The Shankly Host a Reunion Dinner for the 1992 Liverpool FA Cup Winners

To celebrate 25 years since Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0 in the 1992 Fa Cup Final, the Shankly Hotel proudly hosted a glorious reunion dinner to honour the winners.

This wonderful evening saw Liverpool captain of the day, Mark Wright, reunite with fellow players Dean Saunders who partnered Rush as a striker, midfielder Jan Molby and physio Phil Boersma, for a night of reminiscence and celebration.

A Fun Filled Evening of Football

Set within the stunning Eden venue in The Shankly Hotel, the evening included a delicious 3 course meal and a host of treats for the guests.

Highlights were shown of the historic match and a Q+A was held with the famous players, along with football themed quizzes and games.

Fans who attended were treated to photographs with the footballing legends, as well as speeches from the players.

During the night exclusive memorabilia including shirts and photographs from the day were put on auction and a raffle was held featuring brilliant prizes.

The event was attended by a range of football enthusiasts, including the next generation of Reds fans and the heroes of the club’s history.

A roaring success, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was a chance for younger fans of the game to learn about the brilliant history of Liverpool FC.

The 1992 Fa Cup Final

On the 9th May 1992, Liverpool faced Sunderland in the Fa Cup Final at Wembley stadium.  Sunderland were the first second division team to appear in an FA Cup final since West Ham did so in 1980 and they had a better start to the game than Liverpool.

However, things quickly turned around when Michael Thomas chipped in a half volley in the 47th minute, with an assist from Steve McManaman.

Not long after, Dean Saunders unfortunately hit the crossbar with a header as the Reds pushed for a second goal to cement their lead.

And 20 minutes later the win was sealed when Ian Rush completed the scoring to put the team 2-0 up and became the leading goalscorer in FA Cup Finals with five.

Graeme Souness’s men emphatically lifted the trophy and it returned to Merseyside after a 73 year draught for Liverpool FC.

It was Liverpool’s fifth triumph in the competition, and would be their only major trophy under the management of Graeme Souness

Liverpool didn’t win the trophy again until nine years later.

The Shankly Hotel

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The Shankly were proud to be the hosts of this brilliant evening that celebrated Liverpool Football Club’s history and the event couldn’t have been held in a more appropriate venue.

A self-confessed mini museum to the great player and manager, Bill Shankly, the hotel offers its guests an incomparable insight into his fascinating career and life.

Bill Shankly successfully transformed Liverpool football club into the fighting force we’ve known and loved.

The admiration for Bill Shankly is shared between all true football fans and taking a walk around the Bill Shankly museum in The Shankly is the stuff that dreams are made of.

We hope to host many more football themed evenings that celebrate the beautiful game.

BBC to Broadcast Feature Length Documentary on the Life of Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Club’s legendary manager, will be the subject of a new BBC feature length documentary that will hit the screens before the end of the year.

Bill Shankly was a hero to many people across the city and the film will look at his career and his goal to make Liverpool a ‘bastion of invincibility.’ Shankly: Nature’s Fire finished filming at the end of May this year and is due to air within a few months.

The Scottish manager was a true character on the streets of Liverpool and the new documentary will follow his story from start to finish, showcasing his charisma, strength, uniqueness and charm.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire

Young Bill Shankly

The film has received a great amount of support from the footballing community, with former players from Scotland and Liverpool Football Club acting as contributors. His family, fans and journalists, including Sports writer Hugh Mcillvanney and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, have also taken part to make this the best tribute to the legend himself.

The film was two years in the making and Peter Hooton, producer of the film and lead singer of local band The Farm was determined to do the story justice.

He said: “Shankly epitomised a different set of values that I think are still admired to this day. I agreed to be involved in the making of this documentary because Shankly was my boyhood hero”.

Shankly: Nature’s Fire will feature archive footage and interviews with those who knew the man best, footage from matches and from his day to day life to give a great representation of the personality and charm that the man himself was known for.

Liverpool FC’s Hero

Bill Shankly & LFC

Bill Shankly was the saviour of Liverpool football club, he took the club from a dwindling position in Second Division to a team that had a trophy cabinet to be proud of, as well as a solid place in First Division.

His now legendary quote, “my idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually, everyone would have to submit and give in’, epitomised his attitude and determination to turn the club around.

He wasn’t always about the football, he was a stable family man who was loved by the community and his relatives alike. His grandson, Christopher Carline, credits his Nan, Bill’s wife, with the success and unfaltering determination of his Granddad. Agnes Wren Shankly supported the Scottish native through everything and is an icon and role model for the modern-day WAG.

