|Architect||F and G Holme|
|Governing body||Historic England|
|Designated||14 Mar 1975|
It was built in 1883 to a design by F & G Holme as the base for the Conservative Club. It was later acquired by the City Council and housed the education department but was sold in the late 1990s. It was intended that the building would be linked with two other properties on St Thomas Street and turned into Liverpool's first 5-star hotel, known as the Layla. Initially planned for opening in 2006, the project was delayed and the investors, Illiad, sold their shares in the development to a Dubai based consortium in July 2012. The new 87-room hotel opened in October 2015 branded as a Doubletree by Hilton.
The building is three storeys tall with a basement and an attic and is built from stone with a slate mansard roof. The exterior is partially surrounded with balustrades and there is a balcony on the first floor of the building.
- Liverpool Museums
- Bartlett, David (12 July 2012). "Developer behind Liverpool’s first five-star hotel sells stake in scheme". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Thomas, Joe (12 October 2015). "Liverpool Doubletree by Hilton hotel officially opens today". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
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