Horse Racing Tips, Tricks and Superstitions from the Shankly Hotel

When it comes to picking a winning horse at the races there’s a fine art to it. Most of us choose horses based on the name or the colour of the jockey’s silks, often there’s a lack of actual research or science behind our final decision and whenever we’ve managed to pick a winner it’s from sheer dumb luck. This year prepare yourselves and see if you two can perfect the art of “handicapping” to pick yourself a winner during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

Art not Science

Grand National weekend Liverpool - art of handicapping

The art of picking a winning horse is called “handicapping”, using all the information at your disposal to select a horse more likely to win the race. We’ve simplified some of the basics for you below by giving you some questions to ask yourself before making a choice;

  • Where has the horse ran before and at what distance?

If the horse has performed well on a similar course in recent races this is a positive.

  • What condition was the track surface of the race previously run and is it the same as the track on the day of the race you are attending?

If not the horse may not perform the same for better or worse.

  • Has the horse travelled to race?

If so there is a likely hood that those involved in the shipping will be pushing the horse harder to recoup any travel expenses.

  • Has your horse had a holiday?

The ideal time for a break between races is between 30-45days. Any longer and the horse may need at least one run to get back in the game.

  • How many races has your chosen horse started in?

A good average of starts for a horse is around 13, an over raced horse may have experience but could do with a well-deserved holiday. Try and aim for lightly raced horses and watch out for the first time or new runners. These are a gamble as they could be raring to go but are also inexperienced.

Odds and Statistics

Calculating the odds of an intended bet can be quite confusing for those with little or no experience in betting and gambling.

A good thing to know is that the majority of winners are actually less than 20-1 on the morning line. Meaning the experienced odds maker has predicted the end of the day odds which are influenced by public betting throughout the day.

Check for recently beaten favourites as these are horses that can turn around their performance in later races. At the same time keep an eye out for horses that are always overbet and favoured and avoid them as they are unlikely to hold any value.

If the odds from your horses last few races were between 2-1 and 6-1 it shows money was taken from those races and the horse was expected to perform better. These horses are anticipated likely winners in their next races.

Lastly, high odds winners tend to repeat winning performances so pay attention to those that have come in winning at high prices.

Myths and Old Wives Tales

Grand National weekend Liverpool

There are a few tricks that long time gamblers will always employ when taking their money to the bookmaker. We thought we’d list the top 10 superstitions and see if they help or hinder yours during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

  1. Bet on 10 stone Jockeys and 10-year-Old horses
  2. Never bet on fillies against colts
  3. Pick a horse wearing your lucky number or colour
  4. Always pick the younger horse in a race full of old timers
  5. Do not bet last minute
  6. Never let another person place your bet
  7. Grey horses for grey days
  8. Bet on horses with Gold or Win in their names
  9. Put your race ticket in the same pocket as your cash, money attracts money
  10. Use the same pocket for your race tickets until you lose then change pockets.

A Sure Thing

If you’d like to learn more about how to pick a winner and what factors determine the odds, make a visit to the Grand National Premier at St George’s Hall on 5th April.

The organisers have enlisted the advice of a panel of racing experts to help you mark your card for the races. They will be talking about form, luck and helping any race goers pick between the losers and hopefully help pick a big winner for a lucky few on the day.

Also, proceeds from the event are donated to Stamp out Suicide.

VIP Racing Events and Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Grand National weekend in Liverpool - VIP races event

Due to the fact that Grand National weekend in Liverpool is treated like a national holiday, the Shankly Hotel have organised some amazing events and offers.

The VIP Races Event taking place in the Garden of Eden is the place to spend Grand National weekend in Liverpool if you’re not going to Aintree for the day. Get yourself dressed up and book your tickets to see all the live action, place some winning bets and enjoy a delicious lunch with superb live entertainment.

If you have been lucky enough to get time off to go to the races then stop off at the Shankly Hotel for a superb champagne breakfast. What’s more, there will be luxury transport laid on to get you to the course on time.

Make the most of our helpful hints and amazing offers during Grand National weekend in Liverpool this week and who knows you could be in the big money come Monday.

Call 0151 6018801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your tickets for any of our up and coming race events.

The Shankly Hotel’s Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

On a visit to Liverpool with the family or a loved one book to stay at the Shankly Hotel and guarantee yourself the most memorable experience of Liverpool. Not only will the Shankly Hotel leave lasting memories of a great family holiday in Liverpool, but our helpful weekly events guides to the city will make sure you enjoy the best of what’s on in Liverpool during your stay.

What to do during the day in Liverpool

Do something a little different during your visit to Liverpool with any one of these amazing daytime city events.