A Lasting Tribute

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The Shankly Hotel was a collaborative effort with the Shankly family to bring the people of Liverpool a lasting tribute to a Liverpool legend.

Offering fans a journey through the life and career of the man who changed the face of ~Liverpool’s football, The Shankly Hotel is a truly unique hotel and dining experience. From letters penned by Shankly himself to handwritten tactic sheets to private memorabilia, The Shankly Hotel is a one of a kind tribute to the man who was made for Liverpool.

The 146th Golf Open Comes Back to Royal Birkdale

The Shankly Hotel was built upon a wealth of sporting heritage, and as a result, we are extremely excited to welcome The Golf Open back to Royal Birkdale this summer for the 10th time. With some of the greatest golfers coming together in close proximity to Liverpool, make sure you get your tickets to enjoy this remarkable display of golfing ingenuity at the 146th Open 2017.

The Oldest Championship in Golf

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In 1860 eight men took to Prestwick St Nicholas golf course to determine who would be named the champion golfer among them. First prize was a belt fashioned from rich red Morrocan leather worth a whopping £25 pounds (over £500 to date), named the Challenge Belt.

Three rounds played over the challenging links course resulted in a win by Willie Park Senior beating his rival Old Tom Morris by just two shots. It was from here that the golf open became a tournament open to experienced players across the globe.

For over 150 years talented golfers have battled it out to be honoured the title “Champion Golfer of the Year” and the prize of the iconic Claret Jug.

The Claret Jug replaced the Challenge Belt in 1870 after the belt was won three times in a row by Young Tom Morris and was his for keeps.

In 1872 Morris won The Open again but the new trophy had not been ready in time to present it to him.Then in 1873 Morris’ winning streak was felled by Tom Kidd who was lucky enough to be the first player to receive the Claret Jug, Morris’ name was however engraved first upon the trophy.

Over last century and a half, the winners of The Open have entertained swarms of golf fans with riveting performances of skill and determination. This time honoured golfing competition continues to attract new comers to the sport of golf and bring crowds of spectators to 14 links courses dotted around Britain’s picturesque coastline each year.

The Open at Royal Birkdale

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Situated north of Liverpool on the coast of Southport Royal Birkdale is a sweeping links course that has been carved out among towering sand dunes by three generations of golf course architects.

Royal Birkdale is recognised as the 18th best golf course in the world outside the USA, due to its excellent spectator vantage points and

The first Open Championship to be hosted in Royal Birkdale was in 1954 when winner Peter Thompson became the first Australian to lift the Claret Jug after his triumph. After this Thompson went on to win a further three Open Championships in a row.

A special moment in golf occurred at Royal Birkdale when Lee Trevino completed a hat-trick of victories in the space of only four weeks. Before he lifted the centenary Claret Jug in 1971, Trevino had also won the US Open and the Canadian Open.

Royal Birkdale has a reputation as being a challenging but fun course to play, set out over 6690 yards, with 18 holes and a 70 par. As with any other links course, the challenge can change with the weather, on a windy day anything of the fairway leaves a player in trouble.

This year Royal Birkdale will be hosting it’s 10th Open Championship, with 156 players heading to Southport and crowds of spectators too, the 146th Open is set to be a fabulous golfing event in 2017.

Thinking of attending The Open?

For a great family friendly day out there’s nothing like going to The Open.

If you are already a golf fan then great but The Open also looks after those who are new to the game. The biggest names in golf will be in attendance and you can catch a glimpse of your favourite player winding their way in between the dunes.

There are plenty of refreshment stalls selling delicious food and drinks as well as marvellous spectator spots where you can set up camp at any hole or tee to watch each player start or finish every hole.

The Shankly Hotel is ideally located close to railway stations in Liverpool.

Simply board the train from Liverpool Central or Moorfields bound for Southport and alight at Hillside Station. The journey has 14 stops in total (if boarding at Liverpool Central) and will take just under one hour. From Hillside station Royal Birkdale is just a 10-minute walk.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel during The Open at Royal Birkdale and enjoy a luxurious break in the city with easy access to one of the most prestigious golfing tournaments of the year.

Call and book today for the entire tournament or just the day on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Signature Living Launch an Amazing Chef Summer School

Have you got a passion for food and all things culinary? If the answer is yes then read on, as Signature Living have just launched an amazing Chef Summer School for budding junior master-chefs.

