A NEW fifty bedroom boutique hotel in Liverpool city centre has been given the green light.
Landlord Grosvenor Estates working with regeneration specialists YPG can now turn the six storey Russell Building in School Lane into the new Russell Hotel with fifty bedrooms, a first floor coffee lounge and a rooftop bar.
The applicant said in planning documents that “the proposed hotel will ensure that the Russell Building contributes to the vitality and viability of Liverpool city centre by enhancing the provision of tourist accommodation.”
The Victorian property at the corner of Peter’s Lane has been home to various companies since it was built in the 1860s but has been mostly vacant since the office space was modernised as part of the Liverpool ONE development.
A ground floor branch of Hotel Chocolat will be unaffected by the redevelopment above. Reports earlier this year said that YPG was in talks with an operator for the hotel which is due to open in Spring 2019.