Watch former Merrion Hotel transform into Ibis Styles and Marco's New York Italian restaurant
Town Centre Securities (TCS), owner of the Merrion Centre, of which the hotel and restaurant forms part, has franchise agreements for the Ibis Styles hotel with AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, and Black & White Hospitality, which owns the Marco’s New York Italian brand.
Leeds-born celebrity chef Marco Pierre White will open his first-ever restaurant in Leeds as part of the development.
The 4,000 sq ft Marco’s New York Italian will be located on the ground floor of a new modern two-storey extension which will front onto Wade Lane.
The development will include new frontage to existing retail units and new cladding and glazing on the exterior of the 134-room Ibis Styles hotel.
The hotel, which will feature a Yorkshire-themed reception area, and Marco’s New York Italian are set to be completed in spring 2017.