Family Concert: Magical Musical Kingdoms

When: 9th April begins at 14:00

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Family visit to Liverpool - Phillharmonic

On a short city break with the family, it can sometimes be difficult to find a one of a kind activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Liverpool is full of amazing things to see and do, but for a memorable, magical, musical experience of Liverpool take the family along to Liverpool Philharmonic’s Magical Musical Kingdoms.

Let the sounds of the full symphony orchestra take you and the family on a journey through Disney classic fairy tales like Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Frozen.

A fun filled fantasy day out for the whole family and a way to introduce the beauty of orchestral music to a younger generation.

Grand National Eden rooftop VIP event

When: 7th/8th/9th

Where: Eden Rooftop The Shankly Hotel

Grand National event at Eden

For the biggest weekend in Liverpool make sure you have your seat booked into the best place to be other than Aintree for the Grand National.

The Shankly Hotel are hosting a fabulous VIP Rooftop Races event in their stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue complete with live betting and huge screens showing the latest live races action.

To add a giant cherry on top of all that there will be a lovely lunch and bar service accompanied by live entertainment and a DJ.

Where better to be for Liverpool’s most exciting event weekend of the year than at the Garden of Eden’s VIP rooftop Races Event.

The WHO Rock Opera

When: 3rd of April

Where: Echo Arena

The Who Rock Opera

For fans of classic rock and roll, a musical extravaganza will be taking place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on the 3rd of April.

The performance of greatest hits from the Who’s extensive back catalogue will be performed alongside the legendary Rock Opera. Watch as members of The Who bring a show to audiences that haven’t been seen since the 1970’s.

Get your tickets here and make sure you are part of this amazing musical performance during your visit to Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.

Fun Night time events

Instead of spending the night in your luxury Liverpool hotel room at the Shankly Hotel check out one or two of these fun family nights out in Liverpool’ vibrant city centre.

The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser

When: 4th April 19:00

Where: Hot Water Comedy Club

Comedy visit to Liverpool Witty Committee

If you love to laugh and enjoy doing a daily good deed kill two birds with one stone at The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser.

A comedy night taking place in Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club that is guaranteed to leave you with all sorts of good feelings.

The night is a free event and you simply make your donation on the door in the amount of what you think the evening was worth.

Once you are in be prepared for your sides to split as a variety of comedic personalities take to the stage to raise your spirits as well as funds for a worthy cause.

Grand National Aintree preview

When: Wednesday 5th 18:30 pm

Where: St George’s Hall

Grand National Weekend

Get a leg up on the rest of the UK on the 5th of April and educate yourselves on the art of picking a winner during Grand National Weekend at Aintree this year.

St George’s Hall has arranged for an expert panel, made up of racing aficionados, to pick the winners of the races taking place over all three days.

Learn how to pick a winner like the professionals do and put your skills to good use. All proceeds raised from the event will go to the Stamp Out Suicide charity, so by helping yourself to some valuable inside racing knowledge, you will also be helping somebody in need.

ABBA Revival

When: 18:30pm – 11:30pm 7th April

Where: Hangar 34

ABBA funky visit to Liverpool

During your visit to Liverpool make your way down to Hangar 34 on the 7th of April for a revival night full of ‘Dancing Queens’ and ‘Super Troupers’.

The world’s number one ABBA tribute act will be gracing the stage at Hangar 34 and performing those familliar dancefloor filling hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

For fans of ABBA, this revival night will be a great place for you to bust out your signature ABBA style moves. The tribute act performing on the night have travelled across the world have even been asked to grace the band’s homeland of Sweden with a five-day tour.

So ‘Take a Chance’ on ABBA Revival night at Hangar 34 April 7th and say, ‘Thank you for the Music’ to the world’s greatest ABBA tribute act.

 

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool is a city that is celebrated for its musical and cultural heritage so you will never be stuck for something to do, especially with our helpful weekly what’s on guide to Liverpool.

At the Shankly Hotel, we want to make sure you leave Liverpool with memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Check out our latest accommodation offers and book you and your family for a short city break in Liverpool they’ll never forget.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, for the latest prices and availability.

4 Fab Ways to Celebrate Your Mum this Mother’s Day from the Shankly Hotel

We know that every mum is different, special in her own way. That’s why we have arranged four fabulous lovingly designed special Mother’s day offers at the Shankly Hotel.

All of our packages are tailor made so no matter what kind of mum you have you can spoil her in a way you know she’ll never forget.

Check out these four special Mother’s day offers from the Shankly Hotel and see which one suits your mum the best.

