Combined, the two hotels have 542 beds. Credit: via Manchester Airport

Construction completes on £45m Airport City Manchester hotels

Beijing Construction Engineering Group International has wrapped its work on the Ibis Budget and Holiday Inn hotels.

Located next to the bus, tram and rail station for Manchester Airport, the two hotels will offer a combined 542 beds to the area. BCEGI was awarded the £45m construction contract for the hotels in 2019, beginning construction in January 2020.

Now that practical completion has been reached, both hotels are in the middle of fit-out. Ibis Budget Manchester Airport is set to open in August, while Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will be operational in September.

The Holiday Inn has 280 rooms and boasts an open lobby with a bar, lounge and business centre. The hotel also has ground-floor meeting rooms, a pre-function lounge and Turkish restaurant Firin. Many of the rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows offering guests a view of the Manchester Airport runway.

Ibis Budget has 262 rooms across seven floors.

“Reaching practical completion on both the Holiday Inn and Ibis Budget hotels is another great landmark moment at Airport City Manchester,” said Gareth Jackson, group property managing director at Manchester Airports.

BCEGI lead director Dongwen Yu praised his team’s work on the project.

“I’m delighted we have successfully delivered the new ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels despite the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19,” Yu said. “The practical completion is a culmination of a great deal of hard work by the team, supply chains and all parties involved.”

The two hotels are the first in a future nine-hotel cluster to be built around the airport. When finished, the £250m hotel district will have a total of more than 2,400 hotel rooms.

MY Construction is at work building the third hotel in the cluster. The 132,400 sq ft Tribe hotel is part of the Accor Group, which also includes the Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel brands.

The £42m Tribe will complete in early 2024 and will have 412 rooms, a restaurant, bar, gym and an airline staff crew lounge.

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Looks amazing wow wow wow wow

By Anonymous

Absolutely ghastly.

By 1981

Is this for the people queuing up to stay at while they are delayed by security?

By Just saying


By Anonymous

Oh Dear

By Anonymous

Typifies the mood around that place at the minute drab and grey. Functional but pretty ugly buildings.

By DriveLid

Impressive thats a lot of Hotel rooms now. I hope the Airport continues with it recruiting and keeps those queues to sensible levels.

By Anonymous

does the queue for security go through these buildings?

By Disgruntled Goat

Ringway Airport is truly GRIM

By Anonymous

Fair play. They’ve built some extra hotels. I suppose the demand for these is likely to come from travellers who have missed their flights due to security queues. But overall this airport is a monumental embarrassment to our region. It’s sad that our political leaders in the form of the City Councils and GMCA sheepishly tick off the Airport but in reality say little because they themselves our shareholders. They should be furious at a wasted opportunity to fly the regional flag and actually be proud of our area. Instead (at best) it’s a dreary money grabbing hassle full experience.

By Anonymous

What has happened to the 2 hilton hotels that were supossedly been built at the same time

By James Lythe

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