Liverpool’s tallest hotel with panoramic views set to open next month

The opening of what will be Liverpool’s tallest hotel has been confirmed.

The brand new Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village hotel is located at the eastern entrance to the city and is one of the tallest buildings in the area. As the 16-storey building is located on a hill, its top floor will offer the highest hotel rooms in the city, with stunning panoramic views of Merseyside.

The 221-bed hotel is due to officially open this summer on July 4 and will be the flagship hotel for the £1billion Paddington Village development. Last year, the Spine Building also opened on the site which is now the northern headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians and the Pandemic Institute.

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In December, plans were also announced for a new building called Hemisphere which could one day join Novotel and The Spine on the development site overlooking Liverpool Royal Hospital.

ECHO was recently invited on a tour of the new Novotel which showed the range of impressive views that can be seen from the upper floors. The hotel also has a large common area in its lobby, with its bar and restaurant located on the upper level.

Completed by Morgan Sindall Construction, the Liverpool City Council-owned hotel is franchised by Accor and will be managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts on behalf of the authority. The hotel was designed by Ryder Architecture, with Faithful+Gould acting as project manager.

Last month, ECHO reported that the hotel is expected to cost Liverpool City Council £43million. A 2019 cabinet report estimated the construction cost of the project at £40 million.

Howard Lewis will be the hotel’s general manager and lead the team overseeing the project once it opens to the public next month. He said: “The Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village will be a game-changer for Liverpool and bring something new and exciting to the already world-class hotel offering for which the city is renowned.

“As one of the first brands to be part of the £1 billion Paddington Village development, we are also in a unique position as a key player in the town’s vision to be a major international destination for the life sciences, healthcare and technology industries.

“We are more than just a hotel, and I look forward to guests walking through our lobby for an unforgettable hospitality experience, with that world-renowned Scouse welcome. I want this hotel to be a destination that the local community can be proud of and can call their own.

Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Development, said: “The opening of the city’s new Novotel will be a big moment for Paddington Village and the wider knowledge district. I wish the hotel every success and all those who are employed to work there.

“Successful regeneration programs provide opportunities that change not only the economy, but also people’s lives and careers, and that’s exactly what Paddington Village does.”

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