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Hatters Hostel businessmen

Hatters Hostel reveal major makeover in Manchester

13 March 2018

Hatters Hostel on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter has opened its doors​ ​to​ ​reveal​ a ​major​ ​new​ ​refurbishment​ thanks to a £750k financial injection from Barclays who continue to support the growth of the business.

A​ ​total​ ​of​ ​15​ ​hotel-standard​ ​private​ ​rooms​ ​with​ ​42” ​plasma​ ​Netflix​ ​TVs​ ​and​ ​20​ ​dormitory​ ​rooms have​ ​been​ ​added​ ​to​ ​the​ ​swanky​ ​new​ ​Hilton​ ​Street​ ​property.​ ​Each​ ​dormitory​ ​includes​ ​privacy panels, ​ ​reading​ ​lights​ ​and​ ​private​ ​lockers​ ​alongside​ ​super-fast​, ​free​ ​WiFi, free breakfast​ ​and​ ​24​ ​hour​ ​room service.

Over​ ​the​ ​past​ ​14​ ​years, ​Hatters​ ​Hostels​ ​have​ ​provided​ ​a​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​social​ ​city​ ​central​ ​base​ ​for the​ ​budget-conscious​ ​traveller. ​​With​ ​over​ ​50,000​ ​young​ ​independent​ ​backpackers​ ​passing through​ ​its​ ​door​ ​annually, ​Hatters​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​major​ ​driving​ ​forces​ ​for​ ​youth​ ​tourism​ ​into​ ​the great​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Manchester.

In​ ​keeping​ ​with​ ​the​ ​regeneration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Northern​ ​Quarter, ​​the​ ​Hatters​ ​development​ ​includes​ ​the complete​ renovation of the entire property with​ ​the​ ​installation​ ​of​ ​smart​ ​new glazing, ​ ​canopies, ​ ​planting​ ​and​ ​local​ ​artwork.

Hatters​ ​Hostels​ ​welcomes​ ​guests​ ​from​ ​all​ ​across​ ​the​ ​globe​ ​and​ ​places​ ​a​ ​big​ ​emphasis​ ​on helping​ ​newcomers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​city​ ​get​ ​out​ ​and​ ​explore​ ​all​ ​the​ ​fantastic​ ​independent​ ​hubs, ​attractions and​ ​historic​ ​sites​ ​that​ ​Manchester​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer. ​​Free​ ​Food​ ​nights, ​pub​ ​crawls​ ​and​ ​walking​ ​tours are​ ​all​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hostel​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​added​ ​value​ ​at​ ​Hatters.

Karl Kinsella, Managing Director of Hatters Property LLP, said: "The 14 years has been an incredible journey developing four quality hostels in three fantastic cities. We have built a strong relationship with Barclays over past few years and have been extremely impressed by their sector focus as well as their proactivity and willingness to lend. We want a bank for the long-term that supports our aims and ambitions with a relationship team who understand our business."

The Barclays deal team was led by Relationship Director Sean Askham. He commented:

"With their vast experience in the sector, the Kinsella family have a developed a strong and successful business. Through our support, Hatters Property LLP are now taking the business to the next level, investing in their existing portfolio to make their fantastic hostels even better, and fulfilling their ambition to open more Hatters Hostels in other city center locations over the next few years."

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