Dublin Hotel Group Dalata Expands Into Manchester's Gay Village
The development, on the northern edge of the city's Gay Village, comes ahead of controversial decisions on a strategic planning framework for the area which some local campaigners fear will dilute the area's unique character.
The deal with Manchester-based Property Alliance will see the creation of a 329-bed, four-star hotel on the site of the former Co-Op office, Telephone House, at the junction of Portland Street and Sackville Street. A planning application, via a Property Alliance vehicle, has now been submitted to Manchester City Council.
The existing 13-storey block at 50 Portland St. will be demolished and replaced by a 16-storey block.
The hotel — part of the Clayton brand, according to paperwork submitted with the planning application — will be the second Dalata outlet in the city, after their Manchester Airport hotel.
The current proposal replaces a 2015 planning consent to refurbish the office block and develop a smaller hotel and casino.
Today the U.K. accounts for around 21% of Dalata's turnover.