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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:57 PM   #101
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Old January 4th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #102
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Two Manchester Marriotts snapped up



MARRIOTT: New owners

TWO popular Greater Manchester hotels have changed hands in a £1bn international property deal.

The Marriott Worsley Park, which has more than 140 rooms and an 18-hole golf course, and the Marriott Manchester Airport hotel in Hale Barns, have been bought by Israeli property company Delek Real Estate from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The hotels were among 47 UK sites snapped up by Delek for £1.1bn. Delek will take a 17 per cent stake in the hotels, while fellow Israeli investor Electra Real Estate will buy a 9.9 per cent share.

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Other investors are said to include FIBI Holdings, owner of the fifth-largest bank in the country, and real estate company Dorea Investment & Developments Ltd.

The portfolio of hotels, which includes the London Regent's Park Hotel as well as sites in Scotland and Wales, has 8,456 rooms and will continue to be managed by Marriott under a 30-year agreement.

Delek and its fellow investors expect to gain an income after expenses of £78m a year for the next 10 years from the hotels.

Delek already owns more than 150 properties in the UK, and the deal comes at a time of takeover speculation in the hotel sector, with InterContinental Hotels heavily tipped as a target for private equity bidders.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #103
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Hotels are boosted by revamps

HOTEL chains are spending millions refurbishing properties in Greater Manchester.

The Splendid Hotel Group has splashed out £1.5m on a revamp of a site on Liverpool Street, Salford, saving 35 jobs in the process.

The £2.5m Manchester Trafford Travelodge is a 54-room hotel, in the grounds of the Trafford Centre, creating 15 jobs.

The Golden Tulip Manchester at Trafford Park has received a £1.5m facelift, and the same amount is being spent on the Wrightington Hotel and Country Club at Parbold, near Wigan.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #104
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a bit more information on Tulip Inn Manchester Aiport and a bigger and clearer render

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Old January 16th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #105
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Housing giants buys Cresta Court for £8.25m

STUDENT housing magnate Aneel Mussarat has bought Altrincham's Cresta Court Hotel for £8.25m.

Tower Gate Developments - part of Mussarat's MCR Property Group - has acquired the hotel for £8.25m from Paul Hindley and Duncan Stewart, the hotel's former general manager and sales manager.

Tower Gate Developments has agreed a new 35-year lease for the 137-bed hotel, at a rent of £540,000 a year.

Mark Hayes of MCR Property Group said: "We are delighted to work with Paul Hindley and Duncan Stewart to complete this deal, which is the first of its kind for us.

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"We have invested heavily in Altrincham over the last few years and already own more than £3m of prime retail property investment in the town.

"Our continued investment highlights our belief that Altrincham is one of south Manchester's most important and up and coming towns.

"This latest acquisition forms an integral part of our ongoing investment strategy to which we are deeply committed, and builds on our existing £400m portfolio."
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Old January 17th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #106
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'The dirtiest hotel in Britain'



'WORST': Offerton.

A HOTEL in Stockport has been accused of being the dirtiest in Britain in a poll of tourists from across the world.

Customers branded the Britannia Hotel in Offerton `absolutely disgusting' and `a dump', while there was a claim of cobwebs on a ceiling and a complaint of a bath plughole full of hair.

The Manchester Evening News has learned that the 187-room hotel - which charges £65 to £80 a night - is being investigated by Stockport council after an inspection in October highlighted `a number of areas of concern'. The hotel was one of three owned by the Britannia group in Greater Manchester to be named as being among the 10 dirtiest in Britain in the survey of users of independent travel website www.tripadvisor.com

The Britannia Country House Hotel in Didsbury was eighth after being described by one reviewer as `the most dilapidated hotel I have ever stayed in'. Another said their bathroom `should have been renamed bio-growth lab'.



ROOM: At Stockport hotel.Reviews

The Britannia Airport Hotel on Palatine Road, Northenden, finished 10th, with comments including: "The first room I checked into looked like it hadn't been cleaned in 10 years."

