Palace Hotel Manchester set for ‘massive overhaul’


The Palace Hotel in Manchester, owned by Starwood Capital Group, has revealed plans for a multi-million pound refurbishment, due to be completed in the summer.

The project at the four-star will see a massive overhaul of the hotel’s facilities, including a new bar and restaurant and is part of a bigger rebrand by the Principal Hayley (PH) group.

PH Hotels has spent more than £200m updating hotels across its portfolio, including The Royal York Hotel and The George Hotel in Edinburgh, following the acquisition of Principal Hayley in 2013 by Starwood Capital Group.

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The announcement comes as part of a year-long campaign by The Palace Hotel to ‘place local people at the heart of its business and growth strategy’.

The new refurbishment will also see the creation of 120 jobs and alongside this, the hotel will be teaming with schools, colleges, universities and charities from across Greater Manchester to help encourage young people into a career in hospitality.

Matt Townley, hotel manager at The Palace Hotel , added: “We’re thrilled to be able to announce these new jobs as part of our people plans for The Palace Hotel.”

The refurbishment project will reveal a renovated ballroom, a new terrace and bedrooms’ upgrade.