Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Municipal Annex Limited to open the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Liverpool, the UK.
The 87-room DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool is expected to join the brand's growing portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels, including recently added properties in locations such as Leeds, Manchester and London.
Sanguine Hospitality has been named to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton
Liverpool on behalf of the property's owner, Municipal Annex Limited.
"The Liverpool market remains one of the most active development centres in the UK for Hilton Worldwide, already home to our upscale Hilton and economy Hampton by Hilton brands. With nearly 60 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels either open or under development, Europe remains a target development market for the brand," said senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Patrick Fitzgibbon.
"A UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Beatles, Liverpool is a thriving cultural and historic centre that also is the home to numerous businesses and corporate headquarters. The market remains robust in the UK, and we look forward to continued development across the country," said global head, DoubleTree by Hilton
, Rob Palleschi.
The hotel is expected to open in summer 2013 in the city's former Municipal Annexe on the corner of Sir Thomas and Dale Street. Constructed in 1865, the English Heritage Grade II-listed building will retain much of its original grandeur. Hotel amenities will include a restaurant, residents’ lounge, spa and swimming pool, as well as conference and events facilities.
Chairman, Sanguine Hospitality, Simon Matthews-Williams added: “DoubleTree by Hilton
is a proven, world-class hotel brand that appeals to both business and leisure travellers around the world. This marks our third hotel with the brand, complementing sister hotels currently operating quite successfully in Bristol and Chester.”
With more than 300 hotels worldwide and a fast-growing network of more than 30 hotels in Europe, DoubleTree by Hilton
claims to be welcoming travellers to a rewarding hotel experience that starts with the signature warm, chocolate chip cookie welcome and also includes an array of upscale amenities and guest services, ending with the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme.