Chair of Manchester Hoteliers Association Adrian Ellis has backed the revised St Michael’s scheme, which is currently on show to the public.
He said: “It’s good to see that the team behind the St Michael’s scheme has revised its plans.
“The proposed 5* brand international hotel, which will form part of the 1.5 acre site, will lead to Manchester becoming an even more attractive city to visit.
“Competition in the city region’s hotel sector is already fierce, but hoteliers in Manchester are giving people great products on many different levels.”
Adrian, who has served as chair of hoteliers’ associations in major European and Asian cities during almost two decades spent working in hospitality, added: “Only two years ago Manchester was named in the New York Times’ list of top places to visit.
“Quality hotels and hospitality will only help attract more travellers and tourists to the city and enable Manchester to become a more international destination, which is why I welcome the new plans by the St Michael’s Partnership.
“The new hotel will also mean new jobs, and a chance to not only attract talent to the region’s hotel sector, but retain that talent also.”