Dalata signs deals for new hotels in Birmingham and Bristol

New deals on four-star hotels will add 580 rooms to UK portfolio

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hotels group Dalata has signed deals for two new hotels in the UK, adding an additional 580 beds to its portfolio.

A four-star Clayton Hotel will be built in Bristol, with a Maldron-branded hotel planned for Birmingham. That brings to 1,700 the number of rooms in Dalata's UK development pipeline; it already owns or leases almost 2,000 rooms.

The Bristol hotel will be a conversion of the Natwest Court office building on Broad Street and when it is complete will have 250 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and conference facilities. The project has yet to get full planning approval – the façade is listed – but it is expected to open in the second half of 2020.

The Maldron in Birmingham, being built by Northern Ireland developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe, will also be a four-star property, located on Suffolk Street. It will have 330 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and meeting-room facilities. Once planning permission has been granted, the hotel is expected to open early in 2021.


Both hotels will have 35-year operating leases.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist