Two hotels at Manchester airport approaching completion

New photos show two new hotel developments close to completion at Manchester Airport. The construction of the four-star Holiday Inn and three-star Ibis began in January 2020; the £45 million scheme is aimed at supporting the future development of the Airport City Manchester district and its predicted passenger and short-stay visitor growth.

Chapman Taylor is acting as Executive Architect on the developments located on an island site immediately opposite Terminal 2. The two landmark buildings at Airport City Manchester will create a gateway to Terminal 2, aiding navigation into the airport from the airport spur and presenting high-quality design to the external road network.

The 280-room Holiday Inn Manchester Airport will feature the brand’s signature Open Lobby, which combines the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge and business centre into one versatile area. It will also feature a new full-service restaurant located on the ground floor, which has been designed to attract guests from both hotels.

Design concepts

Room types including standard, twin, family, executive and accessible will be offered across six floors, while the southern corner of the sixth floor has been tailored to create a terrace for guests, overlooking the airfield. Meanwhile, the seventh floor will feature a canopied terrace and crew lounge which will look north over Airport City Manchester towards Manchester city centre.

The new ibis Budget Manchester Airport will offer 262 rooms over seven levels. The hotel will offer four room types – Double, Triple, Twin and Accessible. Ibis Budget offers its guests comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi and a gourmet breakfast buffet.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active in role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Director, UK

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became a Director in 2022. She is responsible for leading the UK Technical Group and coordinating ISO 14001 and 9001 in the Manchester studio.

She has over 20 years’ experience, with a particular focus on leading the technical design delivery and design management of major projects in the UK and internationally across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Leisure / Retail / Higher Education / Specialist Fit Out / Design Delivery / Design Management

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