Hilton Hotels today confirmed it would manage a 216-bedroom hotel at Grosvenor’s £900m Liverpool One scheme.

The hotel, which has been jointly designed by Squire & Partners and Aedas Architects, is expected to open in 2008 and will be located on the historic site of the world’s first commercial dock, adjacent to an elevated park that overlooks the River Mersey.

Proposals include 10 meeting rooms, a ball room, restaurant and a LivingWell Express.

Howard Friedman, Hilton’s area president for the UK and Ireland said: ‘This Hilton’s first hotel in Liverpool. The signing of the agreement marks yet another significant step forward for Hilton's development throughout the UK and Ireland.’

Ed Skeates, development director at Grosvenor, added: ‘Hilton is the perfect brand to act as the full service hotel provider for Liverpool One, and we are delighted that the development has been chosen as the location for its first hotel in Liverpool City Centre.’