Alma de Cuba, Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant, bar and events space, an independent spirit that leaves a lasting impression. Set inside the magnificent conversion of the former St. Peters Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba has an eclectic mix of Cuban, Hispanic, and Latin American influences that are enhanced with Liverpool’s great spirit.
Situated in the former St Peter’s Catholic Church on the south side of Seel Street in Liverpool. The building is itself an iconic destination as it is the first church in Liverpool to be turned into a social venue.
The church was opened on?the 7th of September in 1788. It served as a Catholic building for 188 years until 1976, after which it served the local Polish community for a short time. For this reason, it is still today affectionately referred to as ‘the Polish Church’.
Until its closure in 1978, St. Peter’s was the oldest surviving Catholic Church in Liverpool. After a period of disuse, the building was taken over by Urban Splash and is now the internationally acclaimed ultra- stylish restaurant and bar, Alma de Cuba.
Liverpool is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe. Liverpool is home to a vibrant nightlife, with its name closely associated with some of the most important names from the world of music such as the Beatles, the Lightning Seeds, and Elvis Costello. visitors to Liverpool city region spend around £3.4 billion a year. this is expected to rise to £4.2billion by 2020.
LIVERPOOL – THE BEST CITY TO INVEST IN
Liverpool has been identified as showing exciting growth potential in 2018, with global researchers Arcadis ranking the city 4th in the UK, ahead of London, Manchester, and Birmingham in its recent ‘UK Growth Hotspots’ report.
Liverpool has a thriving tourist economy and welcomes almost 60 million visitors to the regions each year, supporting around 46,000 jobs and is now ranked 5th in the country for popularity with international tourists. Liverpool One, the mammoth leisure and retail park in the city center records annual footfall in excess of 26 million and The Echo Arena is a significant draw for visitors as the city’s premier entertainment venue.
There is a sizeable student population in Liverpool, which has several prestigious universities serving more than 60,000 students, a rising number of them from overseas. Liverpool’s student community continues to thrive and grow, attracted to the city and its rich historical and cultural offering, together with one of the lowest cost of living scores in the UK.
Liverpool, boasting a GVA in excess of £9.15bn, is a strategic city in the North West of England, which is the UK’s second largest regional economy, valued at around £150bn and powered by 266,000 successful businesses.
Big brand names including Barclays Wealth, Jaguar Land Rover, Maesrk, Novartis, and Sony have already shown their confidence in Liverpool’s future by making a significant investment in the area.
Perhaps most famously synonymous with the tragic story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, Liverpool is still a strategic location for merchant ships and cruise liners today. The city’s cruise terminal brings in substantial tourism revenue to the city’s local economy, and a second terminal is now in the planning stages as part of the Liverpool Waters Scheme.
Located on Seel Street in the heart of the city center, Alma de Cuba is situated in the heart of Liverpool’s most popular entertainment, cultural and retail destinations.
The Liverpool One shopping district boasts a broad range of shops, restaurants and cinemas for daytime activity.
The city’s museums, art galleries, the Albert Dock and the waterfront are within a fifteen- minute walk of the venue which allows visitors to experience the city’s rich mercantile history and stunning riverside views.
Transport links to the location are also convenient for guests with close proximity to the city’s main station, Lime Street. Liverpool airport is just over 10 miles.
This investment will work on the principles of Secured Partnership Investment (SPI). Simply put, this is a secured loan arrangement secured via a corporate guarantee from Signature Living Hotels Ltd which sets out various investor protections as per the conditions of the contract. The corporate guarantor position is backed by the full estate with a current GDV of 450m GBP and a balance sheet in excess of 100m GBP.
With £5 million paid out to customers in 2017 and predicted pre-tax profits of 37.4 million for the 2017-18 financial year, the Signature brand continues to go from strength-to-strength and with more satisfied investors than ever.