A hotel in Liverpool city centre that was forced to close by the pandemic just three months after it first opened is to reopen with a new name. Tony McDonough reports
A Liverpool hotel which was forced to close due to the pandemic is to relaunch later this month under a new name.
Urbanista in Bold Street was developed by Liverpool-based Evolve Property Group back and opened to guests in late 2019. However, in March the first lockdown hit and owner Dave Colebourn closed the doors and put it on the market for £1.5m.
However, although potential buyers did come forward none were prepared to meet David’s valuation and he decided to hold on to the property. Now he has restructured the management team, with some new faces add, and will reopen the hotel on Friday, November 26 at Boudoir.
It will offer 17 rooms and suites made up of kings, doubles, quads and larger suites that sleep up to eight. Two of the suites will offer guests private use of courtyards. The hotel also has a top floor private events space which is to undergo further refurbishment.
With a new management team from Voya, which was the operator of Urbanista, boudoir is reopening to the public with rooms available to book now. It will have a new check-in area on arrival at the hotel with a dedicated 24 hour concierge.
David, who is development director at Voya, said: “The pandemic put immense pressure on many industries, the hospitality sector being one of them. We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to refinance the hotel and have relaunched it as Boudoir.
“We felt Urbanista didn’t get the chance to get off the ground having to close so soon after it first opened and so we’re reopening with a fresh approach, having refurbished the rooms and injected a new lease of life into the building.
“Bookings are live now and we’re looking forward to welcoming our guests back over the festive season and beyond.”