Lock & Key in Liverpool is to almost double in size after getting the green light to expand into a building next door.
The boutique hotel, which launched in 2018 from business partners Tom Bower, Andrew Spencer and Michael Connolly, is to create 12 new bedrooms in the Grade-II listed building at 19 Duke Street to take the total room count to 26.
The Duke Street building has previously been vacant for several years.
The expansion will build on the success of Lock & Key since its opening in December 2018, when it launched alongside the Lock & Key restaurant and bar.
Co-founder Tom Bower said: “We have gone from strength to strength. Lock & Key is a step away from hotel chains where guests can sometimes feel like one of many. “Myself and my two business partners have a hands-on approach and guests like the fact that we are involved in the running of the hotel.”
The building for Lock & Key was purchased by local developers Spencer, Bower and Connolly in 2015 who invested £1.5m into the build and opened the Lock & Key Bar in autumn 2017.