Following plans earlier this year to open its first site in the region, the German hotel operator has revealed a vision to develop its second venue in the North West at Liverpool’s Union Court.
The three-star, 90-bedroom hotel will be delivered at 1 Union Court on Cook Street in the city centre, where an existing office building will be converted into hotel rooms. There will also be a rooftop extension to accommodate additional rooms.
The existing building counts Learn Direct among its current office tenants and has a Slug & Lettuce pub and restaurant on the ground floor. Falconer Chester Hall is the architect with a planning application understood to be submitted imminently.
German operator Meininger has set out an ambitious growth plan and earlier this summer revealed plans to open its first Northern hotel on Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street.
It is working with Yorkshire-based developer S Harrison to work up the proposals, which feature 212 bedrooms over a 12-storey new-build block, designed by architect 3DReid. Subject to planning consent, this is set to open in January 2022.
Meininger has 26 hotels across Europe; it opened its first hotel in London’s Hyde Park in 2006, and is also planning to expand into the United States with a hotel in Washington DC.
Other UK sites are also identified by the operator including Belfast, Cambridge, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.