Fattal Group expands into Bristol, England

Fattal Hotel Group is behind the Jurys Inn brand. Photo credit: Fattal Holdings (Fattal Properties Europe acquired two development sites—one with a hotel and the other with a residential building—in Edinburgh, Scotland for £52 million. )

Fattal Hotel Group, a €2-billion hospitality company with 200 hotels across 18 countries, has signed a lease agreement to open a 200-room hotel as part of Bristol’s Glassfields development, marking the company's debut in the U.K. city.

The as-yet-unbranded hotel, expected to open in Q4 2020, reportedly will be managed by Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland. Construction already has begun, with U.K.-based architects AWW designing the project, which will include a restaurant, bar and meeting facilities.

Last year showed "substantial growth for Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, and we have ambitious plans to continue this in 2019," said Managing Director Jason Carruthers. "This is a truly exciting time as we expand our offering in the U.K. with this key site in a major city like Bristol...we continue to look to grow and strengthen the Leonardo brand and hotel network and will pursue further appropriate and commercially attractive new potential development and acquisition opportunities as they arise."

Last month, Fattal was tapped to manage Grange Hotels, which will be refurbished and rebranded under its Leonardo and Nyx brands.