Ramada signs for Vermont’s Quarter

Vermont Developments has confirmed a deal to bring the Ramada Plaza hotel brand to The Quarter in Liverpool.

Malta-based hotel operator Corinthia Hotels International will run the 173-room hotel under "technical services and operations agreements".

The QuarterVermont, founded four years ago by Mark Connor and Paul Bolton, will aim to position the hotel in the corporate and high-end leisure markets. The hotel will feature a fine dining restaurant, spa and business centre with conference facilities.

Connor, chief executive of Vermont, said: "The successful conclusion of these negotiations is a major milestone for our development at The Quarter. Ramada Plaza is one of the world's foremost hotel brands and to secure such a prestigious hotel operator as CHI is a testament to the quality of the scheme and Liverpool's growing international reputation."

Tony Potter, chief executive officer of CHI, said: "We are thrilled to be bringing the upscale Ramada Plaza brand to Liverpool for the first time in collaboration with Vermont, adding to our ever growing international presence.

"Ever since our joint venture with Wyndham Hotel Group, which names us as the hotel management company for Wyndham Hotel Group managed hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa region operating under the Corinthia, Ramada Plaza and Wyndham brands, we have moved swiftly to pioneer all three brands in new destinations, with a Corinthia Hotel property in Rumania, a Wyndham hotel in Morocco, a Ramada Hotel and Suites in Dubai and four Ramada Plaza hotels in The Czech Republic, Hungary, Tunisia and now the United Kingdom.

"We are confident that this trend will be sustained with further additions to our managed portfolio over the next few years, making our management capabilities amongst the strongest in the region."

The Quarter is currently on site and will include a 22-storey residential tower, offices, retail and leisure space and a new public square.

The Ramada Plaza Liverpool is scheduled to open in June 2010.

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