Football Mad Mum

Football at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant - special Mother's Day offers

If your mum is the one that’s glued to the sports channels during football season, then treat her to a day out this Mother’s Day from The Shankly Hotel.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant will be screening all the footballing action this season across 10 huge TV’s so every seat is the best in the house.

What’s more, there are brilliant food and drinks offers on throughout the footballing season. So, get mum to put on her team shirt and bring her along to support her side during the footballing season at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

If mum is a Liverpool or Everton fan or simply a fan of legendary player-manager Bill Shankly, a visit to the Shankly Hotel will be at the top of her wish list.

Make mum’s Mother’s Day dreams come true with the gift of a Shankly Tour.

There are three tailored tours to choose from and one where you can design your own. For a true footy fan, there’s nothing better than touring the great city of Liverpool, visiting top cultural spots and checking out the sites of Liverpool’s interesting footballing heritage.

As Bill Shankly is celebrated today as one of football’s great sporting icons, your football mad mum will never forget a Mother’s Day spent at on a Shankly Tour.

Lap of Luxury Mum

Mother's Day Lunch - special Mother's Day offers

Time to spoil the most amazing woman in your life with another of our special Mother’s Day offers from the Shankly Hotel.

Let your mum unwrap a gift she will remember forever by booking a special stay at the Shankly Hotel, with some amazing extras included.

You and mum can spend a little quality time together on Mother’s Day at the Shankly Hotel during an exclusive lunch organised in honour of Mother’s Day.

Chose to dine in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant or in our breath-taking rooftop Garden of Eden on a mouth-watering 3 course Mothering Sunday lunch with a glass of bubbly.

We have also arranged some superb live entertainment for the special day and will provide mum with an amazing Elemis gift bag to make her day.

The whole day is topped off with a fantastic overnight stay in one of our luxury rooms, complete with indulgent jacuzzi bath for mum to take a relaxing dip in.

Get yourself in the good books with mum by booking this ultimate Mother’s Day treat from the Shankly Hotel.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant Mother’s Day Package £159.00 per person and £59 per extra guest.

The Garden of Eden Mother’s Day Package £149.00 per person and £69 per extra guest.

Family time Mum

Family Friday offer at the Sahnkly Hotel - special Mother's Day offers

If your mum loves nothing more than getting together with the family, then our fabulous Family Friday’s package would be ideal to spoil her the weekend of Mother’s Day.

This brilliant inclusive package covers an overnight stay in a family suite at the Shankly Hotel. There’s also a delicious two-course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, goodie bags for the little ones and a bottle of bubbly for mum to enjoy.

This wonderfully special Mother’s day offer is ideal for spoiling those mum’s with little ones that don’t yet get enough pocket money. Bring all mum’s favourite people together, for a fun family night in the city for just £199.00.

Go into the city and watch a play at any of the Liverpool city centre theatres, or perhaps enjoy a day sightseeing in the city toegther before heading back to the comfort of your luxury family suite.

Make some special Mother’s Day memories with the family this weekend by celebrating with our special mother’s day offers.

Night Out With the Girls Mum

Nights out at the Shankly Hotel - special Mother's Day offers

Get mum and all her mummy friends together for one amazing night out in Liverpool, with a stay at the Shankly Hotel.

If your mum doesn’t get out much and has some friends who are in the same boat then spoiling her with a great night out on the town would make the ideal Mother’s Day present.

The Shankly Hotel have an amazing Girls Uptown Pamper Package tailored for ladies who want to make the most out of their time on the town. Give mum the chance to make some amazing memories with all her mummy friends as she and her pals are made over from the luxury of their Bill Shankly themed hotel room.

This amazing overnight offer includes, full make consultation and application, an overnight stay, Prosecco on arrival and breakfast the following morning. To top that off your mum and her mates can enjoy free access to Morgan’s Spa during their visit.

Give mum the gift of freedom this Mother’s Day and let her party in Liverpool with all her friends with this amazing offer from the Shankly Hotel.

Don’t leave it too late to book your Mother’s Day treat

The Shankly Hotel - special Mother's Day offers

We have something for every type of mummy, so there’s no excuse not to nail the perfect gift this Mother’s Day from the Shankly hotel with these special Mother’s Day offers in Liverpool.

Call 0151 601 8801 to book now or for more information on how to spoil mummy email info@signatureliving.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to help make your mum’s Mother’s Day memorable.

A Heavenly Mother’s Day Event at The Shankly’s Eden

Signature Living have organised a spectacular event to help celebrate the most special woman in most of our lives; our mother. This Mother’s Day in Liverpool bring your mum along to the Shankly Hotel’s amazing roof top venue the Garden of Eden, where we are putting on a delicious Mother’s Day lunch she’s sure to remember.

