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March 2016

Pullman, the upscale international hotel brand of AccorHotels, announces the opening of Pullman Liverpool, the brand’s first ever UK new build.

Pullman, the upscale international hotel brand of AccorHotels, announces the opening of Pullman Liverpool, the brand’s first ever UK new build.

Situated at King’s Dock on Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront and adjoining ACC Liverpool, the newly-built hotel will open as one of the city’s most stylish hotels, featuring 216 rooms, an all day dining restaurant called Dukes and a bar and lounge with views of the River Mersey.

The rooms

The hotel offers a range of ensuite room types including Superior, Deluxe and Executive, one Executive Suite and one Junior Suite. All room types offer guests a range of amenities including mini bar, 40” flat screen TV with free movies on demand, complimentary Wi-Fi, indulgent Co. Bigelow toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, spacious wardrobe and safe.

Deluxe and Executive rooms include a Nespresso machine and Bose docking station. Twenty-six rooms are inter-connecting, ideal for families.  Pullman Liverpool is the latest addition to the ACC Liverpool campus,  which is home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool. It will be operated by Branded Hotel Management under a franchisee agreement from Accor Hotels & Resorts.

Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, AccorHotels UK and Ireland commented, “We are very pleased to be opening our second Pullman hotel in the UK. It shows the growth of our upscale brand and strengthens our portfolio in the city.”

Inge Van Ooteghem, Senior Vice President Upscale and Midscale brands, AccorHotels said, “Guests can expect to see the same high spec design and cosmopolitan vibe that is synonymous with Pullman hotels. It is very exciting to be on the same site as ACC Liverpool and to be integrated with the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The hotel is in a perfect position for delegates visiting the new exhibition centre and we also look forward to welcoming any visitor to Liverpool and local residents to the bar and Dukes restaurant .”

Meetings and events

As the ‘headquarters’ hotel for conferences and exhibitions taking place at the arena, convention and exhibition centre,  Pullman Liverpool has been designed with the business executive in mind.

The hotel boasts three meeting rooms, a Connectivity Lounge, Fit Lounge with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, dedicated Executive floor with access corridor to the exhibition centre, a sleek Executive Lounge with seating for 35 people, and a multi-function room, that can be divided into two smaller rooms, with capacity for up to 100.

Co-Meeting by Pullman provides business guests with high-level technologies and equipment for flawless service with event organisers offered the support and coaching of an Event Manager and “A La Carte Coaches” to help make any event a success.

Hotel Design

From the striking glass-fronted façade through to the rooms and public areas, the hotel design reflects the rich marine influence of the city. The palette of materials used within the hotel is inspired by Liverpool’s iconic docks through the use of brushed copper, timber and stone.

The hustle and bustle of docklands life is reflected in the carefully curated artwork that adorns each guestroom via dramatic large scale graphics. The furniture within the hotel’s public areas is generous and colourful, from the high-backed chairs in the Connectivity Lounge to the cosy banquettes in the restaurant.

The hotel entrance area and lobby is open plan and free from reception desks with the brand’s design cues reflected in the impressive jet black world globe that sits in reception. Guests are met by The Welcomers, a friendly and informative front-of-house team who manage guest check-in quickly and efficiently, while guests relax over a drink in the open plan bar.

Introducing Dukes restaurant

Inspired by the iconic dock and the city’s maritime history, Dukes is a brasserie-style restaurant with open plan kitchen that seats 125. The restaurant uses Pullman’s CuisineINmotion food concept to offer guests an innovative, seasonal menu in an atmospheric waterside setting.

Pioneered by home-grown Head Chef, Chris Jones, Dukes’ menu champions local, fresh ingredients taking inspiration from the world’s finest restaurants. The Chef’s table – comfortably seating 14 people – offers a  unique dining experience for guests looking to celebrate a special occasion. A private dining room is also available that seats up to 20 people.  The restaurant offers the opportunity for pre-show dining thanks to its location next to the Echo Arena.

Bar & Lounge

The hotel bar and lounge, seating 58, will be an upscale destination for hotel guests and visitors offering an extensive selection of beers and spirits and an expertly crafted cocktail menu. Vinoteca by Pullman, the brand’s signature wine concept, offers guests an exceptional range of fine wines by the glass for those who wish to explore its enviable wine library. Whether dropping in for an after-work aperitif or a pre-concert cocktail, the bar at Pullman Liverpool will be a chic new addition to the King’s Dock nightlife scene.

ACC Liverpool

Pullman Liverpool is integrated with ACC Liverpool, the city’s landmark venue and home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and the recently opened Exhibition Centre Liverpool. As the only purpose built inter-connected arena, conventionand exhibition centre in Europe, the hotel will provide upscale accommodation for guests visiting large national and international conferences and exhibitions, concerts and major sporting events.

Notes to Editor

Pullman, in style upscale hotels connecting performance with enjoyment

Pullman Hotels & Resorts strike the perfect balance for a new generation of hyper-connected and sophisticated travelers. Whether connecting performance and enjoyment, efficiency and well-being, business and leisure – it’s always patently Pullman. Pullman appeals to new professional travelers, the Pullman ‘global nomads’, featuring best-in-class business and fitness facilities, functional contemporary design and balanced food and beverage. Pullman is AccorHotels international upscale brand, with a network counting more than 95 hotels & resorts in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.

Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:

- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);

- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;

- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels

- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.

Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

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