Plans for the £17m conversion of the grade-II listed former Union Bank Building and construction of a 20-storey building into a 258-bedroom Yotel in Manchester City Centre have been recommended for approval.
The affordable hotel chain offering cabin-style rooms, by the founders of Yo! Sushi, will be the first Yotel hotel outside of an airport in the UK.
Other Yotel properties operate in London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Schiphol and New York.
The Union Bank Building, in the Piccadily area of Manchester, has been empty since 2006.