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Dalata Opens New Hotel

By Dave Simpson

Dalata Hotel Group has opened a new hotel in Manchester.

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The £45 million, 18-storey, four-star Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre, the opening of which has created 87 jobs, is situated on the city's Portland Street, and includes 329 bedrooms, five meeting rooms, a restaurant and bar, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk.

The primary contractor for the new hotel's construction was Russell WBHO on behalf of Property Alliance Group.

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The Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre is Dalata's second hotel in Manchester, following the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport, and its opening will be followed by the opening of the Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre next month.

Dalata Chief Executive Statement

Dalata chief executive Dermot Crowley stated, "This is the first of six new hotels that we are opening in the first half of this year. Four of these hotels are in the UK. We have four further properties in our UK hotel pipeline, showing our continued commitment to our UK expansion strategy. We continue to look for further opportunities in the large cities around the UK.

"Dalata has had a presence in Manchester since 2015 with the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport. By the end of February this year, we will have a Clayton and Maldron hotel in the city centre with construction due to get underway this year for another Maldron Hotel on Chapel Street in the city.

"Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre has been made possible through the hard work of our partners on the project - Russells WHBO, who constructed the hotel, Property Alliance Group, who put together the project as developers, and Aviva, who funded the scheme. I hope that we can work together again on future projects.

"We recognise the current challenges in recruiting and retaining people in the hospitality industry as a result of COVID. We look to overcome these challenges by offering people opportunities to grow their careers in Dalata within a culture of integrity, fairness and inclusion.

"We have assembled a great team under General Manager, Filiz Smith who moved from the Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport where she had been Deputy General Manager since 2018. Many of the team have moved to the hotel from other Dalata hotels in the UK.

"I look forward to seeing this new hotel become an established part of the Manchester community in the coming months and years."

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