Work is currently underway on the 202-bed hotel which is designed to attract conference delegates, visitors to local businesses and visitors to The University of Nottingham as well as the general public.
The East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC), featuring a conference theatre and meeting spaces, is part of the University's Nottingham Conferences facility.
The hotel, which will also feature a gym, an executive lounge, a 160-cover restaurant and a separate bar area, is being built in 330 acres of parkland and will be run by De Vere Venues as part of a management agreement which will see the company take on the management of the EMCC as a whole and support the other Nottingham Conferences sites.
Tony Dangerfield, chief executive of De Vere Venues said the new hotel would form part of plans for the business to expand in city destinations. "This development, along with our new venue at Colmore Gate in Birmingham’s city centre, further strengthens our brand presence in the Midlands," he said.
"The location of the EMCC and its versatile meeting space, and new hotel, aligns perfectly with the De Vere Venues brand and supports our strategy to grow a quality portfolio of venues in city destinations UK wide," Dangerfield added.
De Vere Venues, the training, meeting and conference room part of the De Vere Group, currently operates 29 venues across the UK.
The hotel construction is part of a strategy from The University of Nottingham to become more environmentally friendly and reduce carbon emissions and as such the venue is being dubbed an 'eco-hotel'.
The hotel, being built by BAM Construction, will contain solar photovoltaic panels, a lower energy assisted-cooling ventilation system and ground-sourced heat technology to make the building energy efficient. It will also feature accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and will make maximum use of daylight with floor to ceiling windows.
An ‘Excellent' rating under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for sustainable buildings is being sought for the hotel.