Mother’s Day Spent in the Garden of Eden Eden at The Shankly

Our special Mother’s Day Sunday lunch will include a tasty three-course menu created by our talented Bastion Bar and Restaurant chef’s.

You and mum, along with 248 other guests, will be served refreshing glasses of Prosecco and the whole affair will be complemented by a soulful soundtrack provided by a live swing singer.

What’s more every mum will be leaving our heavenly Mother’s Day event with her very own mini Elemis Gift bag, compliments of Morgan’s Spa.

For just £35 per person, you and mum can spend a delightful day together enjoying fine food, drinks, music and remarkable views across Liverpool from the comfort of our Garden of Eden.

Morgan’s Spa

Morgan's Spa - Mother's Day in Liverpool

Take the opportunity to learn a little more about Morgan’s Spa and the treatments we can provide there at our Mother’s Day Sunday lunch.

A spa representative will be on hand during the day to take bookings and provide gift vouchers so you can spoil mum a little more or perhaps plan for some quality mum and me time in the future.

Either way, you will have the chance to organise a perfect pampering session at our top Liverpool spa during our special Mother’s Day lunch in Eden.

Round off the perfect day with a luxury overnight stay

Double jacuzzi Shankly Hotel - Mother's day in Liverpool

This Mother’s Day it’s time you really pushed the boat out for mum and make her weekend unforgettable with and make “It all About Mum” using our inclusive Mother’s Day package.

Treat your mother to the full Mother’s Day lunch in Eden and follow it up with a luxurious overnight stay in one of our Shankly themed hotel rooms.

Watch as she is blown away by the stylishly unique décor, huge comfy double beds and a relaxing jacuzzi bath.

This amazingly thoughtful Mother’s Day gift is just £159 per person so go on and give mum what she deserves this Mother’s Day.

Book today

The one day out of the year when mums can put their feet up and be pampered, whether they like it or not!

Chose to spend Mother’s Day in Liverpool with the Shankly Hotel and you’ll be in mum’s good books for years to come.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@ signatureliving.co.uk to book either lunch or your mum’s stay today.

4 Signature Living Afternoon Tea Services to get Excited About

At Signature Living, we like to put a unique spin on everything we do. This way we ensure all our guests can enjoy experiences unlike any they’ve had before. With all that said, we crafted 5 fabulously fun afternoon tea services so everyone can enjoy a great day out in Liverpool.

Sit back, relax and let us show you what we have in store for you at the Shankly Hotel’s afternoon tea events.

Service with a Song

Signature Living afternoon tea - singing waiter eden

Do you enjoy a little music when dining?

If so then join us for an afternoon tea brought to you by signing waiters.

The talented serving staff will provide your party with a delicious afternoon tea accompanied by some amazing vocal talents.

Enjoy tasty food and refreshing drinks as your party is serenaded by a singing waiter performing a list of your favourite songs.

Fill a portion of your day with the sound of music at this afternoon tea event with a twist. A fun experience that would make a great treat for any music lover.

This superb event can be booked now and will be hosted in either of our stunning events spaces.

Book your place soon to join us at 30 James Street’s White Star Grand Hall or in our own roof top garden, Eden.

A Magnificently Mad Afternoon Tea Party

Signature Living afternoon tea - Madhatter tea party

Have you always dreamed of being Alice in Wonderland joining the Mad Hatter for one of his truly bonkers afternoon tea parties?

Well, we are famous for making dreams come true.

Our Mad Hatter afternoon tea party will give you the chance to see how wacky things truly are down that rabbit hole.

Your tiny cakes, sandwiches and pastries and a choice of Prosecco or tea will be served during this raving mad tea party in our rooftop garden venue Eden. Just £29.95 per guest.

Your visit will be completed by a host of magically mad characters, there to keep you entertained for the entire afternoon.

If you are looking for an experience that has a dose of the extraordinary then this is an afternoon tea party not to be missed.

Join in the madness from the 4th of March and why not make a night of the event by booking a stay in one of our Wonderland suites at The Shankly Hotel?

The Perfect Prince and Princess Fairytale for the Whole Family

We all enjoy the magical world of make believe as children. Memorable fairytales full of magical characters were woven into our childhood and the love remains strong well into adulthood.

At the Shankly Hotel, we will be bringing some of that wonderful fairytale magic to a series of unforgettable afternoon tea services.

Starting early spring and running through summer, these amazing afternoon tea events will take place in our stunning rooftop garden venue, Eden.

Bring the kids along to meet their favourite fairytale characters and enjoy a day out in Liverpool packed with fairytale fun.

