A state-of-the-art conferencing venue is to be opened as part of a major redevelopment of Hull city centre, it has been announced.
Recently plans were unveiled to rejuvenate the riverside Manor Mill area of the city at a cost of £100 million.
It has now been revealed that global hotel chain Marriott is to open a new venue on the site, with this set to create a number of hospitality jobs and further add to the existing corporate conferencing facilities in the north-east of England.
As well as cutting-edge conference and banqueting facilities, the forthcoming hotel will also boast a top-class fitness centre and rooms boasting high-speed internet connections, with this expected to attract corporate travellers.
Welcoming the news, Richard Kendall, policy executive at the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, told the Hull Daily Mail: "We desperately need more quality hotels in the city centre, so it's very positive that Marriott recognises the potential here."
This comes soon after Yorkshire Forward revealed that Leeds venues generated around £572 million for the city's economy over the past year.