M&L Hospitality, a Singapore-based hotel
investment company, has opened a 19-storey
hotel development, The Lume, in Manchester, England.
Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites hotel brands, the property
officially welcomed its first guests this week.
the bustling Oxford Road area, within walking distance of the city centre, the newly completed 328-room hotel development marks M&L
Hospitality’s first property in Manchester, bringing its UK portfolio to 5 hotels.
“With Manchester fast
becoming a truly global city, M&L Hospitality’s vision was to
build a stylish, contemporary, full-service hotel which would not
only cater to the local Manchester community but the increasing
number of discerning international visitors to the city,” said
Neil Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of M&L
closely with architects, designers and builders, as well as the
University of Manchester, we believe we have achieved this
ambition with the opening of this stunning new hotel property. We
are excited to be opening another hotel in the UK, a testament to
our confidence and commitment in the UK’s thriving hotel sector.”
Travellers to the north of England
will now have a new way to experience Manchester and can choose
between two different IHG hotel styles under one roof.
Located on the upper seven floors, Staybridge Suites offers a
mix of 116 studio and one-bedroom suites featuring
fully-equipped kitchens and panoramic views of the city from the
terrace on the 18th floor.
Occupying the lower 12-storeys, the Crowne
Plaza hotel features 212 guest rooms, an 120-seat restaurant, bar,
fully equipped 24-hour gym, club lounge and seven
meeting rooms catering for over 200 delegates.
“Business and leisure travellers are constantly
demanding a new hotel experience, with most opting for flexible
offerings and well-located hotel experiences. The location of The
Lume boasts easy access to transport links and Manchester’s major
tourism attractions and commercial hubs. Short and long-stay
business clients, leisure visitors, entrepreneurs, academics and
those visiting the universities nearby, are all expected to become
regular guests of the hotel,” Neil Maxwell, Chief Executive
Officer of M&L Hospitality also commented.
dual-branded hotel development forms part of the University of
Manchester’s Campus Masterplan, which includes the wider
redevelopment of Alliance Manchester Business School. It also
adjoins its new two-storey Executive Education Centre, which will
provide a new home for the business school’s corporate leadership
and management programmes. Further enhancing The Lume’s connection
to the city, its meeting rooms are named after famous University
of Manchester alumni including Alan Turing, Sir Howard Bernstein
and Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington.
The Lume’s General Manager, said, “With more than 60,000 people
calling the district home, with institutions including The
University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust all based here, we are
confident that The Lume is very much one of a kind in Manchester’s
city centre and are looking forward to meeting guests and visitors
over the next few months and beyond.”
of The Lume hotel brings M&L Hospitality’s global portfolio to 17
hotels across 7 countries.