Work to begin on city centre boutique hotel

Liverpool One

Grosvenor Europe has announced that work on School Lane Hotel, Liverpool One’s new independent hotel, will begin this Spring.

Located in the Russell Building on the corner of School Lane and Peter’s Lane, the new hotel will be operated by Hope Street Hotel Ltd in a joint venture with YPG Developments.

School Lane Hotel will provide a premium guest experience that complements Liverpool One’s wider retail and leisure offer.

The hotel will include 50 guest bedrooms, a restaurant with open plan kitchen and rooftop bar, a gym, conference room and coffee lounge. Work is scheduled for completion in early 2020.

Dave Brewitt, founder and chief executive of Hope Street Hotel Ltd, said: “These are exciting plans that will deliver a high-quality hotel in one of the most popular cities for tourism in the UK.

“In the last 10 years, Liverpool’s visitor economy has expanded by 66% and Liverpool One is at the heart of that growth.

Liverpool One School Lane hotel

“Its reputation for the quality of its offer and the experience it provides for visitors create the perfect setting for School Lane Hotel, a landmark sister destination to Hope Street Hotel.”

Alison Clegg, director, asset management at Grosvenor Europe, added: “We are delighted that Hope Street Hotel has been confirmed as the operator, given their reputation for delivering exemplary service and providing such a high-quality experience for guests. School Lane Hotel is another exciting addition to Liverpool One’s unique offer.”

The plans for the boutique hotel are the latest in a series of significant milestones at Liverpool One, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

Ralph Lauren is to open on Peter’s Lane this Spring and Morphe on Paradise Street in the Summer, joining Arket, & Other Stories, COS and Armani Exchange in launching flagship stores in Liverpool One.