UK: Legacy Hotels has been appointed to operate Signature Living’s 30 James Street when it reopens in late July.
Legacy Hotels is looking to preserve as many of the hotel’s existing jobs as possible.
The Grade II-listed property, on the corner of James Street and The Strand, was owned and operated by Signature Living. It first opened in 2014.
Since the coronavirus pandemic struck the UK, several Signature Living properties have fallen into administration, including the Shankly Hotel also in Liverpool and the Coal Exchange hotel in Cardiff.
Legacy Hotels has confirmed that Signature Living will have no further links to the management of the hotel.
Jim Gordon, managing director of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, said: “This is a new beginning for this historic and beautiful building. The hotel is a key asset for Liverpool’s visitor economy, and it is important that we reopen it as soon as possible as the city begins to open up again after the coronavirus pandemic.
“To that end there will be a significant amount of money invested on much needed repairs and upgrades as well as ensuring that it is thoroughly cleaned to provide assurance to staff and guests as we commence trading, post the Covid lockdown.”
30 James Street comprises 63 rooms, as well as a rooftop terrace bar, a restaurant, events space and spa facilities.
Legacy Hotels and Resorts operates more than 2,200 bedrooms in the UK.