Travelodge has opened its seventh hotel in Liverpool.
The Liverpool Exchange Street Travelodge is a Grade II listed building and was built in the former offices of Sun Alliance insurance.
The 125-room property is located at the junction of Tithebarn Street and Exchange Street.
To mark the opening, Travelodge commissioned local artist Keith Smith to create a bespoke painting titled “Liverpool Rising" to celebrate the city growth during one of the toughest recessions the UK has experienced since the Second World War.
The 12 foot-long artwork is the city’s most up to date skyline portrait and will be on permanent display in the hotel for all guests to enjoy.
Tyrone Pope, Travelodge's regional director for the north said: “We are delighted to be opening our seventh hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
"During one of the hardest recession’s our country has faced, we have opened five hotels in Liverpool and tripled our room stock from 136 to 522 rooms. In total this represents an investment of £23 million and a creation of 100 new jobs."
Last week it emerged that Travelodge is introducing bespoke meeting rooms in 60 of its properties across the UK (see online news, May 7).
For more information, visit travelodge.co.uk.
Report by Graham Smith