12th October 2020

Working in partnership with Blackpool Council and Muse Developments, RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, has secured a new contract in the north that will see Holiday Inn Blackpool added to its growing portfolio.

The brand new four-star hotel, which is scheduled to open in Summer 2022, is part of a wider regeneration project for Blackpool including retail units and improved public transport links, with a new tram terminal, all within the Talbot Gateway central business district.

Holiday Inn Blackpool will boast 144 bedrooms as well as a Marco Pierre White restaurant.
It joins RBH’s existing portfolio of 45 branded and independent hotels across the UK, which already includes Blackpool’s Imperial Hotel.

Andrew Robb, Chief Business Development Officer at RBH, said:

It has been great to work with the team at Blackpool Council over the past few years, seeing first-hand the passion and dedication they have for their town.

As the flagship commercial development for Blackpool, Holiday Inn will form the centrepiece of the Talbot Gateway development’s second phase, transforming an important gateway to the town. We are delighted to be working with our partners at IHG on this project and can’t wait to get started.”

Susan Bland, Managing Director at RBH, said:

We are thrilled to announce the continued growth of the RBH portfolio with the addition of Holiday Inn Blackpool.

I am exceptionally proud that our track record in both development and operations proved instrumental in this appointment. Despite the challenges our industry is facing at the moment – which we are all navigating together – the fundamentals of hospitality remain unchanged in the long term, and we are looking to the future with excitement and positivity thanks to developments like this.”

Cllr Mark Smith Cabinet Member for Business Enterprise and Job Creations said:

Talbot Gateway continues to transform this key entrance into town and highlights the excellent commercial opportunities we have to offer. We’re delighted to welcome RBH to Blackpool and are confident that more internationally successful, recognised brands will follow in their wake.

It raises the bar in terms of what people can come to expect from Blackpool’s leisure offer, providing a much needed boost to the year-round economy and creating sustainable long terms jobs for the local community.”