Work has begun on the £6.5 million Tune Hotel in the Queen building on Liverpool’s Castle Street, according to developer Hotel Land & Development (HLD).
The 35,000 sq ft building has been stripped out and work will now begin to convert it into a 100-bedroom hotel. It is expected to take 10 months and will open its doors in late July 2015.
Tune plans to strip back the facilities and services at the six-storey building in order to keep prices low and plans to charge as little as £15 per night for the brand’s eighth UK hotel.
Jonathan Conway, director at HLD says: “Tune Hotels is expanding rapidly in the UK with its concept working particularly well in converted buildings.
“In Liverpool, the building is listed so we are carrying out a sympathetic conversion to ensure that as many of the existing historical features are retained, which is something Tune Hotels is keen to do.”
Mitul Lakhani, CFO at Tune Hotels adds: “We’ve partnered with HLD as it has a proven track record of delivering hotels in city centre sites and the expertise to work in historic buildings, ensuring that any refurbishments are carried out sensitively and to the high standard we expect.”
The Manchester-based developer has previously completed an £8 million Tune Hotel in Newcastle.