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Roomzzz named as Corn Exchange hotel operator

Roomzzz Aparthotel has announced it will open a second Manchester site at the Corn Exchange in the city centre.

The hotel will form part of the new £30m redevelopment of the Corn Exchange, which includes 13 food retailers in the lower levels and the new hotel on the second, third, fourth and fifth floors of the Grade II-listed building.

In total 114 apartments will be installed at the Corn Exchange, with each measuring 21 square metres. Named ‘pods’, the apartments include a luxury penthouse and the brand’s ‘New Generation’ concept. Roomzzz also operates an apart hotel in a mill conversion on Princess Street.

Mark Walton, head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK says: “Roomzzz Aparthotel is delighted to be partnering with Aviva Investors Property Trust to fuse the iconic heritage of Corn Exchange into a beacon for modern lifestyle choices for affordable luxe accommodation in the UK. This is a large investment by our landlords, with a commitment to create a spectacular property that will not only illustrate the progression and development of this asset but will be seen as the revival and legacy of this historic part of Manchester.”

The hotel is set to open early in 2016, when it will join a host of new restaurants at the venue including Wahaca, Pho, Vapiano, Banyan Kitchen and Cabana. The refurbishment of the building, which was previously a retail hub, includes opening up entrances to both sides of the building and creating outdoor seating areas for the multi-level restaurants.

Jenics acted for Aviva Investors and Queensberry Real Estate. Christie & Co acted for Roomzzz