£11m investment in two new hotels for Liverpool

Kevin Doran and his team

Town Hotels, the hospitality division of Liverpool-based property development company Living Brick, will open two new hotels this year after building through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company will formally open the £4.2m Duke Street Hotel next month, with the first guests arriving soon after the next phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions on May 17.

The 30 bedroom boutique hotel has a raw, urban design with a luxury finish and ultra-modern facilities in all of the rooms.

Town will also launch the Baltic Triangle’s first hotel in July after investing around £7m into the project.

It will include ‘Shoreditch-style’ dining facilities and bars, in a nod to the similarities between London’s trendy East End and the city’s burgeoning Baltic area.

All of the 58 guest rooms, in the former factory and warehouse building, will showcase original features complemented by ultra modern in-room facilities.

The hotels have been created by Kevin Doran, founder of Living Brick, and his business partner, Phil Walsh.

The pair already operate York Street Studios and Chavasse apartments – a portfolio of modern serviced apartments in Liverpool city centre.

Kevin Doran said: “We are delighted to be announcing the opening of the Duke Street Hotel next month which will be followed by the Baltic Hotel later in the summer.

“Both hotels will offer contemporary, hip designs which are very much in keeping with the feel of the Baltic and Ropewalks areas of Liverpool.

Baltic Hotel

“They will be pitched to UK and European visitors to the city looking for stylish, but uncomplicated accommodation.

“They’re going to be incredibly cool places to stay.”

He said the Baltic will be a destination in its own right with food and drink facilities which will complement the location. The development will feature many of the building’s original features with a modern twist.

“Both hotels will add to our already established serviced apartment portfolio which includes York Street Studios and Chavasse apartments in the city centre. We’ve worked with a brilliant team throughout the pandmeic to get the new hotels ready.

“We are hoping for a great year as people start returning to the city as lockdown restrictions are lifted.”

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