The expansion of Manchester’s Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel into the Theatre Royal building next door remains an aspiration for the parent company despite the expected start on site this year not materialising.
Proposals have been mooted for the vacant site next to the upmarket hotel for several years by hotel owner Edwardian Group London, which acquired the extension site from Benmore in 2012. Reports in late 2014 suggested construction work would begin this year.
Dearbhla MacFadden, group director of marketing, Edwardian Group London, said: “We continue to have ambitious plans for the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester. We enjoy playing a key role in the city as its only five star hotel and we’ve had more than a decade of success here. Looking forward we want to keep building on our great reputation with top-class rooms and meeting facilities, excellent restaurants and award-winning service. 2016 is going to be an exciting year for us, with new experiences for our guests that we’ll soon be able to share full details about.”
Edwardian Group London owns 13 hotels including Radisson Blu Leicester Square in London which it is planning to rebuild.
The group would not confirm the design or start date for the expansion in Manchester and said the proposals were yet to be confirmed. The company bought the hotel at the old Free Trade Hall from administrators in 2011.