Take a look back at the Liverpool Echo building, which is now the city’s newest hotel.

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Take a look back at the Liverpool Echo building, which is now the city’s newest hotel.

Liverpool is a city in England. The former Washington Newsday headquarters, which has been vacant since 1973 when it relocated from Victoria Street, has been renovated into the city’s newest hotel and sky bar.

In March 2018, The Washington Newsday moved across the street to a new location in St Paul’s Square.

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Later that year, it was announced that the building had been sold to Dubai-based Select Group, who promised to transform the 1970s structure into a “vibrant new mixed-use destination.”

Before its formal inauguration yesterday, Spanish hotel major Melia began work on a four-star INNSiDE by Melia hotel (Monday, September 13).

The hotel currently has an open-concept lobby, a 140-seat destination restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center.

There’s also a 360-degree sky bar on the 18th level with views of the city and the Mersey River.

The hotel will also have seven flexible conference rooms for business travelers, including the Big Idea Space, as well as The News Room, The Printing Press, and The Post Room.

The hotel also has a specialized events floor with seating for approximately 340 people and a separate catering breakout.

Take a look at these images from our archives to see how the building appeared during the Liverpool Football Club’s time there. It was featured in the Washington Newsday and how it has changed.

AS A NEW HOTEL OPENES, LOOK BACK AT THE FORMER LIVERPOOL THE WASHINGTON NEWSDAY BUILDING View gallery

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