Marco Pierre White’s Black and White Hospitality company has done its first ever restaurant deal with Pullman Hotels, the upscale hotel chain owned by AccorHotels.
The tie-up will see the Liverpool branch of The Pullman Liverpool house the UK’s second Wheeler’s of St. James’ restaurant, with the opening date slated for November this year.
Wheeler’s of St. James’ is one of five restaurant brands that Pierre White’s group owns. The Liverpool branch’s kitchen will be built to serve 120 covers.
Pierre White told The Guide Liverpool: “The Wheeler’s brand carries with it certain standards, and certain connotations. It’s about the highest quality of oysters, the freshest seafood and a memorable experience. This is exactly what I want to bring to Liverpool.
“I can see from the success of my Liverpool Steakhouse Bar & Grill that the people of this city have an appetite and a desire for high quality restaurants, and with the amazing location paired with a menu which I take great pride in, locals and tourists alike will find this to their taste.”
Nick Taplin, CEO of Black and White Hospitality, added: “Wheeler’s is a very special brand for us. Before we decide on a location, we must be sure it is in keeping with the ethos of this historic name. Pullman has a global reputation for being situated in vibrant parts of town and Pullman Liverpool is in keeping with this. With Wheeler’s overlooking Liverpool’s waterfront and only a short stroll from the historic Albert Dock, we feel we have found the perfect match for our second restaurant.”
Pullman operates 117 hotels and resorts across the world.