Have you visited the Bastion Restaurant in the Shankly Hotel and been inspired by some of the delicious delights that our amazing chefs cook up?

We are looking for school leavers who have always dreamed of a career in the kitchen and want to kick start their profession with a leading company.

Share our appetite for greatness by applying for our Signature Chef Summer School.

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Do you Have the Right Ingredients?

If you are looking to join a fast-growing company, get ahead and learn from the very best, this could be the perfect opportunity to achieve your dreams.

But first you must possess the perfect ingredients for our Signature recipe. You must:

  • Be a school leaver aged between 15-18 years
  • Have a real passion for cooking
  • Be determined, hardworking and creative
  • Excited by the opportunity to join us full time
  • Be willing to undertake further development (1 year if successful)
  • Have no previous culinary training or qualifications

If you tick all of these boxes, Signature Living and The Shankly could be your ideal career path to an exciting future in the kitchen.

Who We Are

Signature Living are a multi-award winning company who own some of the most highly-rated restaurants in Liverpool.

From Carpathia to The Bastion, Alma de Cuba to Arthouse, our team of skilled chefs are responsible for creating imaginative menus, cooking up delicious dishes and upholding our high standards.

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Signature Living are constantly on the look out to open new restaurants, offer fresh opportunities and push the boundaries of cooking and culinary talent.

With a host of awards and an ever-growing portfolio, we are excited at the talent we could uncover during our Chef Summer School.

How to Apply

If you suit the criteria above, the next thing to do is apply!

Click here to submit your application.

After that you’ll be invited to attend one of our Chef Summer School open days at the Shankly Hotel, where you will learn more about the course and meet some of our friendly kitchen staff.

We will then select the lucky chefs who have been successful and they will be invited to attend the school.

Every chef that successfully completes the course receives £300, plus outstanding chefs who have proved they have what it takes to join the Signature team will be offered an apprenticeship or even a job!

Cook up a Storm with Signature

If you’re looking to work in some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and be taught essential skills by top chefs in a fast-paced environment, we want you!

At Signature Living, we are dedicated to investing in the youth of Liverpool by providing young school leavers with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in specific areas.

Since our conception in 2008, the Signature Group have gone from strength to strength and we are now one of the most successful developers and hospitality businesses in the country.

Throughout our journey, our core values of creating real value for our guests and building long-term relationships have not changed, helping us to fuel our vision and bringing together the very best teams to do so.

We are passionate at providing the youth of Liverpool with realistic springboards to a career they dream of.

You’ll be Rewarded

If you think you have what it takes to rub shoulders with the best chefs in the city,  don’t hesitate to apply to our amazing Chef Summer School.

You will have the chance to work behind the scenes at some of Liverpool’s most notable restaurants and gain invaluable experience.

Every chef who completes the course will receive £300 and the chance to interview for an NVQ apprenticeship position with us.

By the end of the summer you will have new skills, increased confidence in the kitchen and the opportunity to join a fast-growing company.

What are you Waiting for?

Places for the amazing Chef Summer School are very limited so make sure you don’t miss this brilliant opportunity.

Successful candidates must be available for 7 weeks for the course, from 28th July until 12th September 2017 in Liverpool.

So, whether you’ve just completed your GCSE’s and are unsure of which direction to go in next, or you want to jump straight from school into a strong job prospect, Signature have a solution for all of you young budding chefs out there.

Please share with all your friends and family who maybe interested.

For more information or to apply follow this link: http://bit.ly/2tErp0y

Stay at The Shankly Hotel for LIMF 2017

Liverpool’s International Music Festival is nearly upon us, so it’s time to start looking for some luxury accommodation for you and your friends.

Set in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place for your group to rest their heads after a long day of musical fun.

With Sefton Park just a short train ride, bus journey or taxi ride out of the city centre, our hotel is perfectly located for everyone attending this summer’s LIMF.

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Liverpool’s International Music Festival

When: Thursday 20th July – Sunday 23rd July

Where: Sefton Park

Back for its fifth year, Liverpool International Music Festival will be kicking off on Thursday 20th July for a four-day celebration of new musical talent, well-known names and music heritage.

Set in the beautiful Sefton Park, with stages at the Palm House and surrounding areas, LIMF prides itself on being culturally diverse and featuring an eclectic line-up.

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This year’s festival includes a mixture of home-grown talent, up and coming acts and household names; you’ll be treated to sets from Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, So Solid Crew, Katy B, Kate Nash and many more.

The festival is free but VIP experience tickets and Palm House tickets are available from £13.20 per day or £33 for three days.

