Pullman wins hotel contract for ACC Liverpool’s exhibition centre

Pullman Hotel has been awarded the contract to build a £26m 200-room property by ACC Liverpool's upcoming Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Pullman wins hotel contract for ACC Liverpool’s exhibition centre
Pullman wins hotel contract for ACC Liverpool’s exhibition centre
Pullman, owned by Accor – which recently ousted its chairman, will build the four-star hotel within the new £40m exhibition centre at the Kings Dock.

The hotel will feature up to 10,500sqm of floor space and seven storeys. A bar, restaurant, meeting rooms and gym will also feature.

A full planning application for the exhibition centre – which will form part of ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena - and an outline application for the hotel, was submitted in February with a detailed application submitted on Monday (April 22).

If planning permission is granted, construction will commence in October 2013, opening for business in spring 2015.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "Attracting Pullman to Liverpool is a major coup for our city and another massive step forward in the delivery of our world-class exhibition centre.

"We wanted to make sure we were able to bring in a high quality hotel brand and an experienced operator to match our ambitions for the exhibition centre, and we’re confident that BHM with Pullman/Accor is the right appointment to enhance the venue’s profile to national and international visitors, as well as increasing the diversity of Liverpool’s hotel offer.

"Exhibition Centre Liverpool is one of my major priorities as Mayor. It will build on the huge success of ACC Liverpool and help put us in the premier league in terms of hosting international exhibitions. It will also boost our economy by £40m a year.

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