Pictures offering the first look inside the £43m Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel have been released. Tony McDonough reports
Pictures have been released offering a first glimpse of the £43m Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel in the city’s Knowledge Quarter.
Located next door to the £35m The Spine office development, the hotel opens its doors on July 4. was funded by Liverpool City Council via public loans. Operator is Legacy Hotels & Resorts and will offer 221 rooms in the city’s Knowledge Quarter.
Morgan Sindall Construction built the hotel and is franchised by Accor. It has been designed by Ryder Architecture, with Faithful+Gould acting as project managers.
Rising to 16 storeys making it the highest hotel in Liverpool, the Novotel is located in the heart of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool. It will feature a ground floor coffee shop operated by Bean Coffee. Bean will also supply its locally roasted coffee throughout the hotel, including in guests’ bedrooms.
And Baltic Triangle-based Love Lane Brewery, makers of craft beer, will offer guests its Liverpool-made beverage. It’s all part of a conscious effort by the hotel to use local suppliers where possible to give guests an authentic Liverpool experience.
Guests at the hotel can also enjoy other local delights from Baltic Bakehouse, Laura’s Little Bakery, Murphy’s Gin and Vodka, Rascal Gin, Zest Limoncello and Liverpool Lost Dock Rum.
The new hotel features the latest facilities for business and leisure travellers. These include meeting and conferencing areas and a children’s recreational space in the lobby. There is also a restaurant and gymnasium.
Guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the city and beyond. And in another offering is its 32 long-stay, apartment-style accommodation. This is designed in partnership with health and education stakeholders in the Knowledge Quarter. It is aimed at patients, students and relatives attending the nearby hospitals and universities.
Novotel general manager Howard Lewis said: “I am thrilled to finally be able to reveal what the hotel will look like inside. I invite our neighbours to come and see it for themselves when we finally open our doors to the public on July 4.
“Most important to me is that guests come here and know they are in Liverpool. That is why we are so excited to announce new partnerships with local businesses such as Bean Coffee and Love Lane Brewery.”