Grand National Weekend Highlights at Eden

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, we offered a variety of amazing Grand National packages this year.  And it’s no surprise that one of our most popular deals was the fabulous VIP Rooftop Races package!

Grand National weekend 2017 saw a dazzling few days at our stunning Eden venue.

Guests were able to catch all the action over Friday and Saturday, enjoying live coverage on our big screens and making the most of our wonderful outdoor terrace.

Soaking Up the Sun

Overlooking the most famous landmarks in Liverpool, our Garden of Eden terrace proved the perfect spot for a sunny Grand National weekend.

Guests enjoyed catching the rays while sipping away on glasses of bubbly and beers.

We captured some of the best moments from the day and thought you’d like to see!

Our lovely guests made the most of the sun!

The perfect backdrop on a sunny day…

Watching the Races in Action

We brought the atmosphere of the Grand National to the Shankly this year. Guests showcased the best of their wardrobe to see the races brought to life on our large screens.

Attendees were also able to use our interactive tablets to place bets throughout the day, making it all the more fun and building excitement.

The lovely ladies attending the weekend certainly dressed to impress from head to toe. We saw an array of stunning dresses and gorgeous make up showcasing true Liverpool style.

Ladies who lunched at Eden dressed to impress!

Hire the Garden of Eden

Our Garden of Eden space is available to hire, making your special occasions all the more magical.

The most scenic outdoor Liverpool wedding venue, our enchanting Eden room and garden terrace are situated on the top floor of the Shankly Hotel itself.

Offering the most breathtaking views of Liverpool, you’ll have the ultimate photo backdrop, helping you to capture the most memorable moments in style.

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is a luxury hotel in Liverpool city centre. Located within the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and nightlife scene, guests will find everything they could wish for right on their doorstep.

From Liverpool’s leading high street brands to the best night clubs in Liverpool, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice! Our Bill Shankly-themed hotel offers guests a unique experience of staying in the city. Guests can make the most of our Bill Shankly memorabilia featured within individual rooms and throughout the rest of the hotel.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant offers a diverse menu of heavenly dishes and handcrafted cocktails poured to perfection.

A favourite for birthday and anniversary meals in Liverpool, the Bastion serves a wide range of hearty dishes, thoughtfully created by our talented team of chefs. The Bastion is the ultimate Liverpool restaurant to indulge in fantastic meals with family and friends.

Make sure you look out for our unmissable offers throughout the rest of the year! We hope to see you soon at the Shankly Hotel. 



Signature Living Release Plans for George Best Themed Hotel in Belfast

The hotel developers behind The Shankly Hotel have released plans for another football legend themed hotel in Belfast.

Signature Living has revealed that they plan to develop five hotels in the northern Irish capital of Belfast with one hotel having a distinct theme of one’s of the city’s finest football players, George Best.

Founder, Lawrence Kenwright, said the hotel will take on the same template as The Shankly Hotel on Victoria St, which since opening August 2015 has become a landmark destination for football lovers all over the world.

With further dedicated tours will you take you around the beloved football ground and city which Bill cherished, the plan is to create this same complete experience at the George Best Hotel.

Talking about the George Best Hotel, Lawrence said; “we are using the knowledge that we have gleaned from The Shankly Hotel. Every room has a story of an individual that knew him.

“It’s about unearthing those stories… not so much the main life stories that everyone knows, this is about the stories you don’t know about.”

The Shankly Hotel is filled with unique, never-before-seen memorabilia which was kindly donated by the Shankly family, from Bill’s old typewriter to LFC contracts, his tracksuit and letters from fans, the George Best hotel will take on the same ilk.

Shankly Hotel Memorabilia

The perfect site has not been chosen yet but it’s expected to be as magnificent at other Signature Living developments.

The plans have the full backing of George Best’s family who after visiting The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, signed a contract.

Signature Living has furthermore said they plan to develop five hotels in the city of Belfast, with one other taking on the theme of Titanic due to the city being the birthplace of the ill-fated vessel.

This Belfast-based Titanic Hotel will, just like 30 James Street- Home of the Titanic in Liverpool, celebrate the ship’s history as well as the people aboard and involved in the ship as well as the building it resides.

Two sites are close to completion but founder Lawrence has other iconic landmark building in his sights.

The completion of these five unique hotels will create 500 jobs in the city across all sectors, from builders to hospitality staff, maintenance and chef’s, the creation of these hotels is hoped to further the cities tourism industry and make it a must-visit, just like Liverpool has become.

This is a hugely exciting time for Signature Living and we’re looking forward to not only seeing the building which is planned for development but to see how George Best is honoured.

You can keep up to date with the George Best hotel development and the other four hotels by following Lawrence Kenwright’s blog.

Shankly Hotel to Host MD Production’s Official Media Launch for #blankcanvas Project

Liverpool-based creative company MD productions provide communal support for people of any background or age in the city. We are pleased to be hosting their official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel to promote a new project, #blankcanvas, to the businesses of Liverpool.

An amazing launch event

MD productions - event at the Shankly Hotel

#blankcanvas is an amazing project that aims to help prepare those involved for their future in work and in life. The project will help put more focus on developing people outside classroom environments.

The launch event at the Shankly Hotel will give local businesses and partners a chance to come together and understand the impact that #blankcanvas will have on the future of Liverpool.

MD productions already run several successful non-profit organisations across the city that support passionate creative people of all ages and backgrounds.

These include dance lessons, entrepreneurial advice for new businesses and open stage nights where talented individuals can perform to a paying audience.

MD Productions nurtures the dreams of young and old performers and during the official media launch event at the Shankly Hotel, we can learn much more about how the project will unfold.

