The Shankly Hotel offers so much more than luxury accommodation – it is an experience. Enjoy rooms inspired by one of the most iconic sporting figures in the world. Comprising of 83 luxurious rooms and suites, it’s the ideal destination for those looking for a stylish, comfortable and flexible hotel in Liverpool. No other hotel offers such a unique insight into the life and career of Bill Shankly.
Each room is inspired by the legendary manager’s illustrious football career, and offers iconic quotes, relaxing beds and a luxurious bathroom, we guarantee an unforgettable stay at our hotel in Liverpool.
“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”
– Bill Shankly
The Shankly Hotel has aimed for the sky – creating the ultimate hotel experience in Liverpool. Our comfortable, sleek and stylish rooms and suites span over 2.5 times an average hotel room. As standard, rooms include a double whirlpool bath, 50 inch plasma TV, free WiFi and air conditioning.
To really make the most of your stay at The Shankly Hotel, you can book a table at The Shankly Hotel, which celebrates Bill Shankly’s life. Experience delicious dishes surrounded by amazing memorabilia from the Shankly family’s private collection.
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Liverpool are the club they are today because of Bill Shankly, When you speak to anyone in the world and you mention Liverpool, the conversation always comes down to two things: The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. That’s because of Shanks.
People see this huge club. LFC. But what must be remembered is that he built it all up from nothing. When Shanks became manager in 1959 we were a Second Division club going absolutely nowhere. Two years later we were promoted, two years after that we were champions of England and, in 1965, Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time. We were champions again the following year. Shanks loved that. He lived to win trophies.
He would have been just as effective in the modern era. I was with Roger Hunt and Gerry Byrne recalled Callaghan. We were feeling great. Liverpool were champions and ¬England had just won the World Cup. When Shanks ¬spotted Roger at the training ground he walked up to him and said ‘Well done, son. But you can forget about winning the World Cup because you’ve got more important things to think about!’ That was Bill Shankly. A pat on the back and then a reminder that it counted for absolutely nothing.”
I have often heard the theory that Shanks would not have been able to cope in an era when players earn £100,000 a week. I don’t agree. He knew how to handle footballers because it was in his blood.
George Best might have been football’s first superstar, but after him there was Kevin Keegan. When Kevin signed for Liverpool he was a normal unassuming kid, but within a few years he was making records and personal appearances. He was the first player I can remember who had an agent. Shanks wouldn’t have liked that because he only liked talking to players, but he would have handled it.
What he wouldn’t have liked is that these days finishing second, third or fourth is better than winning a cup because it gets you into the Champions League. Shanks only ever wanted to win.