Look how quickly the new Hilton hotel is going up in Hull city centre
IN PROGRESS: The £20m DoubleTree hotel is in Ferensway, Hull.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Feb 2017
New pictures reveal how quickly a major new hotel is taking shape in Hull city centre.
The new DoubleTree by Hilton will boast 165 bedrooms and a large ballroom for events and conferences, when it takes pride of place in busy Ferensway.
Work began last year on the £20m hotel, which is expected to open late in 2017. Now, impressive aerial pictures show how the building is beginning to rise on the former site of LA's nightclub.
General manager Sarah Whitfield said she was delighted with the progress.
IN PROGRESS: The DoubleTree by Hilton will open in late 2017
"It is going really, really well," she said. "Manorcrest are absolutely fantastic, they really are. They are on schedule, the speed with which it is going up is amazing as people can see.
"At the front of the site, that's the elevator lift for the hotel and at the back the steel works will be the conference centre."
When finished, the hotel will be one of more than 465 DoubleTree venues in 40 countries across the globe.
Artist's impressions revealed last year how the look of the DoubleTree hotel after Brayford Hotels agreed to take over the development of the site.
"By the end of March the flooring and roofing will be up and that will go up very quickly," Ms Whitfield said.
"It is motoring along. If anyone had any doubts it was not going to happen, they only have to look at what's happening now and those doubts will be gone."
Leaf Hospitality will be running the day-to-day operations of the hotel when it opens.
When announced last year, Richard Farrar, founder of Leaf Hospitality, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Brayford team again who I know will deliver a first class hotel for Hull.
"There's a real buzz about Hull and a shortage of premium hotels in the city centre but the market is robust and continuing to develop."
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