The new luxury VIP area is new for 2017 and will feature a private bar area, great views and not to mention deluxe toilets.

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This year’s festival theme ‘Remember The Times’ will explore and showcase pivotal music moments throughout the decades, which were the springboard for genres such as hip hop, house and pop.

From the main stage to silent discos, DJ sets and even an orchestra, the Liverpool International Music Festival is for everyone.

If you need to find somewhere to stay for the weekend, don’t worry, The Shankly have got you covered.

Plan a Perfect Weekend

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At The Shankly Hotel we do group accommodation a little differently.

Our luxury rooms are fantastically spacious, ensuring that our group hotel rooms never compromise on quality.

You can expect deluxe beds complemented with stylish decor and high-quality facilities to use at your leisure.

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Designed with luxury interior decor, our rooms feature 50″ TV screens and whirlpool baths to sit back, relax and prep for a big weekend of music.

Choose from luxurious suites, to opulent hotel rooms, interconnected apartments and elegant suites that sleep large groups of friends; the Shankly Hotel is the only place to stay for LIMF 2017.

The Garden of Eden Suites

If you have a soft spot for florals, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect choice for you.

These stunning rooms can sleep between two and eight guests and are defiantly the most glamourous hotel rooms in the city.

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Keeping to the ancient theme taken from the bible, we have created affluent accommodation like you’ve never seen before.

Complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie, your friends are sure to be impressed.

Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these new suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.

Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or delight in the golden furnishing and designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.

The suites range from the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite and of course The Garden of Eden.

Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.

Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, our Garden of Eden Suites are the perfect hub for your musical weekend, with whirlpool baths that you can relax in after a long day of dancing.

Signature Suites

If you prefer something a little more simplistic and chic, check out the Signature Suites on the second floor the Shankly Hotel.

Each room on this floor is stunningly decorated with smoky greys, shimmering silvers and a dash of opulent crushed velvet and each beautiful suite is complete with a luxury whirlpool bath and comfy double beds.

The walls have been beautifully adorned with stylish wallpaper depicting subtle tones of grey animal prints or glittering faux brickwork and each room features unique furnishing that complement the theme.

So, if you and your friends are looking for a stylish retreat once the LIMF festivities have finished, book a stay at the Shankly’s Signature Suites and delve into a world of silver hues.

The Shankly Hotel rooms

But if you like to stick to tradition, The Shankly Hotel rooms offer an understated elegance that you won’t find anywhere else.

Each room is unique and decorated with Shankly memorabilia, trinkets and quotes that celebrate the great man, Bill Shankly.

Choose from luxury hotels rooms, apartments that feature kitchenettes or for a group of friends, there are interconnected suites which give plenty of space for getting ready each day and privacy for when you’re all danced out.

Book to stay in the most beautiful and unique hotel in Liverpool and really make the most of your musical weekend at LIMF 2017.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to see which of our stylish suites will suit you this weekend during Liverpool’s International Music Festival.

Romantic Date Night Deals from the Shankly Hotel

Looking for ways to spoil your other half? The Shankly Hotel have some amazingly romantic date night deals in Liverpool that are sure to impress your loved one.

Splash out on an evening of luxury and decadence as you wine and dine the special person in your life.

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Wonderful Wednesday Date Night Deal

How much: £29 per couple

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This amazing deal features a delicious meal for two at the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant, within The Shankly Hotel.

Indulge in a two-course meal and a glass of prosecco with your loved one and say ‘cheers’ to a lovely evening.

This offer is only valid on Wednesdays in July, so get booking before it’s too late.

To book call: 0151 601 8801 and quote “Date Night”.

Cranachan, Bastion Bar & Restaurant Spring Menu

Not free on a Wednesday? The Shankly have plenty more amazing date night deals for you and your partner.

So, take a look and plan an unforgettable evening.

Bubbles and Breakfast

How much: £99 per couple

date night deals

Make the most of your evening together by booking a romantic stay at the Shankly Hotel.

This amazing offer includes an overnight stay in one of our luxurious double rooms that feature stunning double Jacuzzi baths.

You’ll receive a glass of prosecco upon arrival and will be treated to a delicious breakfast in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant the following morning.

Love Sweet Love Package

How much: £50 room upgrade

Why not upgrade your stay with our wonderfully romantic Love Sweet Love package.

Treat you and your partner to the ultimate romantic getaway and really show them how much they mean to you.

This special package includes a stay in one of our luxury suites with a double whirlpool bath.

