Huge new hotel could soon open in Hull city centre as changes made to plans

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 May 2019

Hull city centre could soon have a new six-storey hotel, if plans are given the go ahead by council planners.

One-hundred-and-ten rooms and a new restaurant could be opened in Anlaby Road, just across the street from Paragon Station.

The new development is located on the site of the former New York Hotel, on the corner of Midland Street, and it is hoped it will serve as one of the major hotels used by visitors to the city.

Plans were submitted to Hull City Council last year but changes had to be made to the proposals over fears drivers would have to turn directly into Anlaby Road.

Now the new plans show car park access has been switched to Midland Street, although pedestrians will still be able to use Anlaby Road.

The new hotel wil be built next to the Goodwin Development Trust in Anlaby Road (Image: Richard Addison)

If approved, the hotel would be built on the derelict site on which the New York Hotel once stood before being demolished four years ago.

Included among the 110 bedrooms, will be five family rooms, 14 disabled rooms and five two-bed apartments, as well as 86 standard twin rooms.

There is also intention to take on 20 members of staff and have car parking spaces to cater for 29 vehicles.

The land has been empty since the New York Hotel was demolished (Image: Richard Addison)

A previous approved plan for a 124-bed hotel failed to get off the ground, which led to a string of vandalism issues at the former hotel before a serious fire ripped through the building in 2015.

A design and access statement supporting the application says: "The proposed development seeks to make efficient use of this derelict, vacant brownfield site by providing a new hotel, bar and restaurant and banqueting facilities along this key gateway route into Hull city centre.

"The site is located within the city centre boundary and is highly sustainable with a range of services and public transport facilities nearby.

"There is an opportunity to provide a high quality hotel in this sustainable location to support the expanding tourism and conferencing offer in Hull city centre."

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