The immediate addition of the 69-room Ramada Hotel Portrush Northern Ireland, together with next year’s opening of the 115-room Holiday Inn Express Stockport, reinforces Interstate’s position as the premier hotel management company in the UK.
Robert Crook, Interstate’s managing director for the UK, said: “We’re delighted to sign-up these two hotels, which complement our evolving UK portfolio, and look forward to working alongside the owners to realise the full potential of their hotel assets.”
The Ramada Hotel Portrush, located in the heart of the popular seaside resort, offers a welcome, relaxing retreat, with plushbeds, flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi access as well as a number of flexible meeting venues, making it the perfect place to visit for business or pleasure. Its central location is ideal for exploring local attractions, including the historic Old Bushmills Distillery and the legendary basalt formations Giant’s Causeway.
The Holiday Inn Express Stockport, meanwhile, is a new build hotel of 115 bedrooms scheduled to open in Spring 2016. Located just seven miles east of Manchester city centre, Stockport is presently buzzing with activity as a result of anambitious regeneration scheme which aims to revitalise its residential property and retail markets in a similar fashion to what has been achieved in Manchester.
“Winning the management contracts for these two hotels against stiff competition represents a significant enhancement of our portfolio of full and select service branded hotels throughout the length and breadth of the UK,” added Crook. “Our dedicated UK management platform, backed by Interstate’s institutional-quality scale and long and strong brand relations, delivers exceptional service to guests and superior results to owners.”
“We welcome Anne Donaghy, General Manager at Ramada Hotel Portrush, together with her team, to the Interstate family with immediate effect and look forward to working with the owners in preparation for next year’s opening of Holiday Inn Express Stockport. We continue to explore other opportunities for enhancing our UK portfolio and anticipate future growth in the region.”
For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts in the UK and Europe, please visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk and worldwide, please visit www.interstatehotels.com.