As well as a delicious afternoon tea guests can have their faces painted in the style of their favourite Prince or Princess. Once the service has finished each guest can take away a goody bag filled with special magical treats to remember the event.

This amazing afternoon tea event will be accompanied by magical music to perfectly compliment the Prince and Princess themes. Perfect for a little sing-along song with the whole family.

With prices for adults at just £31.50 and children £16.50, our Prince and Princess fairytale afternoon tea will make a wonderful family day out in Liverpool.

We’re going on an Egg Hunt

Signature Living afternoon tea - East Egg Hunt

Make your little ones Easter a special one this year at our afternoon tea Easter Egg Hunt.

Join us in Eden and help recover all the Easter Bunny’s missing chocolate eggs.

We will be joined by the Easter Bunny himself as well as a whole group of his friends. Our guests will be able to enjoy a great day filled with face painting, singing easter songs and playing easter games.

Our Easter Egg Hunt afternoon tea will be served on good Friday and Easter Monday.

Sure to be a fun and exciting way to celebrate Easter this year at the Shankly Hotel.

Just £31.50 for adults or £16.50 for children, call now and book your family the perfect Easter party.

Get in touch to book your Signature Living afternoon tea

At Signature Living, we aim to provide tailored all round entertainment experiences suitable for everybody. From fun filled family days out to cheeky hen parties and memorable special occasions.

Choose any one of these amazing afternoon tea services for the perfect gift or family day out in Liverpool.

Simply call and speak with our friendly reservations staff on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more details. Stay tuned here for details of each event.

Stay tuned here for more details of each event as they take place.

Make Your Single Valentine’s Day Special at The Shankly

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we’ve decided to scrap the rule book and create the perfect package for celebrating the perks of single life with your nearest and dearest. With stunning views and a glass of bubbly in hand, it’ll be a Valentine’s Day to remember.

If you were planning on staying in, we’re sure we’ll sway your mind with our fantastic deal. What better way to spend the night than by dining in the fanciest of venues, followed by a Valentine’s visit to see Christian Grey in action?

After all, no one needs a significant other to wine and dine the night away.  In true Sex and the City style,  friendships can be the greatest (and often the longest!) romances of all.

What’s the plan?

On Friday 11th February starting at 6:00pm, you can join over 200 others at The Shankly Hotel’s fabulous Garden of Eden for a sit-down meal.

With a minimum of four in your group, let your glasses clink together as you toast to the night with a welcome glass of Prosecco. Before your meal, you can take in the striking views of the city from this stylish rooftop venue.

Eden

While you chat the night away, we’ll be adding a bit of flirtation to the night with cheeky butlers who will be serving you delicious dishes and cocktails!

When you’re all finished off, it’ll be time to head over to the cinema where we’ve booked tickets for the 9:00pm showing of must-see Valentine’s Day film of the year, 50 Shades Darker.

Book Your Tickets

To make sure you don’t lose out on tickets for this unmissable event, don’t forget to book your tickets ASAP. It’s only £30pp to enjoy everything on offer for this one of a kind Valentine’s Day event.

Single Social

If you’d like to chat to our friendly team, just contact 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

The Ultimate Sleepover  

If you want to make the most of the night instead of heading home early, you could keep the party going or cosy up with snacks in one of our famous apartments and suites. Whether you can rally together a big group of friends, or you’ll coming along in a smaller group, our diverse group accommodation means we truly have something for everyone.

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To find your ideal room at the best price, just chat to one of our friendly team on 0151 601 8801 and they’ll be happy to help!

 

 

 

 

11 Memorable Moments from The Shankly Hotel in 2016

It’s been an exciting year for The Shankly Hotel. Since the doors first opened in August 2015, we have hosted some fabulous events and created some amazing memories. Here we count down our most memorable moments from The Shankly Hotel in 2016:

Liverpool’s First Autism Friendly Hotel

As part of a city-wide initiative, The Shankly Hotel  proudly joined other established Liverpool companies to raise autism awareness.

1st autism friendly Liverpool hotel - The Shankly in 2016

Our staff members were individually trained to recognise signs that somebody may have autism. The initiative was backed by a number of schemes as well as the Autism alliance. This along with our help ensured a national audience was reached.

The Shankly Hotel were honoured to be included in such an important initiative and continue to support the plan today.

The Shankly Hotel wins ‘Simply the Guest’ Award 

Just short of a year on from our grand opening and we were the proud recipients of LateRooms prestigious ‘Simply the Guest Award’.

This award is voted for by genuine guest reviews, which is why we were even more pleased to have earned the title.

Customer experience is at the forefront of any Signature Living hotel. The staff at The Shankly Hotel are what make our guests experiences what they are. Therefore, we owe this award to the team for their remarkable efforts.

