A property developer is planning to open a new conference hotel under the Hilton Gardens brand.
Lexington Leisure has been given the go-ahead for a 167-bedroom hotel on the site of the former Lexington Avenue nightclub in Hull.
The new property will have a restaurant, gym, and conference rooms, and is expected to be opening in 2017.
Hull City councillor Martin Mancey said: “A Hilton Hotel will be a valuable asset to the growing band of proposed hotel developments across the city and support the ongoing capital investment programme in the city centre.
“As our city develops and increases its presence both regionally and nationally, visitors to our area need a comfortable place to stay and this investment further demonstrates the confidence major companies are having in Hull.
A spokesperson for Hilton Worldwide said “Hilton Worldwide is in an exciting phase of growth and we are looking at many locations around the UK to introduce various brands from our portfolio. Hull is a destination which has attracted our interest and we are reviewing a number of sites in the city, though nothing has been confirmed at this early stage.”