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Accor, the leading augmented hospitality group, today announces that two newly built hotels in Leicester, Novotel Leicester and Adagio Leicester Aparthotel, will open on 16th January 2020.

The new properties, under midscale Novotel and Aparthotel Adagio brands, are owned by Charles Street Buildings Group and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s International Division. Interstate is an existing Accor partner with multiple hotels across the UK and Europe.

The 10-storey Novotel Leicester boasts 154 guestrooms including executive suites, meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art gym and a ground-floor feature bar and restaurant. The hotel is ideal for guests who want style and convenience wrapped up in one.

The six storey Adagio Leicester Aparthotel is opening next door to the Novotel with 98 apartments consisting of two person studios and one-bedroom apartments for up to four people. Each room comes with a fully fitted kitchen and a housekeeping service is also available. Adagio Leicester is perfect for longer stays, whether that be for business, leisure visitors looking for a regional base or those visiting family at university. 

Speaking of the new openings, Thomas Dubaere, COO Accor Northern Europe commented: “Today Accor has more than 260 hotels in UKI and a strong pipeline across our luxury, midscale and economy portfolio. Opening a new build dual brand site in the heart of Leicester strengthens our midscale portfolio in the UK. Novotel and Adagio brands continue to go from strength to strength both in business and brand terms, and I am delighted to be opening both Novotel Leicester and Adagio Leicester in such a prime city location. We are have worked closely with the developer of this property to deliver a very high quality building which will bring significant benefits to the city and visitors.”

Karim Malak, CEO Aparthotels Adagio said: “Adagio Leicester is our fifth property in UK and our second property in the Midlands joining Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre, further strengthening our growing portfolio within the UK. We are delighted to partner with Interstate on this dual brand site, in the heart of such a great city. The new aparthotel embodies the Adagio brand, with modern new design apartments and innovatively designed public spaces, which include a mini-market, co-working space, relaxation areas and a library of things for guests to customize their apartment. 

“The market for aparthotels in the UK continues to grow and we are very excited to continue our expansion plans, with other openings scheduled in Stratford, London (2020) and Glasgow and Whitechapel, London in 2021.”

Nicholas Northam, Executive Vice President – International at Interstate, added: “We’re excited to be working with Accor and Charles Street Building Group to officially open this duo of hotels in Leicester, creating more than 60 jobs for the local area and providing two new choices of accommodation for travellers visiting the city. Novotel and Adagio are ideal brands for this site as together they will ensure every traveller is catered for, from the short-stay business traveller to families visiting the city to long-stay guests and those looking to relocate.”

Set in a location which connects the city centre to the developing Waterside area of Leicester, the Great Central Square development provides the two hotels with a prime site for both corporate and leisure travellers. The Highcross Shopping Centre is positioned directly opposite, the city centre is a short walk away and attractions such as the National Space Centre and Curve Theatre are only a 10-minute drive away.

The hotels are easily accessible from the M1, junction 21. Other transport connections are also in close proximity with Leicester train station 0.8 miles away and East Midlands Airport under 19 miles away. 


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