Plans submitted for glitzy new 20-storey Hilton hotel in Manchester city centre

Motto by Hilton Manchester could be set to open doors in 2023.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 26th December 2022

Plans to build a second Hilton hotel site in Manchester city centre have now been formally submitted by developers.

The city centre‘s ever-changing skyline could be set to see another new addition in 2023, as plans for to build a brand-new 20-storey hotel inside a 112m-tall tower on Great Ancoats Street have been formally submitted to Manchester City Council by developers – and if they are accepted, the glitzy new premises would be operated under Hilton’s Motto brand. 

The 154-bedroom hotel would be the first Motto hotel in the UK – with sites currently already in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and in Rotterdam in the Netherlands too.

Plans for the new hotel premises have been formally submitted to the Council this week by architects SimpsonHaugh and planning consultants Deloitte after a consultation was held last month.

Artist impression image of what Motto by Hilton on Great Ancoats Street could look like / Credit: SimpsonHaugh

Aside from the hotel itself, planning documents show that there’s also a variety of other leisure facilities lined-up alongside.


Some of these facilites include a cafe and bar, several conference rooms, a state-of-the-art gym space, plenty of cycle storage, and a raft of other public realm works too – with some of the improvements to set to include landscaping and “narrowing of the crossing across Laystall Street”, which is the side road that the hotel itself will be situated on.

Architects SimpsonHaugh said Great Ancoats Street is “an ideal location for a new hotel” in a statement as the plans were submitted, the MEN reports.

An example of what a Motto by Hilton hotel looks like in Atlanta / Credit: Hilton Hotels

“As a result of the rapid pace of transformation of Piccadilly, Ancoats, and New Islington in recent years, the number of people visiting this part of the city has been increasing year-on-year,” the statement continued.

“This is anticipated to continue thanks to further planned developments in East Manchester, such as the opening of the Co-op Live Arena at the Etihad Campus, as well as attractions such as The Factory and the expanded AO Arena [and] this success has created a sustained demand for hotel accommodation, which is currently underserved in this part of the city centre.

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“Known around the world for its high-quality, well managed hotels, Motto by Hilton will help to meet this demand through the provision of affordable, yet stylish accommodation.” 


If the plans are accepted, Motto by Hilton Manchester could be set to open doors in 2023.

Featured Image – SimpsonHaugh