The hotelier has put forward a planning application for its first hotel in the North of England in Manchester with proposals to build a 12-storey scheme on Great Ancoats Street.
Working with developer S Harrison, Meininger has put forward its application for the 212-room hybrid hotel, designed by architect 3DReid.
This includes a mix of rooms including private rooms and dormitories and will provide 785 beds in total. The developer and the operator revealed initial proposals for the scheme in June this year, and has now advanced the plans to application stage, working with consultant Turley.
Along with a mix of rooms there will also be a reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room, and bar, as well as guest kitchens and a games room. Subject to planning, the hotel is expected to open in January 2022.
The proposed site of the hotel is currently used as a surface car park and sits between the Ibis Budget Hotel, the 20,000 sq ft Fabrica office, and X1’s The Plaza.
As well as being Meininger’s first hotel in the North, it will also be S Harrison’s first project in Manchester. The developer has delivered a number of hotels across the UK including a 127-bedroom Travelodge in Lincoln and a 46-bedroom Hotel du Vin in Stratford.
S Harrison managing director, Ann Scott, said: “As well as bringing a leading hotel operator to Manchester, this development will complement all the regeneration work that has taken place in recent years in this popular part of the city, which is just a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.
“We’ve used our vast experience working in the hotel and leisure sector to create this opportunity, bring the scheme forward and submit a planning application for our first Manchester development. We’re now already looking for further opportunities in the North West.”
Earlier this month, Place North West also revealed Meininger would be looking to open its debut hotel in Liverpool; this will be a three-star, 90-bedroom hotel at 1 Union Court on Cook Street in the city centre, where an existing office building will be converted into hotel rooms. There will also be a rooftop extension to accommodate additional rooms.
Meininger has 26 hotels across Europe; it opened its first hotel in London’s Hyde Park in 2006, and is also planning to expand into the United States with a hotel in Washington DC.
Other UK sites are also identified by the operator including Belfast, Cambridge, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.