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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 March, 2005, 11:59 GMT
King's Dock to get boutique hotel
An artist's impression of the King's Dock plans
Work on the hotels is due to start in 2006
An international hotel operator is to build two hotels on the site of the 135m King's Dock redevelopment.

Jurys Doyle plans to open a 280-room Jurys Inn hotel and a 60-room boutique hotel on the site, known as the King's Waterfront development.

The hotel chain is working with development partner McAleer & Rushe on the hotels.

Building work is due to start in 2006 with a view to completion in time for the Capital of Culture year in 2008.

'Tourism growing'

The King's Waterfront development is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision, the Northwest Regional Development Agency, and English Partnerships.

The hotel chain is working with development partner McAleer & Rushe on the hotels.

Liverpool City Council Leader, Mike Storey, said: "Their interest in investing in Liverpool shows confidence in the city and will bring further jobs in our growing tourism industry."

Liverpool Vision Chief Executive, Jim Gill, said : "The selection of Jurys Doyle is another significant step in realising our ambitions to transform Kings Waterfront into a visitor destination of international quality and prestige."

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