In the spring and the summer two new hotels will open in Liverpool offering a total of 88 rooms in an investment worth £11.4m. Tony McDonough reports
Hotel operator Town Hotels will open two hotels in Liverpool in the spring and summer in developments worth more than £11m.
A division of Liverpool-based property development company Living Brick, Town Hotels will open the 30-room £4.2 million Duke Street Hotel next month, with the first guests arriving soon after the next phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions on May 17.
July will see the opening of the Baltic Triangle’s first hotel with £7m being invested into the project. It will include dining facilities and bars, as well as 58 rooms, in a former factory and warehouse building. Some original features have been retained.
The hotels have been created by Kevin Doran, founder of Living Brick and his business partner, Phil Walsh. The pair already operate York Street Studios and Chavasse apartments – a portfolio of serviced apartments in Liverpool city centre.
Doran, founder of Town Hotels, said: “Both hotels will offer contemporary, hip designs which are very much in keeping with the feel of the Baltic and Ropewalks areas of Liverpool. They will be pitched to UK and European visitors to the city looking for stylish but uncomplicated accommodation.
“They’re going to be incredibly cool places to stay. The Baltic will be a destination in its own right with food and drink facilities which will compliment the location. The development will feature many of the building’s original features with a modern twist.
“Both hotels will add to our already established serviced apartment portfolio which includes York Street Studios and Chavasse apartments in the city centre. We’ve worked with a brilliant team throughout the pandemic to get the new hotels ready.”