The Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool has announced it will carry out a “transformative” renovation in spring 2020, adding an indoor swimming pool, spa, cinema and rooftop event space.
The original property will be extended into the adjacent Grade II-listed building, formerly the Royal School for the Blind.
The 86-room hotel in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter opened in 2004 and was last expanded and renovated in 2009, when its room capacity doubled.
It is independently owned by Liverpool-based investor David Brewitt, who bought the original, semi-derelict 1860s property in 2000.
It is now set to get 62 new rooms, including 15 suites with private terraces, outdoor hot tubs and views over the city.
The new Hope Street Hotel Spa will include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sun loungers, a Himalayan salt sauna, a steam room, a hammam and tepidarium with heated beds, and seven treatment rooms.
The hotel will also get a private cinema with pitch pine roof trusses, six arched windows and Cheshire pink brick walls. It will fit 40 people and have a four metre-wide screen and a bar.
The new basement gym will have 16 cardio/weight stations and an exercise studio with a barre and sprung floor.
A second event space called ‘Fifth Two’ will have floor-to-ceiling windows and two terraces, with space for 150 people.
The hotel says the new additions will continue to complement the original Victorian warehouse interior, with pine beams, brick walls, oak floors and cast iron pillars.