Your room will be decorated with rose petals and delicious personalised cupcakes to make your stay even sweeter.

When you arrive, there will be chilled prosecco waiting for you in your room, enjoy!

Wine and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

If you’re feeling sophisticated, our Wine and Dine offer is the perfect deal for you.

Book an overnight stay in our beautiful rooms that feature double Jacuzzi baths and luxurious fittings.

You will be treated to a two course meal in The Bastion Restaurant and a complimentary glass of the house wine.

The next morning you’ll rise to a delicious breakfast, the ideal way to end a romantic stay.

Summer Stay and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

With summer in Liverpool in full swing, it’s time to celebrate with a special summery deal.

Stay in one of our luxurious rooms in the Shankly Hotel where you’ll be greeted with a bottle of chilled prosecco.

Tuck into a divine two course meal from our new menu at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and peruse exclusive Shankly memorabilia.

After a fabulous evening, wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Summer Stay and Spa

How much: £159 per couple

If you and your partner are in need of a relaxing evening, book our perfect summer stay and spa package and enjoy a tranquil getaway.

This offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in The Shankly Hotel and chilled prosecco in upon your arrival.

Get a glorious night’s sleep as you prepare for the next day of pampering.

The following morning head to The Bastion and tuck into a delicious freshly prepared breakfast whilst you take in the beautiful surrounding dedicated to Bill Shankly.

After your breakfast, head over to the opulent Morgan’s Spa within 30 James Street Hotel and relax with a 25 minute spa treatment each and 2 hours access to the luxury facilities.

Special Cinema offer

How much: £30pp

Are you and your other half film fanatics? Treat yourself to our brilliant special cinema offer and have a movie filled evening you’ll always remember.

This fantastic offer includes a two course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a glass of prosecco or a beer and your choice of film at the Liverpool One Odeon.

To book any of these romantic date night deals, get in touch with our friendly team today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Breathtaking Group Accommodation Made for British Style Collective

Our gorgeous group accommodation at The Shankly is known for being effortlessly stylish and classy, ideal for a stay in the city centre of Liverpool.

Even better when a fashion event like British Style Collective 2017 comes to town.

Take a look at these stunning Liverpool hotel rooms that look as though they were designed to host hoards of fashionistas flocking to British Style Collective in Liverpool this weekend.

The Garden of Eden Signature Suites

The latest addition to super styling accommodation at the Shankly Hotel is the Garden of Eden Suites.

These stunning Liverpool hotel rooms can sleep between two and eight guests and are defiantly the most glamourous hotel rooms in the city.

Photo opportunities aplenty with this stunning floral ceiling backdrop.

Garden of Eden Signature Suites

Match your outfit to the chic leather and red décor in our sensational Seduction Suite.

Seduction Signature Suites

Red is the colour of the season in either our Adam or Eve Suites.

Adam Signature Suites Eve Signature Suites

Be camera ready at every moment in the stylish Signature Suites, the number one choice for the fashion elite in Liverpool during British Style Collective this weekend.

Shades Of Suites

Grey is a colour that never goes out of style. For season after season, it’s been the new black and the varying Shades Of Suites at the Shankly Hotel pay homage to the trendiest colour in fashion today.

Check out the stunning smoke-hued suites, embellished in slate greys and shining silvers.

Shades Of Signature Suites

The stone coloured walls have been swathed with tactile wallpaper in subtle tones of grey animal prints or glittering faux brickwork.

Shades Of Signature Suites silver

Every suite contains a larger than life mirror complementing the varied palette of grey and so you can triple check your outfit before heading off to the #FROW of endless catwalks taking place in the city.

Shades Of Signature Suites mirror

Sleeping between two and eight guests the Shades Of Suites are the chicest choice of group accommodation in Liverpool and ideal for visiting the British Style Collective with your friends.

Shankly Hotel Rooms

The Shankly Hotel has an understated elegance and each hotel room has been outfitted to match the sophistication and reflect a timeless style.

Chose to stay in the Shankly Hotel during British Style Collective and enjoy a Liverpool hotel experience sure to suit the fashion connoisseur inside everyone.

Shankly Suite

With lush bronze padded walls, subtle glistening walls and elegant ensuite bathrooms with double whirlpool baths.

Shankly whirlpool bath

Or instead for a group of friends, there are interconnected suites which give plenty of space for getting ready each day and privacy for when you’re all fashioned out.

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These amazing Liverpool hotel rooms are outfitted in the characteristic fashion that’s always associated with Signature Living.

