Pullman Liverpool has announced the appointment of Neil Brailsford as general manager, ahead of the new hotel’s opening in September 2016.
The new 216-bed hotel, part of the Accor group, will form part of ACC Liverpool’s new development, Exhibition Centre Liverpool and will take bookings from January next year.
Brailsford joins the hotel from his position as general manager at Mercure Southampton Hotel, and comes armed with more than 20 years’ experience in the hotel industry.
He said: “I am delighted to be involved in such an exciting project and look forward to both working and living in Liverpool. The completed hotel will be superb and my focus is to ensure the service we offer our guests is also of the highest quality."
The new hotel is part of an expansion plan to double the facilities at ACC Liverpool, making it the only purpose-built interconnected arena, convention and exhibition centre in Europe.
It will be the first new-build property in the Pullman portfolio and only the second Pullman branded hotel in the UK.
Garin Davies, group operations director of hotel operator Branded Hotel Management, said: “The Pullman Hotel will bring a new level of contemporary design and service to the Liverpool hotel scene and Neil’s wealth of experience is ideal for this type of project, we welcome him to Liverpool."