The importance of supporting the young people of Liverpool

Accounts apprenticeship - Signature Living

At the Shankly Hotel, we are involved in a network of college apprenticeship schemes, with apprentices working day to day in some of the roles and departments within Signature Living.

We are lucky to be able to provide such a wide selection of experiences that help to develop a range of necessary life and workplace skills. Today we have apprentices in accounting, social media, marketing, culinary and construction roles.  The list is endless as are the possibilities.

Supporting the ambition and passion of those willing to learn in our cities helps to guarantee a brighter future. Another reason we are so pleased to help bring #blankcanvas to the attentions of successful Liverpool businesses.

Corporate events

When hosting an event at the Shankly Hotel delegates and organisers have easy access from public and road transport links in and out of Liverpool.

Our stylish events spaces can hold up to 350 guests and come complete with access to refreshments and the Shankly Hotel’s superb events staff service. High-speed secure Wifi throughout the hotel can be accessed 24 hours a day and we even have our very own Liverpool restaurant and bar.

The Shankly Hotel is a far cry from a stuffy corporate boardroom. Instead, the Shankly Hotel provides a venue with character, style and a professional and friendly staff service.

Perfect for hosting any corporate event in Liverpool.


We are pleased to be able to provide a Liverpool events venue to help promote such a worthwhile MD Productions project to the businesses of Liverpool.

The official media launch of #blankcnavas will take place at 08:30 am Thursday 16th of February. To register your attendance please email

Excitement Builds for the Garden Eden Launch

Here at Signature Living, we’re renowned for throwing the ultimate parties with world-class entertainment, VIP guests and an unrivalled atmosphere. Our latest launch party is expected to be our biggest and best yet . A whole host of performers and entertainers will be taking to the stage to celebrate the opening of the newest and most spectacular rooftop venue in Liverpool.


Situated above The Shankly Hotel, The Garden of Eden is set to be a remarkable wedding, events and conference venue. Promising guests stunning panoramic views of the city from both the interior and from the stunning garden terrace.


The launch night, which takes place tomorrow the 18th November is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year. The city is buzzing with some of the biggest celebrities already expressing their excitement on social media.


In true Signature Living style, our invites were far from ordinary, with a unique astronomer hand delivering the stunning invitations to unsuspecting guests.

VIP invite delivery for Eden Launch

The VIP invites came in a Wonderland Box filled with goodies such as mini bottles of Liverpool Gin, personalised Eden M&M’s and a key which is their VIP entrance to the launch.

Eden Launch Invites


Celebrities who have received their luxury invite and posted to social media include; Coleen Rooney, Denise Welch, Sheree Murphy and Duncan James as well as Hollyoaks actors such as Jessica Fox, Anna Passey, Jimmy Essex and Nikki Sanderson as well as a whole host of other famous faces who will getting glammed up for the big event.

Coleen Rooney Eden Launch


Guests are in for a treat as multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning songstress Gabrielle is set to take to the stage as well as club star Rachel McFarlane.

A host of local talent will also be putting on a show stopping performance including Nazene Danielle Dance School, who will be wowing guests with a special Eden routine.

There is so much more promised for the evening and we’re starting to get really excited for what’s in store.

We will be giving you all special sneak peaks from the newest rooftop venue in Liverpool and juicy details of the launch.

Keep upto date

Make sure you keep an eye on our social media accounts inclduing Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as Snapchat.

Make sure you add and follow us  to see the best red carpet appearances and behind the scenes action of the most exciting event of 2016.

Find us on;

Facebook – The Shankly Hotel 

Twitter – SignatureLiving

Instagram – ShanklyHotel

Snapchat – Sigliving 

The Shankly Hotel: Winners of LEP Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy Award



The top names in Liverpool tourism business were out in style to attend the annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards and Gala Dinner at St George’s Hall. The guests of the gala watched on as The Shankly Hotel were awarded Best Hotel Newcomer; a fantastic recognition of contributions towards the tourism industry, just under a year after opening its doors to the public. Accepting the award together, Signature Living’s owners, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, and Bill Shankly’s Grandson, Chris Shankly, beamed with pride at being recognised by such an important body as Liverpool City Region.


This award comes shortly after The Shankly Hotel received the ‘Simply the Guest’ award from; an award voted upon by guest reviews alone, deeming The Shankly Hotel the Best UK Luxury Hotel on LateRooms. In recognition of efforts made, Katie credited staff at The Shankly Hotel, noting their tremendous hard work as being the key reason the award win was a possibility.

Shankly Hotel award

Next there comes a chance to make Signature Living scoop a hat trick at the ECHO Regional Business awards, where we have been shortlisted for the ECHO Business Investment of the Year. Awarded in recognition of how our investment since January has had an impact on business growth and the local economy. Hoping to add this prestigious award to our 2016 achievements, Signature Living will be attending the awards ceremony held at St George’s Hall on the 23rd May.



The awards ceremony is set to celebrate the excellence of Liverpool’s business leaders, and with entries growing in number and the awards themselves gaining further recognition, an ECHO Regional Business Award is a respected accolade for any local business to hold.

Fingers crossed we can become an ECHO RBA recognised company, leading up to the International Festival for Business (IFB2016), this year commencing June 13th. The IFB2016 has generated further global recognition for Signature Living, as business ambassadors from across the world arrive in Liverpool to stay with us, not only boosting the hotel industry but the city itself.



The Shankly Hotel’s sister hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, will also welcome a number of the attending business festival delegates this year and has us boasting 100% occupancy across the summer weekends for the next few months. This is largely due to the IFB2016, but also in light of Liverpool becoming a major UK city break destination.

To enjoy a visit to any of the award winning Signature Living locations, contact our friendly team on 0151 236 0166 or email We will be happy to hear from you.