Liverpool City Council has selected Accor’s new design Novotel as the franchise brand for a new 221-bed flagship hotel which will form part of the £1bn Paddington Village development in the city’s Knowledge Quarter.
The Council has simultaneously signed a long-term management agreement with Legacy Hotels and Resorts to operate the hotel on its behalf.
The new-build 16-storey hotel is under construction and is due to open in Q2 2022 and will be a new concept Novotel – the first of its kind in the UK.
Mike Horne, divisional manager – Capital Projects at Liverpool City Council, said: “The City Council were focused on developing a leading hotel within the Paddington Village scheme that would benefit the significant investment we are making across the Knowledge Quarter development.
“The new room concept Novotel from Accor and the experienced Legacy Hotels and Resorts management team were an ideal combination. I am delighted to have worked closely with Cushman and Wakefield’s Hospitality team who assisted us diligently throughout the selection process.”