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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

Located at 6 Sir Thomas Street – on the corner of Dale Street and Sir Thomas Street – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool is a brand new four-star hotel steeped in history.

The luxurious hotel is housed within a collection of Grade II Listed buildings – one of which was opened by former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury – and provides guests with a convenient and comfortable stay whilst visiting the city.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool boasts 87 bedrooms and suites – including three Junior Suites, two Mezzanine Suites and the Presidential Suite – as well the stunning Library Lounge, a spa, three conference and banqueting suites and an exclusive cigar terrace. In addition, the hotel also includes a beautiful 130 cover restaurant, Jean Christophe Novelli at Michelle Brasserie.

Walker Sime oversaw the construction of DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool, taking what was a long gestating project and transforming it into another success for the DoubleTree brand. With offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, Walker Sime is able to provide clients with a range of services, from quantity surveying and construction design management to project management.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

Walker Sime initially worked alongside Contracts North Ltd on the project, but when Contracts North Ltd went into administration, Walker Sime took over as main contractor with Neil heading up the scheme. Falconer Chester Hall provided architectural services on the project.

Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Neil Kimmance of Walker Sime said:

“The hotel is housed within three buildings which have been joined into one, including two Listed buildings. The first of the Listed buildings was the former Conservative Club, known as Municipal Annex. It is believed that a lot of the early decisions in Liverpool were made from this building. The second Listed building originally housed children’s law courts, which were quite prominent in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

“There was another Listed building on the site, which sat between these two buildings, but it was dilapidated so this had to be knocked down and replaced with a new build. It is a very interesting site, with a lot of history.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

Neil added:

“This was our first project for DoubleTree by Hilton. We represent the Co-Operative Bank in different matters and they funded this particular project. There were a few issues on the project prior to us coming on board, so we were brought in to troubleshoot the work, taking it from where it was to its eventual handover.

“There were three different buildings, so it was a complicated project because of all the different facets, but the end product is beautiful.”

As a local lad, working on DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool has been very important for Neil.

He said:

“It was a fantastic opportunity, especially as this is one of the biggest and best sites in Liverpool. The project had been in development for some time with no one able to complete it, so we came in and managed to complete it in 18 months, which was a great achievement.”

First constructed in 1865, the site that houses DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool retains its architectural splendour, boasting many significant features which ensure the building remains a key structure in the city’s landscape. The hotel is located just a couple of minutes’ walk from Moorfields train station, with Liverpool Lime Street station only ½ a mile away.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

As with all hotels under the DoubleTree by Hilton umbrella, the hotel’s staff is on hand to provide guests with the best stay possible, kick-started by a warm welcome and DoubleTree’s signature chocolate cookie on arrival. On-site recreation options are available, from a 24 hour fitness suite to a swimming pool and sauna, whilst tailored promotional packages are also an option.

For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool, please visit: www.doubletreeliverpool.co.uk.

Signs 3000 Ltd

With over 25 years experience in the industry, Signs 3000 specialises in all interior and exterior signage, from the smaller shop or sign to the larger hotels, offices and units. Information, shopfront and way-finding signage are just some of the types of signage that the company provides for various businesses.

Signs 3000 has delivered their excellent services to clients such as National Museums, local Councils, and numerous hotels such as Doubletree Chester and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Liverpool. Signs 3000 have also integrated their products at many Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout the country.

The establishment’s involvement with Doubletree by Hilton Liverpool encompassed the design, supply and installation of all interior signage throughout the modern hotel.

Premier Hospitality asked Jane Thomas, of Signs 3000, a few quick questions with regards to the project. Jane said:

“We have worked on various hotels throughout Liverpool, and felt that it was important to be involved with a building project that has such important historic significance to Liverpool.

“We pride ourselves on a conscientious attitude to any project we may be involved in, our attention to detail and listening to the client’s needs and acting up on them to deliver the exact product they require.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool

AQS Group

Located in Lancashire, just minutes from the M6, AQS Group offer a wide range of wet leisure services, from swimming pool design and construction, to full wet facility maintenance and repair. The group’s pool maintenance service covers the entire UK and AQS Group has the experience and capabilities to help and advise clients on all their swimming pool needs.

AQS Group offer a complete turnkey service, which includes the design and construction of complete health clubs, day spas and animal pools, and working in partnership with sister company Vi-Spa Experience Rooms the group can manufacture and install designer saunas, steam rooms and bespoke feature rooms, to name just a few.

AQS Group has been in operation since 2002 and within this time has worked on a range of projects, from Choices Health Club Troutbeck – a complete turnkey project – to Marriott Manchester Airport and regular works for Village Hotels. In addition, AQS Group has a fantastic working relationship with Gymetc (FX Leisure), having worked with the FX group for the past 15 years building and maintaining their health clubs.

Working on the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Liverpool project, AQS has been involved with the entire wet leisure area of the spa. Vi-Spa Experience Rooms designed and manufactured the bespoke spa, cedar sauna cabin and feature steam room, including the installation of the plant room equipment, heating systems, air handling, filtration, chemical control and the bespoke manufactured overflow channel covering, with a stretch ceiling to compliment the installation.

Company Business Development Manager, Neil Bimson, said:

“From the beginning of the project the aim was to ensure this would be a 5* facility, from the natural/earthy colour scheme to the high overview lounger area the idea was to get clients out of the city without having to travel.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is an industry leading brand so it was important for us to work closely with the team on the project to ensure the initial vision for the facility was carried through to the end product, ensuring a fantastic 5* facility that the hotel, The DoubleTree brand and AQS can be proud of.”

Neil added:

“We pride ourselves in our commitment to quality and service and we have worked in partnership with many of our clients for over 15years.”

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