Travelodge has officially opened a flagship hotel in Manchester as part of a £100 million expansion programme.
The 157-room hotel at Piccadilly Gardens is one of 15 Travelodges opening this year.
Travelodge occupies six floors of the building, which has restaurants and retail units on the ground floor.
The budget chain is investing a further £2 million into Manchester with the refurbishment of 10 of its 16 existing hotels in the city with its new brand look and feel.
Seven properties have already been refurbished across the city at Manchester Arena, Trafford Park, Salford Quays, Upper Brook Street, Bury, Altrincham and Ashton under Lyne. Work will be starting in the next few months at hotels at Ancoats, Sportscity, and Oldham Travelodge.