Accor signs first Tribe hotel in England

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UK: Located at Manchester Airport, the hotel is to be developed in partnership with H3 Hotels and will feature 412 rooms.

Marking the brand’s second location in UK, the nine-storey hotel will feature four restaurant and bar areas, working spaces, a gym and a crew lounge for airline staff.

Construction of the new-build hotel is scheduled for later this year, although is subject to COVID-19 considerations. The development is expected to take two years to complete.

Thomas Dubaere, chief operating officer of Accor Northern Europe, said: “The UK remains a priority long-term global market for development, investment, travel, business and tourism and this development reflects that.”

Philip Lassman, vice-president of development for Accor Northern Europe, said: “We believe that the Tribe brand has huge potential in the UK. The combination of design, art and smart service delivers an exceptional feeling of quality while still providing travellers with great value.”

Dexter Moren, partner at architectural firm Dexter Moren Associates, said: “The design for Tribe Manchester aims to give the hotel a distinct urban identity within the Manchester Airport City masterplan, bringing a youthful energy with bold colour, contemporary architecture and materials.”

Jonathan Haigh, managing director at MAG Property and development leader for Airport City Manchester, added: “We are delighted Accor has chosen our scheme for its largest Tribe to date. It’s an exciting new brand to this market and as we look forward to a time when the Covid-19 crisis is behind us, we expect the new Tribe hotel to be extremely well received by guests, not only airport users for whom it is exceptionally well located for terminal access, but also for the business occupiers of Airport City Manchester and wider region who will benefit from enhanced amenity.”

Tribe was first launched in Australia by Mark and Melissa Peters, who plan to open more than 150 properties worldwide over the next five years. Other target cities include Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and London.

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