Cliff Richard invests in a hotel

Cliff Richard has become the co-owner of a large city hotel, it was announced today.

Cliff Richard has become the co-owner of a large city hotel, it was announced today.

The veteran pop star has invested in the 141-bedroom Arora International Manchester, due to open in early May.

A spokesman for the hotel chain said Cliff was pleased with renovations taking place at the 18th-century, Grade 2-listed building.

There is even talk of Cliff-themed rooms, featuring items from his personal collection.

The spokesman said: “There may well be Cliff-themed rooms for guests to enjoy.

“This is a quality hotel in a classic building.

“Sir Cliff knows the chairman Surinder Arora and we are delighted to have him on board.

“Because he owns half the hotel, he will have his say in things.

“Anything that is done to the hotel will be decided between Mr Arora and Cliff.”

The hotel will feature eight meeting rooms, a lavish restaurant, bar and gym.

It will be officially opened by Cliff in June.

He has previously opened the chain’s hotels at Gatwick and Heathrow.

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