Our guests are also to thank for taking the time to leave such glowing reviews following their stay with the Shankly Hotel in 2016.

For this and every happy guest experience we can help create, we are grateful.

The Shankly Hotel Wins the LEP Best Newcomer Award

Imagine our delight when another prestigious industry award came our way. Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards recognised The Shankly Hotel as its Best Hotel Newcomer. All this less than 12 months from our grand opening.

LEP Award The Shankly Hotel in 2016

Signature Living owners Lawrence and Katie Kenwright and Bill Shankly’s grandson, Chris Carline attended the ceremony. The trio accepted the award with immense pride and credited staff for their tremendous effort and making the award win possible.

The Shankly Virtual Experience

The Shankly Hotel is renowned for being a unique one of a kind accommodation experience. Bringing to our guests a Bill Shankly experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

Visitors to the Shankly Hotel in 2016 were treated to an out of this world virtual experience. Using modern technology to deliver a brand-new concept, The Shankly Hotel have created The Shankly Virtual Experience.

shankly-virtual-experience - The Shankly Hotel in 2016

Diners from the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and guests at The Shankly Hotel can enjoy the virtual presence of Bill Shankly. Watch on screen as a realistic version of the man himself appears to be dining with you and your friends.

A leap into the future of hotel experiences and a new meaning to those of us who have Bill Shankly on their fantasy dinner guest lists.

The Shankly Hotel Named One of the World’s Best Football Themed Hotels

The Shankly Hotel was first and foremost created as a family friendly hotel. The values and morals passed down by of the greatest player/managers in footballing history are at the heart of all that we do.

Of course, it goes without saying that the Bill Shankly theme carried a lot more than amazing family values. The prestigious footballing career of Bill Shankly is portrayed for all to see throughout The Shankly Hotel.

Shankly Hotel Memorabilia

Guests can enjoy an array of marvellous memorabilia, depicting a fabulous footballing past. Bill Shankly’s contribution to the game of football gave creators of The Shankly Hotel an amazing foundation on which to build such an engaging theme.

We were over joyed being recognised as one of the world’s best football themed hotels. A title awarded to us by the Mirror almost a year on from our grand opening.

The Shankly family have provided the most amazing insight into what made Bill Shankly such an admirable man.

Shankly’s Greatest XI

In summer of 2016 The Shankly Hotel began a public vote to craft the ultimate dream team. We asked the people to choose a team to be named Shankly’s Greatest XI. Voting commenced and in one short month the greatest XI were announced.

To celebrate the a stunning evening dinner banquet took place in The Garden of Eden. Former players and families joined together to mark the contributions made by Bill Shankly to the game of football.

Shankly's Greatest XI - The Shankly in 2016

Players met and greeted fans who had specifically booked tickets for the event in our Baby Eden events venue. The greatest XI and representing families then enjoyed a three-course meal, live entertainment and a silent auction for some rare LFC memorabilia.

A particularly fascinating evening for us and one of our favourite memories from The Shankly Hotel in 2016.

Launch of the Shankly Tours

Bill Shankly was a Scottish man “proud to be called a scouser” and it was this sentiment that inspired us to introduce The Shankly Tours.

The Shankly Hotel tailored a fun selection of trips across Liverpool. The tours include sights and experiences that celebrate the connection Bill Shankly had with the city, it people and both football clubs.

There are football specific tours, match day tours and a combination Shankly and Fab Four Beatles tour. The city excursions have proven to be hugely popular and have made a fabulous addition to Liverpool’s tourist attractions.

We look forward to introducing further Shankly Tour options in 2017. Welcoming many more visitors to experience an alternative view of Liverpool.

Eden Launch

73The eagerly anticipated launch of our city centre rooftop venue, The Garden of Eden, was nothing short of magical.

A full list of VIP’s gathered at on the top floor of the Shankly Hotel. We were pleased to welcome members of Hollyoaks cast, The Real Housewives of Cheshire and a Liverpool football legend or two.

The Garden of Eden is the ideal city centre rooftop space for glamourous events and stunning Liverpool weddings. We were so pleased with the turn out for our official Eden Launch party.

The evening included performances from the Nazielle Danielle School of Dance, Rachel McFarlane and was hosted by Liverpool radio personality Pete Price.

The Eden Launch - The Shankly Hotel in 2016Alongside our celebrities and fabulous performers were a host of whimsical theatrical characters that made the entire evening a true fairy tale full of whimsy and wonderment.

The most perfect evening of celebration introducing the most magical Liverpool events space.

The Bastion’s Pastry Chef Wins Apprentice of the Year

Signature Living are proud to have provided Liverpool’s youth with nearlyl 100 apprenticeships this year.

