Liverpool-based serviced apartment brand Epic Apart Hotel has opened a brand-new property in the city\u2019s centre.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe property on 75 Duke Street, which had been abandoned since 1984, features 17 apartments and brings the portfolio in Liverpool to 35 apartments and studios offering 200 beds. The renovation project was featured in Hotel Owner earlier this year.\r\n\r\nEpic has invested \u00a3800,000 in transforming the former office building and said it has sensitively preserved its original features. Each new apartment has been individually designed and it also features two new mezzanine studios, with one featuring a showcase courtyard garden.\r\n\r\nEpic has also launched its new \u2018ePod\u2019 concept within the property, which are smaller rooms designed for the sole corporate traveller and weekend couple looking for an affordable place to stay.\r\n\r\nSimon Beer, who owns the company with his wife, Fiona, said: \u201cWe are delighted to open 75 Duke Street, which we think is a great addition to the city\u2019s accommodation offer. The new property is ideal for groups and families who want more than what a hotel can offer them, at a price that\u2019s within their budget.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve already received amazing feedback about Duke Street from our customers, which is encouraging. And of course seeing our existing properties on Seel and Campbell Street continue to prosper on TripAdvisor is just the icing on the cake.\u201d\r\n\r\nEpic\u2019s two other properties on Seel Street and Campbell Street are currently number one and three respectively in the 84-property strong \u2018speciality lodging in Liverpool\u2019 section on TripAdvisor.