AccorHotels has been selected to open a Novotel hotel and aparthotel in Liverpool City Council's £1b Paddington Village scheme.
The £35m development, which will include a 160-bedroom Novotel and 60-bedroom upscale aparthotel, will be operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
Legacy Hotels & Resorts, through its wholly owned subsidiary Branded Hotel Management, manages the Pullman Liverpool, also on a franchisee agreement with AccorHotels, on the city's waterfront.
Subject to planning approval it is anticipated Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure will begin construction in summer 2019 and complete in 2021.
To be designed by Ryder Architecture, the four-star hotel will include a reception foyer and atrium with multi-purpose conference and event facilities, function bar, restaurant and executive bar lounge, fitness suite and meeting rooms.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: "This will be a landmark venue for the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool and we need a quality brand and operator to deliver the hotel."
Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, said: "When Accor showed us their stylish new Novotel at Canary Wharf in London, we knew it was the iconic presence we needed for this landmark site."
Barry Roberts, managing director at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure in the north, added: "This announcement is the latest key stage of the development of what will be a pivotal element of the Knowledge Quarter, and we are looking forward to working with Novotel and the wider project team to make their ambitious plans for this hotel a reality."