The ability for us to provide young people the opportunity to work in fast paced, exciting environments is only growing as we do.

We saw fantastic results of the exciting opportunities we offer at The Shankly Hotel in 2016. Our Pastry Chef Apprentice Amy Wilson was awarded Apprentice of the Year at this year’s Switch Onto Business Awards.

Just 12 month after starting her career in the kitchen, Amy has been awarded this prestigious accolade. Her efforts have also impressed her mentor and our executive head chef Matt Cox.

“Amy is innovative, will try anything, experiments and has lots of great ideas… I would put her up there with one of the best apprentices I have ever worked with in 20 years of catering.”

We are sure there’s more to come from Amy and from the other hardworking individuals we have welcomed into the Signature Living family.

Signature’s Grotto at The Garden of Eden

What’s one thing that makes any child’s Christmas wishes complete? A visit to see Santa in Signature’s Grotto.

When we teamed up with One Magical City, we wanted to create the perfect winter wonderland so children in Liverpool could meet the man in red.

Our roof top venue, The Garden of Eden, was transformed into Santa’s Liverpool hideaway. We invited children up to the top floor of the Shankly Hotel, to give Santa their Christmas list. Each little one also collected themselves an early Christmas present.

Signature’s Grotto provided fabulous views across the city for those who were waiting to see Santa. Giving the children who attended a truly memorable Christmas Grotto experience.

TOWIE at The Shankly Hotel

The annual TV favourite, The Only Way is Essexmas, has become a popular UK Christmas TV staple.

We were over the moon when the cast of TOWIE descended upon Liverpool to film the special episode with us.

Cast members Chloe Sims, Danielle Armstrong, John Clark, Tommy Mallet, Georgia Kousoulou and couple Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks were here.

Each cast member enjoyed an evening in one of our luxury suites. The glamorous ladies even treated themselves to a well-deserved glass of bubbly and delicious afternoon tea in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Keep an eye out this Essexmas for scenes filmed at The Shankly hotel in 2016.

The Only Way is Essexmas Filming at The Shankly Hotel in 2016

Magical Wedding Show at the Garden of Eden

To celebrate the launch of the newest Liverpool wedding venue, The Garden of Eden, our wedding team at the Shankly Hotel organised a wonderful Eden Wedding Show. The first of many to come.

The Shankly Hotel opened it’s doors to happy brides and grooms inviting them int to imagine how their special day could be spent with us.

The event was a screaming success and all who attended had access to the best local suppliers. We even hosted a glamorous fashion show complete with catwalk and models clad in wedding day attire.

Catwalk at The Garden of Eden Wedding Show

Our guests and the team involved participated in the internet craze the Mannequin Challenge. An all-round fantastic day was had by staff and guests. The first Wedding Show of many more spectacular events we look forward to hosting at The Garden of Eden.

 

So here’s where we wrap up memories from The Shankly Hotel in 2016. An entire year of fabulous events and wonderful moments.

We’d like to thank each and every person who made these moments possible, our wonderful staff and all those who have been mentioned above.

In particular, we’d like to thank our guests with whom we look forward to helping make more magical memories at The Shankly Hotel in 2017.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Shankly

To celebrate New Year’s Eve with elegance, look no further than Liverpool’s Shankly Hotel for the most beautiful rooftop venue in the city. With spectacular views across Liverpool, there’s nowhere  more special to wine and dine with loved ones as you welcome 2017 in style.

The Garden of Eden is a huge favourite with our guests. Frequently hired out for special occasions such as weddings and baby showers, we’ve created the perfect New Year’s Eve package so that you can dance the night away with everything you need on hand.

For one night only, this spectacular rooftop venue will be transformed into a charming New Year’s ball that simply can’t be matched elsewhere, so make sure you get the sparkles out the wardrobe and dress to impress!

New Year Eden

What to expect

  • Let the ball commence with bubbles on arrival from 7:00pm –  7:30pm
  • A sensational five-course meal crafted by our talented chefs
  • A glass of champagne in hand to toast in the New Year
  • Fantastic live music and DJ until 1am

Eden Christmas New Year

 

Menu

We all know the struggle of wandering from place to place in the cold around Christmas and New Year, so why not give that a miss? You can enjoy a delicious meal and dance the night away all under the same roof.

Featuring Pan Fried Fillet Steak and Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese Wellington, there’s an array of tasty options to choose from on our menu below:

nye-eden-menu

Staying at The Shankly

If you haven’t had a chance to stay at the Shankly yet, New Year’s Eve is calling your name!

