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.