Construction starts on new 412-bedroom hotel at Airport City Manchester

The hotel district is set to comprise a cluster of nine new properties offering more than 2,400 new hotel rooms

Airport City Manchester has commenced work on the construction of a brand new 412-bedroom TRIBE hotel, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

Set in the heart of Airport City Manchester’s hotel district, TRIBE will be the third new hotel to be built at the development, following the 280-bed Holiday Inn and a 262-bed Ibis Budget which are due to open in Summer 2022.

Once complete, the nine-storey, 12,300m2 TRIBE hotel will feature 412 rooms and suites, restaurant and bar, a gym, and a crew lounge for airline staff.

The 24-month build programme is being undertaken by MY Construction who were awarded the £42m contract in 2021, with the hotel expected to be fully operational in early 2024.

Built at the foot of the £6m pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Airport City with Wythenshawe, TRIBE forms part of the wider hotel district which is set to comprise a cluster of nine new properties offering more than 2,400 new hotel rooms.

Airport City Manchester is the landmark £1 billion development project adjacent to Manchester Airport and comprising of five million square feet of offices, hotels, advanced manufacturing, logistics facilities, and retail space. 

It will see the creation of circa 15,000 jobs – with work on the site already underway, including most recently the completion of a new £15 million link road and further infrastructure development, including the new £6 million foot and cycle bridge linking the development site with the airport’s rail, bus and Metrolink interchange.

“Seeing construction commence on our third hotel on-site is another fantastic landmark at Airport City Manchester,” said Gareth Jackson, Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

“The hotel district is a key element of the development, providing a crucial amenity cluster between The Hut Group campus, the wider business district, and one of the UK’s busiest airports.

“Bringing TRIBE to site demonstrates our on-going commitment to catering for those quality and forward-thinking brands looking for the scale, opportunity and connectivity that Airport City Manchester offers occupiers and we’re looking forward the hotel opening in 2024.”

Launched in 2019 by the Accor Group, whose other brands include Mercure, Sofitel and Novotel, Accor stated their new portfolio of TRIBE hotels would offer a “high-quality experience at an affordable price,” with a “carefully curated offer that focuses on style rather than price.”


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