New 54-bed hotel will launch after 3 years in the making


A new hotel on the Isle of Man will finally open its doors in April, after nearly three years in the making.

The Mannin Hotel on Broadway in Douglas is now in the final stages of completion and new general manager Rom Kesa has now been appointed at the helm of the 54-bed hotel.

The original Mannin Hotel was demolished in October 2012 and construction for the new build began in March 2013 by Keith Lord from Mannin Investments, who was meticulous in his planning, hence the duration of the project.

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The five-storey hotel is now nearing the final flourishes of its reconstruction, with air conditioning and underfloor heating now installed.

Kesa says that when the work finishes, the hotel will be hoping to achieve four-star status.

He said: ‘We’re aiming to be a four star hotel and all the bedrooms are air conditioned which is completely unique to the Isle of Man. Everything is open plan on the ground floor, there’s a restaurant and bar all open to the public.

Kesa also said that as it’s been a while since a new hotel in the area has opened, he hopes that Mannin Hotel will become one of the best on the Isle of Man.