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One of Manchester’s most luxury hotels is opening a new location at Manchester Airport

Pre-holiday sleepovers are about to get fancy.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th June 2024

Dakota, a luxury hotel in the heart of Manchester, has announced plans to expand with a brand-new location at Manchester Airport.

The beautiful four-star is one of the city’s best hotels, and frequently welcomes celebrity guests who are performing here or visiting.

And now Dakota is preparing to open a brand-new hotel, this time out near Manchester Airport.

A planning application has now been submitted for a property with 154 bedrooms, a bar and brasserie-style grill, and 130 parking spaces with an airport terminal shuttle service.

Dakota Manchester Airport will be the second hotel for the group here in our city, with the other opening on Ducie Street in 2019.


Artist impressions that have been released show a similar hotel building to the one in town – an imposing, beautiful black building with huge windows, designed by KPP Architects.

The award-winning hospitality group Dakota Hotels hopes to open the Manchester Airport hotel in 2026.


Andrew Ovenstone, managing director of Dakota Hotels, commented: “This is a significant moment for Dakota Hotels, and this Airport expansion marks an exciting time for our team and guests alike.

“With routes covering four continents of the world and increasing numbers of passengers and flights year on year, Manchester Airport is a fast-growing global gateway to the North.

“We are looking forward to being part of the journey for the 28 million travellers that come through their doors – bringing our unique brand of luxury hospitality to the Airport hotel market.”


Recently named as a Sunday Times Best Place to Work, Dakota is predicted to generate upwards of 150 jobs for the community across a variety of departments at their Manchester Airport hotel.

It’s also expected the new hotel will boost the local economy with £12m per year.

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