Manchester's hospitality industry is booming.
By 2023 there will be 28 new hotels in the city region, eight are coming this year, and then another ten in 2021 and 2022.
It is another striking indicator of the rapid transformation of the city centre and of Manchester as a tourist destination.
While cranes have dominated the skyline for two decades now (albeit slowed down by a recession in 2008), the majority of developments have been offices or apartments.
Now it is the turn of the world-leading hotels.
In November, Man United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs opened The Stock Exchange, which has already been named as one of the best luxury hotels.
Others to have opened in the past year include Dakota in Piccadilly Basin and Native Manchester on Ducie Street.
In the coming years, dozens of new names will open their doors, taking the number of rooms available in Greater Manchester from around 9,600 to 14,800 - an increase of more than 50 per cent.
What is driving this phenomenal growth?
The GG Hospitality team, including Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, outside the Stock Exchange Hotel (Image: GG Hospitality)