The first new build Pullman in the UK has been officially opened in Liverpool’s conference quarter by Mayor Joe Anderson at a ribbon-cutting event attended by VIP guests and business leaders from the city. The Mayor told CN that the hotel was “another piece in the city’s jigsaw and a sign of confidence in what we are doing here”.
He added: “It is a fantastic statement about the direction of travel for Liverpool and the best days lie ahead”.
Situated at King’s Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront and adjoining ACC Liverpool, the four-star hotel offers 216 rooms, an all day dining restaurant called Dukes and a bar and lounge with views of the River Mersey.
After the ribbon-cutting event, GM Neil Brailsford said: “We are extremely proud the Pullman has chosen Liverpool to open its first UK new build hotel. Liverpool is the perfect home for the Pullman, with its vibrant atmosphere, unique character and excellent location right on the waterfront.
“We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world in the coming months.”
Pullman Liverpool is the latest addition to the ACC Liverpool campus, which is home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool. It will be operated by Branded Hotel Management under a franchisee agreement from Accor Hotels & Resorts.
All but seven of the 60 Pullman staff are from Merseyside.
The Mayor added the hotel was the latest chapter in the investment on Liverpool’s waterfront, “maintaining the city’s drive to be not only be a key regional destination for leisure, conferences, exhibitions and events but also a ‘City of Choice’ across Europe and the wider markets”.
The hotel boasts three meeting rooms, an Executive Lounge with seating for 35 people, and a multi-function room with capacity for up to 100.
Co-Meeting by Pullman provides business guests with high-level technologies and equipment with event organisers offered the support and coaching of an event manager.
Pullman is AccorHotels international upscale brand, with a network counting more than 95 hotels & resorts in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.