The opening of the latest hotel in the Dakota brand has been confirmed for May 2019.
Dakota Deluxe Manchester will open with 137 bedrooms including 27 suites, on Dulcie Street, near Piccadilly Station. The 1,900 sq ft penthouse suite, named the Grand Deluxe, is set to be the largest suite in the city.
The hotel is being developed at a cost of £30 million by hotelier Ken McCulloch in partnership with Evans Property Group and will join two existing Dakota Deluxe hotels in Glasgow and Leeds and two properties under the more accessible Dakota brand in Edinburgh and Eurocentral on the outskirts of Glasgow.
McCulloch was named Hotelier of the Year in 1993 for his creation of One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow. The following year he launched the Malmaison brand, which he went on to sell 10 years later. The Dakota brand is named after the Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft which became one of the world’s most famous military transport planes during the Second World War.