Get excited! We’re about to show you something really special.
With The Shankly Preston set to open its doors in April 2019, we’re revealing visualisations of what our stunning reception and bar will look like. These exclusive images reveal the beautiful interiors guests will see when they first step through our doors next year into the £15 million restoration project.
Set to transform the 114-year-old Grade-II listed former Post office building, The Shankly Hotel will offer world class hospitality at the heart of historic Preston. With 65 luxurious bedrooms, a bar and restaurant and a beautiful wedding and events space, the iconic building will be beautifully restored to offer first-class amenities while preserving the landmark property for future generations as a usable and useful addition to this wonderful city.
Recently featured in a MailOnline article, the buzz around this spectacular hotel is building up and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store….
A first look at The Shankly Preston reception
From your first step inside The Shankly Preston, you’ll be greeted by a stunning reception and lounge. With sleek wooden paneling, opulent chandeliers and cosy Chesterfield sofas, the reception exudes a sense of luxury and heritage, in keeping with the historic Post Office Building.
Making the most of the fabulous Post Office windows, The Shankly Preston reception will be flooded with natural light and granted stunning views across Preston’s Market Square towards the cenotaph and Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Around The Shankly Preston reception, there’s plenty of spaces for you to sit down and relax, from cosy corners to large coffee tables big enough for families. Whether waiting for a taxi, enjoying a morning coffee or meeting friends for drinks, it’s the perfect space to pass the hours and watch the world go by.
As with The Shankly Liverpool, we’re working hard to weave the legacy of Bill Shankly into the design of the building. Across the hotel you’ll be able to spot inspirational quotes from the man himself and photographs of his time at Preston North End.
Plus, we recently announced that the hotel will house a permanent football exhibition in honour of Sir Tom Finney and Bill Shankly, in collaboration with the National Football Museum. Showcasing rare memorabilia donated by the Shankly and Finney families, the museum will bring something unique and special to the city of Preston, offering a top football-themed experience in the UK.
Wine and dine in style at our stunning restaurant and bar
Elegance, heritage, style – that’s three words to describe our stunning restaurant and bar space at The Shankly Preston. Designed to link seamlessly to the hotel’s reception, the timeless wooden paneling and stunning chandeliers continue into this gorgeous space.
With a large bar, ready to be manned by our top-class mixologists, and plenty of tables to accommodate both large and more intimate groups, the restaurant offers guests an experience like no other in Preston.
From delectable Sunday roasts, to delicate afternoon teas and a delicious à la carte menu, The Shankly Preston will become the go-to restaurant for any special occasion in the city. Offering high-quality, locally-sourced dishes that we’re currently busy working on, it will be the perfect date night restaurant or family affair weekend venue to enjoy great food in a stunning location.
Step inside our beautiful bedrooms
We’ve already revealed the beautiful bedrooms that will be available to book from April 2019 but in case you’ve missed them, here’s how The Shankly Preston accommodation will look.
With a muted, duck-egg blue and fresh white colour palette the bedrooms blend a classic, heritage style with elegant modern twists. Hints of gold detailing and oak-wood finishes add luxurious touches to our stunning and spacious accommodation.
With Signature padded headboards, French-style wardrobes and stunning gilded mirrors plus ultra-comfortable king-sized beds, The Shankly Preston will be visitors’ first choice when staying in Preston.
Making lasting memories in Preston’s most spectacular wedding venue
Available to book from June 2019, The Shankly Preston’s magical wedding venue is like no other in the city.
Say ‘I do’ in a venue that showcases unrivalled charm and character, offering a breath-taking backdrop for exchanging vows. The new historic venue will seat approximately 350 people with self-contained banqueting and kitchen service available as well as a private bar to keep the drinks flowing. Located at the top of the grade-II listed Old Post Office, you’ll have access to a gorgeous roof terrace showcasing fantastic views across Market Square and beyond.
For more information on our incredible wedding venue and to start your journey, visit our wedding page today.
Whether you’re looking to stay the night in Preston’s first premium boutique hotel, or plan a conference in our stunning events space next year, we can’t wait to welcome you to The Shankly Preston. To keep updated on our progress and hear first about competitions and offers, make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.