A new four-star hotel has opened on Broadway in Douglas, Isle of Man, following a £6m investment and marking the first new hotel launch in the region for more than 15 years.
The Mannin Hotel consists of 54 bedrooms and opened on Friday after three years in the making.
It’s been built on the site of the original Mannin and Broadway hotels which date back to the 1880s and were demolished in October 2012.
Construction for the new build began in March 2013 by Keith Lord from Mannin Investments and earlier this year Rom Kesa was appointed general manager of the new project.
Keith Lord said the hotel will help cater for the increase in demand from people wanting to holiday closer to home.
He said: “Tourism on the island suffered a decline because people chose to go to warmer places than the Isle of Man.
“Things are changing – many people, myself included, don’t like long-haul flights, so we are hoping they will come here instead.”