The Shankly Hotel

Avoid the endless queues and taxi chaos with an unforgettable stay at the Shankly.  You’ll be thanking for your decision when you’re feeling cosy in one of our luxury rooms and suites. Our rooms are equipped with whirlpool jacuzzi baths and we even offer a Midnight Munchies menu of late night food to help ease that next day recovery!

To find out more from our helpful team you can contact us on or book your stay today before rooms run out!

 

 

 

Magical Wedding Show at the Garden of Eden

This weekend we hosted the most wonderful event at our breathtaking Garden of Eden Wedding Show. Held in the new Garden of Eden rooftop venue located above The Shankly Hotel.

Photographers and bakers and wedding dress makers.

Brides, grooms, bridesmaids and their families came from near and far. All wanting to see some of Liverpool’s most talented and qualified wedding suppliers. Those who attended the show included dress makers, florists, photographers, bakers and so much more who were all there to inspire and excited those soon to be wed.

Garden of Eden Wedding Show

Weddings with Signature Living

There was also a magnificent catwalk show for models to show off stunning wedding ensembles. Our talented events team were also on hand to answer any questions guests had and help them to plan their dream wedding. Guests had the choice of all our venues including The Garden of Eden, Baby Eden or 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.

Venues dressed to impress

This was the first time The Garden of Eden was open for a wedding show and it looked utterly fabulous. With unique table settings, unencumbered views of the city. The ideal chance for any couple to explore the venue and all it had to offer, it was a great day had by all. Baby Eden which is situated on the ground floor of The Shankly Hotel was furthermore open to guests looking for a more intimate venue for their big day.

Baby Eden

Brides & grooms to be as well as suppliers even took part in a Mannequin Challenge, a craze which has swept the internet.

Entertainment was on hand to give couples a taste of what their wedding entertainment could be. From a DJ to live saxophonist and even a magician, there was plenty going on to give those soon to be wed a taste of their big day.

Catwalk at The Garden of Eden Wedding Show

Pre Wedding treatments at Morgan’s Spa

Body Contour Lipo were also at the Garden of Eden Wedding Show. They provided brides, and grooms to be a demonstration of some of their amazing procedures. Housed within Morgan’s Spa at 30 James Street, Body Contour Lipo offer a whole range of procedures to help you get wedding day ready.

Whether you’re unhappy with your weight, want give your skin a boost or needto eliminate wrinkles. With Body Contour Lipo you can chose from a whole host of packages specially designed to prepare you for your big day.

If you would like to book your wedding with us at any of our magical venues, please get in touch with our dedicated wedding coordinators on 0151 601 5901. Alternatively you can email your chosen venue weddings@theshanklyhotel.com or weddings@rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Garden of Eden Open Evening

The newest most exciting Liverpool wedding venue opened its doors last week. The first event of its kind in the venue an amazing wedding open evening for excited brides and grooms.

The Garden of Eden is situated on the top floor of The Shankly Hotel and is set to become one of the most incredible wedding venues in the North West.

Boasting stunning unencumbered views of Liverpool, the Garden of Eden is a magical place to host your special day.

On the day

Hundreds of brides to be and their partners came to the Garden of Eden. All in the hopes of beginning plans for their big day. Couples were introduced to suppliers and most importantly made the decision if Eden was the venue for them.

Our dedicated wedding coordinators were on hand during the two-day event. Offering brides expert advice, answering any questions and providing exclusive tours around the stunning venue.

Eden was beautifully set out as it would be for a special Liverpool wedding. Full table settings, dance floor and flowers were on display to demonstrate to the happy couples, exactly what their big day could look like.

Liverpool wedding venue The Garden of Eden

The open event was free to attend with canapes and prosecco on offer to all guests.

Wedding co-ordinator Ciara Martin said:

“The day went amazing and we were excited to welcome so many lovely couples.

This was the first time The Garden of Eden has hosted a wedding open evening and the venue looked incredible, so we’re really pleased with how it all went.

We were lucky to have such a beautiful day which allowed couples to see all the way down to the docks and appreciate the incredible panoramic views Eden has to offer.

We can’t wait to see the rest of the development completed, and we know it’s only going to get bigger and better.”

This is the first stage of development for The Garden of Eden. Further plans include an extended garden area and a number of hot tubs suspended over the city.

Wedding Open Evening at 30 James Street

Our sister hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic is hosting their very own wedding open evening on the 18th August for those looking to get married in the iconic White Star Grand Hall.

Wedding co-ordinators will be on hand as well as the best Liverpool wedding suppliers in the business.

Liverpool wedding venue White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street

If you would like to attend the wedding open evening, please confirm your attendance by dropping a message to weddings@rmstitanichotel.co.uk.