New £6.5 million Sheffield city centre hotel just 'weeks away’ from opening

A new £6.5 million hotel in Sheffield city centre is weeks from opening.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 8:34 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 2:18 pm

The ibis Budget hotel on the inner ring road at St Mary’s Gate, beside the 22-storey Veolcity Tower block, is due to open in early March.

The 126-bed hotel will include an ‘artisan-style’ cafe called Chill, selling ‘barista-prepared speciality coffee, cooked-to-order pizza and a selection of savoury and sweet bites’, along with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Plans for the seven-storey hotel were approved in summer 2018 and it was initially scheduled to open in December 2019.

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The ibis Budget hotel at St Mary's Gate in Sheffield is due to open in early March 2020 (pic: Whittam Cox)

Proposals for an 18-storey block of student flats at the site were previously given the go-ahead but building never began.

Described as an ‘economy hotel’, it is at the opposite end of the market from the four-star former Hilton hotel at Victoria Quays, which closed before Christmas but is due to reopen in February as the Quays Hotel.