings and a total of 2,400 hotel rooms.
Dongwen Yu, Principal Director of BCEGI, said: “As the prime contractor and joint venture partner, we are delighted to see these two new hotels at Airport City Manchester stand out.
“The team did an exceptional job maintaining construction on site and ensuring that those involved were able to work safely in accordance with government guidelines.
“Along with the recent opening of the brand new pedestrian and cycle bridge, these latest additions are another good indication of the progress being made at Airport City Manchester. ”
Gareth Jackson, managing director of Group Property at Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said the closing ceremonies marked an “important milestone”.
He added: “These two globally recognized brands represent the first in a series of hotels that will make up our £ 250million hotel district, which is expected to provide a range of additional facilities and amenities to the campus. airport, as a meeting space. and a new supply of food and drink, as well as employment opportunities for the local population.
The new Ibis Budget Manchester Airport will offer 262 rooms spread over seven levels. The hotel will offer four types of rooms: double, triple, twin and accessible. The Ibis Budget offers its guests comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi and a buffet breakfast.
These latest additions to Airport City Manchester mark the latest milestone in progress to £ 1billion and follow the recent opening of the all-new £ 6million pedestrian and cycle bridge over the side road of the M56 motorway.
Airport City is expected to create around 15,000 jobs.