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Apart-hotel entrepreneur announces major new city centre site.

ANN Chambers, founder and CEO of iStay Liverpool, is preparing her business for expansion as she announces a new apart-hotel site in the Castle Street area of Liverpool City Centre.

Having created a presence in the hotel and leisure industry in Liverpool, Ann has built a growing portfolio of luxury apart-hotels across key locations including Temple Court, Water Street, Duke Street, Bold Street, Rodney Street and the recently launched Harrisons Aparthotel on Victoria Street.  

Sitting within the Castle Street Conservation area, iStay Liverpool’s newest development, 17-21 Castle Street, will be based in a 5-storey, Grade II listed building, adding a new spin within the zone’s commercial hub, whilst respecting its rich mix of heritage and architecture.

The proposed apart-hotel will involve a sensitive conversion of the building to update it. With a planned provision of 33 apartments, including an accessible unit within the ground floor, each will contain accommodation including bathrooms and kitchen areas added to sleep provisions, contemporary decor which respects listed features, as well as an included lobby, lounge, and boutique working area on the ground floor of the building. This grand entrance will include a dedicated food and beverage area.

Ann said: “iStay Liverpool is building on its success in the city and this new development in Castle Street is a major investment for us, and one which was impossible for us to pass up, as this is such an iconic building, whose value has been transferred at an undisclosed fee.

“The site itself is visually stunning and culturally and architecturally significant: it has been a vital part of planning to ensure that its exterior and internal features are maintained, such as original staircases, the grand opening doors, and external facade elements which make this site unique.

“I am also delighted that this Castle Street development will have a specially designed apartment for those who require accessibility – it has been a conversation that has been ongoing, and is vital for us at iStay to make provision for guests who require ground floor accommodation.”

Work will start this Summer at the new iStay development situated at 17-21 Castle Street with a multi-million pound fit out and an anticipated opening date of Q2 2023. 

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