Peel seeking hotel operators for two prime Liverpool waterfront sites

Cunard's Queen Anne at the Pier Head on June 3

Property giant, Peel, is seeking hotel operators for two prime sites on Liverpool’s waterfront.

The two development sites sit within Peel Waters’ emerging Liverpool Waters destination, which is already home to thousands of residents, hundreds of businesses and attracts international visitors every week through its onsite cruise liner terminal.

In May, Peel Waters and Peel Ports announced a 50-year agreement with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, to operate services from Liverpool Cruise Port and increase the number of liners coming into Liverpool Waters.

Earlier this month, international cruise operator, Cunard, chose Liverpool as the destination for the naming ceremony and debut of its brand-new luxury cruise ship, Queen Anne, which attracted thousands of visitors to the site.

Both hotel sites are located along Liverpool’s internationally recognised waterfront, close to the city centre, the new Isle of Man Ferry terminal, and Everton FC’s new 52,888-seat stadium, set for completion this December.

These prime sites are perfectly placed to capitalise on Liverpool’s leading leisure industry, making the plots Peel Waters is bringing forward, two of the most exciting development opportunities in the UK for hotel operators and investors, it said.

Chris Capes, Director for Development at Liverpool Waters, said: “There is no doubt that Liverpool is an exciting international destination, which is attracting global attention and has huge potential for the future.

“The regeneration of Liverpool’s historic northern docks at Liverpool Waters, is already having a huge impact on the number of visitors and tourists coming here to enjoy everything this fantastic city has to offer.”

He added: “Our masterplan for Liverpool Waters supports the opportunity for at least two new waterfront hotels to accommodate the growing number of tourists and so we are now actively looking for a hotel operator to develop this first prime waterfront site.

“We will also be very excited to bring forward the site of the current temporary cruise liner terminal once Global Ports Holdings relocates to their new terminal.

“This is possibly the most prominent site at Liverpool Waters and so we will be looking for something quite special that will really transform that part of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.”

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