Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel expands for second time


Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel, the city’s self-proclaimed ‘original boutique hotel’, is to undergo the second expansion of its 16-year life.

The brand aims to complete the development in spring 2020. The move will see the Hope Street Hotel expand into the adjacent Grade II-listed building, originally The Royal School for the Blind.

In terms of added facilities the growth will mean 62 ​new rooms, including 15 suites, a clubroom, a new gym ​and a spa.

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Guests can also expect Liverpool’s first hotel cinema, with 40 seats and its own bar. There will also be a new fifth-floor event space with two terraces.

The hotel is also pleased to announce that the expansion will create 30 new jobs.

Chris Brown, director of marketing, said: ​“Hope Street Hotel was a catalyst in changing the city’s hotel offer in 2004, and has remained at the forefront of the sector’s growth over the last 15 years.

“Liverpool’s visitor economy is in a significantly stronger position than it was in 2004, but that means that competition to attract visitors is fiercer than ever so bold, innovative and high-quality developments like this are key to ensuring we continue to grow.

“The hotel has a great reputation for truly excellent design and bringing the best out of its historic surroundings, whilst providing all the facilities of a leading modern hotel, and I have no doubt that this latest expansion will further enhance that.”

The move was announced three years ago this month. Read more below:

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