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Work to begin on the first five star hotel in Liverpool

The Car Hire Liverpool Airport team are looking forward to seeing the completed hotel next year, thinking the pictures will look fantastic. 

It has taken a while but finally approval has been given to start work on the first five-star hotel in Liverpool. The historic city centre Martins Bank will be converted into a 138 bedroom hotel. The opening is predicted for autumn 2015. The £40 million project will include two restaurants, three bars, a spa and conference and banqueting rooms.

An original plan by Castlewood in 2011 for a hotel there never came to fruition but this time it looks to have got over the line. The company acquired the bank from the Carroll Group in 1996, with Barclays leaving the building about five years ago and it has been closed ever since.

Bernard Byrne, managing director at Castlewood, said “We are delighted that the hotel development is about to start on site as it represents the culmination of more than four years work by Castlewood with the support of the city council, Liverpool Vision and Liverpool LEP. The hotel, including the Roman style hydrotherapy spa and gym, will bring a new world class facility to Liverpool. The restaurants and bars will add to the city’s night life and will be designed to have wide appeal. The fine dining restaurant will attract more fine dining aficionados to the city.”

Liverpool does not currently have a five star hotel as the new Doubletree by Hilton hotel opening later this year was due to be five star, but now is going to be a four star venue.