Although these suites were not purpose built for the British Style Collective they certainly seem to have been made for the occasion.

Book to stay in the trendiest group accommodation in Liverpool and who knows our stunning hotel rooms could inspire an eye-catching ensemble that gets you noticed in the street style pages of Vouge.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to see which of our stylish Signature Suites will suit you this weekend during British Style Collective in Liverpool.

Shankly Hotel: Our Guide to What’s on in Liverpool in July

Summer fun starts in Liverpool in July when the city centre comes into its own abuzz with festivals and outdoor events in the sunshine.

Check out our handy guide to the best of what’s on in Liverpool in July 2017.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

When: 8th – 16th July

Just one of the many festivals taking place in Liverpool in July the Arabic Arts Festival has events popping up all over the city.

Starting on the 8th with Eid on the square and culminating with a concert from ‘the new star of Nubian pop’, Alsarah and the Nubatones at Sefton Park.

The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival unites everybody from every culture in a celebration of art appreciation as well as local, national and international awareness.

Join in the festivities and experience the beauty of Arab culture in this July in Liverpool during your stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Singing Waiter Afternoon Tea

When: 16th July

Treat yourself, your family and friends to a unique Afternoon Tea Experience in our stunning events venue Baby Eden.

Come and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of tiny cakes, dainty sandwiches and delicious pastries, glasses of bubbly and hot cups of tea all complemented by singing waiters.

Each of your servers will be vocally gifted and whilst they serve your food and drinks will be happy to serenade your table with your favourite pop song or show tune.

A magical, musical Afternoon Tea during your visit to Liverpool in July at the Shankly Hotel.

The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz

When: 19th July

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Think you’re the guru when it comes to football knowledge?

Test out your theory at Camp and Furnace during your visit to Liverpool in July and join them for The Biggest Fattest Foot Quiz.

The team at Camp and Furnace have come up with some fun interactive challenges, bonus rounds and there’s even a huge cash prize up for grabs.

Get your group together and get your tickets to what is sure to be a rip-roaring event at Camp and Furnace.

146th Golf Open

When: 16th– 23rd

The 146th Golf Open returns to Royal Birkdale or the 10th time and is set to be a grand affair as always.

So, grab your windbreaker, pop on some comfortable shoes and get your tickets to the greatest golfing event of the year.

Follow your favourite along the fairways and over the sand dunes and cross your fingers for a sunny day at The Open’s second favourite venue Royal Birkdale.

Arrange your visit to Liverpool in July and stay with us at The Shankly Hotel call us on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signaturelliving.co.uk so you can enjoy the best events in taking place in the city.

Garden of Eden Hosts Recruitment Day for Future Signature Stars

The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden is one of the most stunning venues in all of Liverpool. With a 360-degree glass exterior offering unparalleled views across the city of Liverpool, there really is no better place to host an event.

A venue as magnificent as Eden needs the calibre of staff to match and our unique assessment days help us to find the best people for the job. The fun-filled days help us to see past a one-page CV and pressure-filled interview, allowing us to get the best out of potential candidates.

This week, we hosted The Garden of Eden’s first recruitment day as we search for future Conference and Banqueting stars. Our amazing employees are what make The Shankly Hotel and The Garden of Eden the benchmark for the hospitality sector in Liverpool, our staff really help to set the bar for what service should be.

The Assessment Day

The hopeful applicants were invited to the beautiful venue to take part in fun and challenging tasks that helped to demonstrate their suitability for a career in The Garden of Eden. Recruitment Manager Louise Riley organised and executed the day, with help from C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper.

Signature Group recruitment day

The first task of the day asked the potential recruits to create a mood board to represent Signature Group and our values. The team at Table One were the stand out stars for this task, emphasising the importance of food and drink at The Garden of Eden. Our Afternoon Teas are magical and exciting and are an important part of life on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel, plus the events that are catered for in The Garden of Eden are often centred around our tailored and personalised menus and signature cocktails.

The next part of the lively session saw each hopeful receive a questionnaire that asked them to identify key members of the team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person. Duncan Stewart, the hotel’s General Manager, was the first target on the list and his fun fact revealed his favourite character to emulate for fancy dress: The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.

Employee Investment

We take great pride in the standard of staff that join the Signature Group, the standard of service that each and every member of staff strives for is a big part of what makes our hotels, accommodation, restaurant and spas must-visit destinations in Liverpool, and further afield as we expand our developments.

