DRIVING TOURISM: Newly developed Baltic Hotel
Steve Rotheram visits the Baltic Hotel, Image: LDRS
The first newly developed hotel in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle has been praised by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram for its role in driving tourism in the area.
The £7m Baltic Hotel opened in July in a former factory and warehouse that has been transformed through extensive renovations.
The 58 room hotel boasts views over Liverpool and across the Mersey, with two separate bars and restaurants set to open in the building later this year.
Mayor Rotheram said the opening, which is the first newly developed hotel in the Baltic, was the latest sign of the transformation of the area in recent decades.
He said: “I used to work in the Baltic Triangle area as a bricklayer in the 90s and the regeneration here has been incredible.
“You would have never been able to put a hotel here back then but what’s happened since is remarkable and this development will drive more investment and more tourism to the area, which is a great thing for our city.
“I love when a breath of new life is given to an old building and The Baltic Hotel owners have done exactly that, the music memorabilia and record players in the rooms give it a really authentic feel and it’s another fantastic offering for people visiting Liverpool.”
Work is continuing on two remaining parts of the hotel, including The Baltic Brasserie restaurant, situated in a former ammunitions factory, and the Open Arms pub.
Operations manager Duncan Stewart said he was grateful for Mr Rotheram’s visit to show support for the hospitality sector, which is still reeling from the pandemic.
He said: “It’s great to see someone in a position of political power giving their backing to a Liverpool business that was hit hard during the pandemic but has a very optimistic future and outlook.
“He was good fun and seemed to genuinely love the hotel, music memorabilia and what we are trying to do here so that was hugely positive too.”
Words: Nick Tyrrell, Local Democracy Reporter
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