The north-west based Vincent brand has been given the go-ahead to open a 306-bedroom luxury hotel in the Baltic technology hub of Liverpool.
With views over Queen's Dock, the £70m Vincent Residence & Hotel will feature 50 serviced apartments, a 10,000 sq ft basement event space and a rooftop restaurant and lounge. It will also offer a spa, gym and outdoor circuit training terrace.
Liverpool City Council approved the plans after developer Elliot Group applied for a change of use to an existing planning approval.
The hotel will become the fifth property within the Vincent portfolio, operated by Paul Adams, who is also working with Elliot Group on the development of the 116-bedroom Times Hotel by Vincent on Seel Street in Liverpool's Ropewalks district.
Other businesses within the group include the four-AA-star, 59-bedroom Vincent hotel in Southport and the Vincent Café & Cocktail Bar in Liverpool, alongside the soon-to-be-launched Vincent Asian Kitchen.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group said: "Baltic has been crying out for the sort of hotel that fits the neighbourhood's funky vibe. I'm delighted with this news and to be working once again with Paul Adams and his team."
Work on the Vincent Residence & Hotel is expected to start in the autumn. The architect is Falconer Chester Hall, designer of the Vincent hotel in Southport and several hotels in Liverpool, including Hope Street, Hard Day's Night, Aloft and Hotel Indigo.
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