Liverpool developer Elliot Group has opened the first of two hotels it has planned for the city, with the £20m Seel Street Hotel, managed by Epic Hospitality Group, welcoming its first guests this week.
The 128-bedroom hotel, in the city’s Ropewalks neighbourhood, is part of the developer’s £100m development around Wolstenholme Square. It is linked to the square by a new pedestrian passageway from Seel Street. The project architect was Falconer Chester Hall.
Epic managing director Simon Beer said: “We’re delighted to bring such a high quality product to the market. The design values, fit-out quality and service standards will re-define the luxury boutique sector in the city and early bookings are considerably ahead of forecast.”
Elliot director Elliot Lawless said the project will “add another dimension” to his wider vision for Wolstenholme Square.
He said: “This makes it a truly mixed-use scheme and completes the jigsaw puzzle, sitting really well in what is a very eclectic neighbourhood from an architectural standpoint. It’s a key part of our ambition to turn the whole area in to a thriving hub for independent operators and where better to start than with the hotel.”
The hotel opened in time for visitors to Liverpool’s Champions League group decider against Napoli on Tuesday. Beer said: “We had more than 120 supporters booked in from around the world and they returned to the hotel more than happy.”
Epic is also working with Elliot Group on the delivery of a £70m, 306-bedroom hotel in Liverpool’s Baltic neighbourhood.