The 200-room hotel at the proposed Exhibition Centre Liverpool will be operated by Branded Hotel Management under the Pullman name.
The £26m four-star hotel will be linked to the new £40m expo and concert hall extension to the existing Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool.
The 112,000 sq ft hotel will have seven storeys of accommodation above ground floor reception, restaurant, meeting rooms and gym.
A detailed planning application for the 87,000 sq ft exhibition centre and an outline application for the hotel were submitted in February with a detailed application for the hotel submitted on Monday 22 April.
If planning permission is granted, construction of the new facilities will begin in autumn 2013, with a spring 2015 opening date.
Construction company ISG will build both buildings, which were designed by architect Denton Corker Marshall.
Liverpool City Council is working with the Homes & Communities Agency, site owner, on an agreement to release the seven acres of land at Kings Dock adjacent to the existing arena and convention centre, to facilitate the development.
Liverpool City Council will own the new exhibition centre, which it is funding from ACC revenue. It will be managed and operated by the existing ACC Liverpool team.
Property advisers DTZ, working as part of a technical team led by AECOM and supported by IPW, advised on the appointment of the hotel operator and brand.