Signature Group recruitment day

That’s why we’re dedicated to providing employees with ongoing training and a solid support network of colleagues and management. What’s more, we’ve even been awarded a place on The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, signifying our commitment to employee satisfaction.

Join The Family

Signature Group has grown inconceivably over the past 10 years, and with developments across the city, and further afield as we expand to Belfast, Preston and Cardiff, we’re always on the lookout for talented and hardworking staff in all areas.

If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant, visit our dedicated careers site for the latest vacancies and keep an eye on our Facebook for the next assessment day. You could be the next Signature star and we’d love to have you join us!

Rooftop Slide from The Shankly Hotel to Raise Money for Homeless

This week, we announced our plans to go ahead with one of our most exciting projects: building a rooftop slide to raise money for the homeless.

At Signature Living, our charity partner is Liverpool’s leading homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre. And we’re aiming to raise £500,000 a year for the organisation.

Liverpool locals and tourists can look forward to an exhilarating tubular slide for public use, with money going to Whitechapel.

The exciting slide is expected to spiral down from The Shankly Hotel’s fantastic rooftop terrace, which regularly plays host to vibrant events in the city.

We’re planning for the tube to feature a clear roof to offer riders amazing views of Liverpool as they whoosh towards the ground.

The terrace itself showcases a sensational view across Liverpool, so we can only imagine the thrill of sliding down the city from the top.

This unique addition to the hotel is expected to be of a revised design, following our original plans for the project back in 2015.

The new design wraps three times around the pole, creating a more relaxed experience for riders as they take in an incredible view of Liverpool.

With a vast range of visitors to the Shankly and its Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we’re sure the slide will attract countless Liverpool locals as well as tourists.

There simply isn’t anything like this in Liverpool, so we have no doubt that it will prove a huge hit with both big kids and the little ones!

The Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool

We’re hugely proud to become more involved with The Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool’s leading homeless and housing charity.

Whitechapel does an array of amazing work for the city – the team offer a helping hand to rough sleepers, those who live in hostels and people struggling to manage accommodation.

Their mission is to offer routes out of homelessness and back into the community, taking a practical approach that can takes individual stories into consideration.

The charity operates an Open Access drop-in for rough sleepers to get breakfast, a shower and make full use of laundry facilities.

Open 365 days a year, the work this incredible charity does is priceless to the city, so we couldn’t be more dedicated to playing our part.

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel offers guests an unique and memorable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

The Bill Shanky themed venue brings visitors a real taste of the city and fresh insight into its infamous footballing history.

Our deluxe rooms are equipped with facilities including rejuvenating whirlpool baths, making a stay at the Shankly truly something special.

The Shankly Hotel - Liverpool hotel ofers

Only moments from the Shankly Hotel, you’ll find the best of nightlife in Liverpool, along with high-street brands and a variation of dynamic bars and restaurants.

We’ll make sure to keep you in the loop with upcoming plans and further confirmations regarding our latest venture. 

In the meantime, you can donate to Whitechapel here.

During the summer months, why not head over to Shankly to check out the view? Our sizzling summer rooftop BBQ in Liverpool is coming up in July and we’d love to see you there.

Are These the Most Instagram-Worthy Hotel Rooms in Liverpool?

In a world where social media and selfies are king, it’s never been more exciting to stay in a truly Instagram-worthy hotel room that you know will impress your followers.

This is why the Shankly Hotel are proud to unveil eleven brand new luxurious suites that form part of our beautiful Garden of Eden floor.

From heavenly floral features and golden interiors to the desirable decadence and darker opulence of the hell rooms, these suites offer a hotel experience like no other.

Pack your bags, charge your phone, attach the selfie stick and get snapping, because these stunning rooms are the perfect backdrop to any profile pic.

Will You Choose Heaven or Hell?

On our spectacular Garden of Eden floor, we were inspired by the concept of Heaven and Hell as a way of showcasing our new suites.

Keeping to the ancient theme taken from the bible we have created affluent accommodation like you’ve never seen before, complete with beautiful botanic features, crushed velvet furniture and vivid neon signs that are perfect for any eye-catching selfie.

Sitting below our famous rooftop event space, the Garden of Eden, these new suites make up most of the top floor of the Shankly Hotel and are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you open the door.

Whether you’re planning a party, relaxing break, romantic stay or family celebration, these suites offer a range of different interiors and are close to all of the best nightlife. The Shankly hotel is the best destination to really experience Liverpool.

