Dakota Deluxe Manchester Cgi

Dakota targets 2019 opening for Manchester hotel

A planning application has been submitted by a luxury hotel operator for its first Manchester site, delivering 137 bedrooms within the Piccadilly Basin regeneration area.

Dakota Hotels, part of Leeds-based Evans Property Group, acquired a 0.6-acre plot on Ducie Street from Town Centre Securities last year, and announced its plans for the hotel at a consultation event in November.

Designed by KPP Architects, the Dakota Deluxe hotel will include 137 bedrooms of 350 sq ft.

The Dakota concept was developed by hotelier Ken McCulloch, founder of Malmaison Hotels, in partnership with Evans. McCulloch remains involved with the company.

The brand places a strong emphasis on a high-end food and drink offering; the hotel will also feature a 130-cover restaurant, alongside a lounge, bar, and separate champagne bar.

Subject to approval, Dakota is targeting a start on site by the end of 2017, and an opening date of 2019.

The hotel would be the next development site to be brought forward at Piccadilly Basin, along with TCS and Urban Splash’s recent plans to convert Brownsfield Mill into luxury apartments, and the start on site of Burlington House, a 91 apartment scheme designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners.

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