New plans have been submitted for a city centre boutique hotel in the heart of Hull.
The proposal, if successful, will see an existing row of shops and offices in the city’s Old Town being transformed into a 30-bedroom boutique establishment.
The project has been put forward by commercial property development firm Allenby Commercial, who hopes that if all was to go to plan, the new redevelopment would be open for business by March 2016 just before Hull enjoys its City of Culture year in 2017.
The city centre does not have a boutique hotel currently and Allenby Commercial believes the addition of such an establishment would help encourage more visitors to stay in the area for longer.
Speaking to Hull Daily Mail, Georgia Allenby, the company’s design coordinator, said: "As soon as planning is approved, we would be looking to start on site.
"The idea is to be open by March or April next year, giving us an almost full trading year before 2017 and the City of Culture year.
"2017 has been a big inspiration for us because if you have family or friends visiting Hull there isn’t really any accommodation like this in the city centre at the moment.
"Most other city centres have boutique hotels, but not Hull.
"Being next to Holy Trinity Church and the square is a fantastic setting. If it takes off as we hope it will, we would look at opening another in the city centre."