Our Heavenly Suites

With beautiful views over Liverpool and opulent interior décor, our heavenly suites will transport you to a dreamy botanical world filled with florals and glittery golden features.

The suites range from the Adam and Eve themed rooms, to the blossoming Nature suite and of course The Garden of Eden.

Gaze up at the artistic feature ceiling decorated with 2,500 flowers designed by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists. Or delight in the golden furnishing and designer wallpaper by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Each suite has been stunningly decorated to give guests an experience worthy of royalty.

Featuring the best of the Signature Living style, these suites sleep between three and eight guests and include beautiful ensuite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, unique furniture, ornate dressing tables and comfortable beds that will ensure you get a heavenly sleep.

Instagram-worthy hotel

Experience a Decadent Hell

Spend an evening of pure indulgence in the dark and decadent suites in Hell.

Choose from Lust, Temptation, Seduction or many more themes that play on the dark sins we’re warned against and get snapping those selfies.

Dare to journey into darkness with mirrored ceilings, black leather, thick velvet curtains and unique neon signs willing you to ‘Live for the moment.’

Sit back and relax on an opulent crushed velvet chaise long or chill out in the luxurious whirlpool bath, these rooms have everything you need to have an evening you’ll never forget.

Each suite is unique and designed around the sin it’s named after, featuring vivid blue décor or desirable pink detailing with ornate gold foiling that will transport you to an opulent world of luxury.

Instagram-worthy hotel

Book your Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Specialising in group accommodation, the Shankly’s new Instagram-worthy hotel suites offer guests a sociable stay in the heart of Liverpool city centre that are perfect for celebrity-style parties.

Ideal for a weekend getaway or special celebration, the Shankly Hotel is a favourite for groups of friends and family looking for a special stay in the city.

If you’re interested in booking a stay at the Shankly’s new Signature suites, simply contact our friendly reservations team for the best possible price and a stay in Liverpool that you won’t forget!

They’re available to help on 0151 601 8977.

 

An Enchanting Afternoon at The Shankly Hotel’s Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Visitors to Eden at The Shankly Hotel were transported to Wonderland this weekend as a mad mob of crazy characters descended on the luxury venue. The unforgettable Afternoon Tea featured much-loved favourites from the literary world mingling amongst the crowd to the tune of a live violin.

The adult-only event invited attendees to feast on an assortment of delectable sandwiches and delicious cakes, topped off with that all-important glass of fizz.

The tea party themed Afternoon Tea featured a whole host of colourful characters, exquisitely made up to add the perfect finishing touch to the amazing afternoon. With the venue full to bursting and a DJ providing an eclectic soundtrack for most of the event, the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea proved itself to be truly unmissable.

People of all ages were treated to an array of activities and immersive role play, hen parties, bridal showers and grown up families all joined in to make the most of one of The Shankly Hotel’s most successful afternoon teas ever.

mad hatters afternoon tea at shankly hotel

The Mad Hatter entourage brought a selection of themed props which guests wasted no time in posing for pictures with. From giant clocks and hats to tea party tables filled with weird and wonderful model animals and curiosities, the props provided the perfect pose to take a memorable snapshot of the experience.

After an exciting afternoon of prosecco, dancing and immersive theatre the guests hopped to their feet for an impromptu love train conga line. Marking the end of a great day of delicious food and bonkers celebrations.

mad hatters afternoon tea at shankly hotel

The Perfect Setting

The Garden of Eden plays host to many of our special Afternoon Teas, with unique themed events being hosted throughout the year. From a Prince and Princess fairy-tale to live swing singers, there’s an afternoon tea for everyone with each one specially tailored to suit.

Situated in the beautiful Shankly Hotel, the Garden of Eden treats you to a stunning backdrop of Liverpool’s iconic city views while dining on elegant finger sandwiches and delectable mini cakes and muffins.

Why not continue the madness with an overnight stay in one of our Wonderland suites? The magically themed rooms will transport you to another world, with unusual décor and a luxury finish the Wonderland suites will bring an element of fantasy to your Liverpool stay.

The Mad Hatter Returns

Don’t fret if you missed out on the last Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, the special event returns Saturday 17th June at The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden. You’ve heard all about it now experience it for yourself and be whisked away to Wonderland with our band of eccentric icons. Experience the madness of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and indulge in an array of sweet treats and delicate savoury pieces.

With a seat at the best tea party in town costing just £29.95, be sure to book your place to avoid missing out on this unmissable Afternoon Tea. Call 0151 601 8801, email info@signatureliving.co.uk or follow this link to book.

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