Dalata Hotel Group has agreed deals to lease two new hotels to be built in the UK.

The new hotels - in Bristol and Birmingham - will deliver an estimated 580 new bedrooms to Dalata's hotel portfolio. 

A new Clayton Hotel is planned for Bristol, which will be developed by Artisan Real Estate Investors Limited. It is due to open in 2020.

A new Maldron Hotel is also planned for Birmingham, which is expected to open in 2021. This hotel will be developed by McAleer & Rushe.  

Dalata now has just over 1,700 rooms in its UK development pipeline on top of the 1,968 rooms that it already owns or leases.

Dalata already operates seven Clayton hotels in the UK, in London (2), Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast and Manchester Airport. 

Two new Clayton hotels are also planned for the centre of Manchester and Glasgow.

The company also operates Maldron hotels in Derry, Belfast City Centre and Belfast Airport with a further Maldron hotel under construction in Newcastle and another one planned for Glasgow. 

Dalata also operates 12 Clayton and 12 Maldron hotels in Ireland.

Dermot Crowley, Dalata's deputy CEO, said that both Bristol and Birmingham possess very strong hotel markets and these two projects demonstrate its ability to grow a very attractive development pipeline of hotels in the UK. 

"In Dalata, we pride ourselves on developing long term partnerships. We are already developing hotels with Artisan and McAleer & Rushe and we now look forward to working with them again on these projects," he added.