InterContinental Hotels Group’s CEO Returns Home to Open Holiday Inn Manchester MediaCityUK

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    The 25th November saw the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Andy Cosslett, return to his home town of Manchester to open the new Holiday Inn Manchester MediaCityUK. The 218 bedroom hotel, owned and operated by Peel Leisure, is in the heart of MediaCityUK in Salford Quays. The hotel has good transport links. It’s a twenty minute drive from Manchester Airport. The new waterside tram station and link road with the M602 also make it easy to reach.

    The hotel has a gym and three meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 40 people. Guests can choose to dine in The Green Room Restaurant which serves British food, or the Hub Bar for a light meal.

    MediaCityUK, a £650million Peel Media development, is a vibrant waterside community for workers, residents, students and visitors. The first phase of the development is 36 acres (roughly the size of 18 football pitches) and includes office space, a state-of-the art studio building, shops, restaurants, apartments, a five-acre public piazza, and the Holiday Inn.

    From 2011, the BBC is relocating more than 2,300 staff to MediaCityUK. BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, Children’s Sport, Learning, and Future Media and Technology will move from London to MediaCityUK in addition to all the BBC’s existing Manchester operations.

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    Daniel Fountain / 29.11.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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