Plans have been revealed for a “unique and amazing” five-star aparthotel in the centre of Chester in a move representing a £15m investment in the city.
Walker&Williams is behind plans for the new facility on Nicholas Street that will transform old offices into 52 suites, a restaurant, rooftop pool and terrace with views out over the racecourse.
Plans were registered with Cheshire West and Chester Council on Friday, and also include restoring 11 cottages, mews and townhouses.
A spokesman for the developer said “no expense will be spared” in what will become the firm’s flagship hotel – “a hotel that buildings and a location as amazing as this deserve”.
The project is set to create over 130 jobs and will join the firm’s other sites in Preston, with another soon set to open in Newgate Street, also in Chester.
Founder Max Walker-Williams said: “The plans for Nicholas Street have been a long time in the making and I’m delighted that the planning application for our flagship aparthotel is now up and running.
“We’ve been in discussions about the project with the council, LEP, Marketing Cheshire and others for several months to make sure we get the new aparthotel just right for Chester.
“We have worked really hard to bring something unique and exceptional to Chester that will offer visitors something different and provide a reason for them to stay for longer in the city than they currently do.
“The encouragement and support that we have had so far has been tremendous. There is a clear desire from the Council and others to see new investment like ours come forward now and I can’t wait to hear what people think of our vision.”