The top 10 is based on ratings from users of tripadvisor.com, which contains five million reviews of more than 220,000 hotels and attractions around the world.

Britannia Hotels, based in Hale, near Altrincham, refused to comment, despite repeated requests by the M.E.N. The chain - believed to be worth around £87m - is one of the country's leading privately-owned groups, with 33 hotels and more than 4,000 employees. None of their other hotels appeared in the top 10.

There are a total of 43 reviews of the Britannia Hotel Stockport, with all but three giving it the lowest possible mark overall. The most favourable comment was from someone who said their room had been `clean but a bit smelly' while the linen was `spotless' and the towels `very clean'.



'DILAPIDATED': In Didsbury.Inspection

The hotel's official website describes it as a `popular wedding venue' with `large and varied conference and banqueting facilities'.

A spokesman for Stockport council said: "An inspection of the hotel was carried out by council officers in mid-October 2006. Following the inspection there were a number of areas of concern."

The tripadvisor.com survey also named the top 100 best luxury hotels in the world - with the Atlantic Hotel in St Brelade, Jersey, the highest-placed British hotel. Website spokesman Ian Rumgaysaid: "TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice winners are uniquely selected by the millions of travellers from around the world."
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Old January 17th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #107
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I spoke to MCC Planning a couple of days ago, apparently the planned Sleepeazy (think thats what its called?) outside Piccadilly St has been delayed by a re application adding a couple of floors. Should still go ahead within a few months.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #108
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I spoke to MCC Planning a couple of days ago, apparently the planned Sleepeazy (think thats what its called?) outside Piccadilly St has been delayed by a re application adding a couple of floors. Should still go ahead within a few months.
That's good. It was a good modern design and more floors will just make it better!
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:48 PM   #109
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Up to date images of City Inn's construction. It certainly looks a lot better than the initial renders.

http://www.cityinn.com/manchester/index/gallery.aspx
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Old January 30th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #110
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Super Casino = Hotels

Discuss!

Eastgate, Albany, Canopus, now should be virtually guaranteed.

More to come?

VERY exciting times for high-rises in the City Centre!
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #111
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Super Casino = Hotels

Discuss!

Eastgate, Albany, Canopus, now should be virtually guaranteed.

More to come?

VERY exciting times for high-rises in the City Centre!
I bet the Hilton are like crap. We need a bigger hotel.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #112
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Super Casino = Hotels

Discuss!

Eastgate, Albany, Canopus, now should be virtually guaranteed.

More to come?

VERY exciting times for high-rises in the City Centre!
I certainly hope so! Very exciting times for the whole of Greater Manchester.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #113
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Agreed. If the hotel operators involved with Eastgate or Crown had any doubts, I'm sure they don't have anymore.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #114
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Construction work has now started on the Tulip Inn site near the Airport it is all cordened off and diggers are coming onto site it is right next to the new Travelodge on the roundabout before the Airport tunnels
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Old February 17th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #115
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I second Travelodge at the airport? They have just opened one last year, which is where I am off to now as I have an early flight to Amsterdam.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #116
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ya the one they opened last yr its still fairly new
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #117
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Sleeperz gone in again.

081186/FO/2006/C2

Corner Of Fairfield Street/Cotswold Street
Piccadilly
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Erection of new 91 bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities (inlcuding breakfast room, meeting rooms, refuse store and cycle store) and the environmental improvement of Wyre Street and parts of Cotswold Street and including the closure of Cotswold Street.

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Not sure i like the "closure of Cotswold Street" bit. Is that permanent?
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Not sure i like the "closure of Cotswold Street" bit. Is that permanent?
What is it about Cotswold Street that you feel needs to be retained/

or is it the principle of losing public right of way?
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What is it about Cotswold Street that you feel needs to be retained/

or is it the principle of losing public right of way?
Sets a dangerous precedent IMO.

Did you get my PM btw nerd?
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