Holiday business takes off at Manchester Arndale

19th April 2024 | Jack Oliver

Manchester Arndale has signed an agreement with Kuoni Travel which will see the premium holiday operator open at the shopping centre.

The new location sees Kuoni relocated from its existing Manchester branch on King Street, and will enable customers to discuss travel plans with Kuoni’s team over a glass of champagne.

The company sells a wide-range of holidays such as family holidays, safaris, honeymoons, cruises, and city breaks.

The letting comes as Manchester Arndale’s asset managers, M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual, look to diversify the range of occupiers at the scheme. Over the last 12 months, a number of high profile lettings have seen the centre’s footfall increase by 6.3%, with over 46 million people visiting Manchester Arndale and New Cathedral Street during 2023, as occupancy reached over 95%.

Scott Linard, portfolio director for M&G Real Estate, said: “It is great to welcome Kuoni to Manchester Arndale as we look to ensure we continue to offer a diverse range of retail, leisure, and eateries to help attract visitors from the North West and beyond. Our wide variety of brands and strong footfall is ensuring we continue to attract leading occupiers to Manchester Arndale, and we hope to announce further big names in the coming months.”

Donna Hynes, retail director, Kuoni said: “We’ve got a loyal customer base in Manchester, and we want to continue to look after our repeat clients as well as appeal to new ones.   This is a superb location to keep our brand visible, to continue to offer great service and our team of friendly and well-travelled experts are looking forward to being part of the shopping centre.”

Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are Manchester Arndale’s retained letting agents, with Green & Partners retained as lease advisory agents.


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