|February 7, 2008 - Hard Days Night Hotel, the eagerly anticipated
four star boutique hotel, themed with Beatles artwork in Liverpool has
finally opened its doors to guests.
The opening which follows Liverpool’s recent unveiling as 2008 European
Capital of Culture is set to attract hordes of guests and Beatles fans
alike, as tourists flock to the city to see art, music and cultural events
running throughout the year.
Hard Days Night Hotel, an Avantgarde Superior, is set in the heart of
the ‘Beatles Quarter’, in Liverpool – just a stones through away from the
world famous Cavern Club where the Beatles first rose to fame. The
stunning Grade II listed hotel features 110 rooms, including luxury and
deluxe rooms and two stunning penthouses - the specially designed Lennon
& McCartney suites - the Lennon featuring a white grand piano.
Specially commissioned artwork, created by acclaimed Beatles artist
Shannon adorns the 110 guest bedrooms and public rooms.
Available to hotel guests and non-residents are two high quality restaurants,
The Brasserie and Blakes serving modern British cuisine. Blakes’
interiors features images inspired by Sir Peter Blake, the artist who designed
the Sergeant Pepper album. The hotel is also home to two exclusive bars:
Hari’s and Bar Four (for hotel guests and non-residents). In addition,
further facilities include two conference rooms for private entertaining
and corporate events as well as a unique Wedding Suite.
Mike Dewey, Hard Days Night Hotel, General Manager said: “The Hard Days
Night Hotel will prove to be a big success globally, providing stylish
accommodation and original art work. The team and I are very excited
about the opening and look forward to welcoming our first guests. However,
as much as I’m sure our guests would love to; unfortunately nobody will
be able to stay for eight days a week.”
The concept of a Beatles themed hotel in Liverpool had been prevalent
amongst Beatles enthusiasts in the city since the late 1980’s. The choice
of a suitable location and the finance to make the vision a reality only
came together in 2004 when plans were finalised to convert one of Liverpool’s
classic city centre buildings into a luxurious 4 star hotel. From an early
stage the objective was to create a unique environment that offered high
quality hotel facilities with an exciting and interesting ‘twist’ in the
clever presentation of a theme that would be both subtle yet challenging
in the way the incredible story of the Beatles was told. Located in the
‘Beatles Quarter’ of the city adjacent to the world famous Cavern Club,
the Hard Days Night Hotel will feature visually stunning specially commissioned
artwork covering key events in the lives of four lads from Liverpool whose
fame knows no boundaries.
Luxury rooms have their own individual design, stylishly appointed
with en-suite shower room, multi channel flat screen TV, internet facility
and HDNH on-line shopping. The centrepiece of the room is the exclusive
Shannon artwork telling its own part of the Beatles story. Tea and coffee
making facilities, safe deposit box and in-room movies ensure your stay
is as comfortable as possible.
Deluxe rooms have been tastefully designed to incorporate the contours
and character of the original building with some of the rooms situated
in the rooftop extension, offering panoramic views of the Liverpool skyline.
With unique Shannon artwork providing a stunning backdrop to the spacious
and luxurious accommodation, each room has an individual feel with ‘state
of the art’ communication and media facilities.
Imagine a totally unique hotel experience. A white piano against a
white backdrop. Artwork that appears with a simple change of lighting.
Superb design features and furnishings, in keeping with the theme, that
immediately identify this suite as yet another iconic feature of the hotel
and offer those lucky enough to stay in the Lennon Suite an unforgettable
The McCartney Suite offers guests the ultimate combination of luxury
accommodation and elegant design with specially themed artwork providing
a vibrant acknowledgement of Sir Paul’s part in the Beatles legacy and
the national and international acclaim given to his work in music and the
All Photos Credit: Ellie Laycock
Situated on the lower ground floor with an imaginative design concept
that acknowledges the time that the Beatles spent in India, Hari’s Bar
provides an exclusive bar area for the Hard Days Night Suite, Zygmant Suite
and The Two of Us suite.
Brasserie and Bar
Situated at the epicentre of the hotel the Brasserie offers a cosmopolitan
and vibrant atmosphere with a versatile menu to suit the time of day and
the needs of the clientele. This is also the location for one of the hotel’s
must see’ pieces of artwork, produced by acclaimed Beatles artist Shannon,
and set into a ceiling void above the bar and dining areas below.
Bar Four will undoubtedly be one of the must be seen in venues in the
city. With a chic and stylish vibe, Bar Four provides the prefect antidote
to a hard day’s work or play.
Blakes occupies a light and airy space within the hotel and offers
to diners organic, seasonal and classic cuisine in a contemporary and stylish
setting. The walls of the restaurant feature images influenced by the cover
of the Sergeant Peppers album continuing the subtle theme of the Hotel.
The finest cuisine and ultimate service ensure a memorable dining experience.
The Gallery situated within the hotel complex but with its own seperate
entrance at the corner of Mathew Street provides visitors with the opportunity
to acquire artwork displayed within the hotel including the sensational
‘Shannon Collection’ as well as a range of exclusive Hard Days Night Hotel
merchandise incorporating the hotel’s unique logo
Hard Days Night Suite
Designed as a flexible function room which adjoins Hari’s Bar. The
ambience has been created around the vast Hard Day’s Night memorabilia
assembled as a private collection by the hotel. This collection varies
from a very rare pack of cards to signed pieces from the film itself.
Named after Bill Zygmant, the renowned photographer who took numerous
iconic photographs of the Beatles, the suite is the largest of the hotel’s
three function rooms. It is designed loosely around the idea of a stage
set with creative stage type lighting giving the room a unique atmosphere.
The Two of Us
The hotel’s very own wedding chapel. A uniquely designed room in which
to celebrate your wedding day. Dramatic artwork and photographs along with
the contemporary design create the perfect location for a memorable day.