Hard Days Night 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
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 Room
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 Room
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. Lennon Suite
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 experience. McCartney Suite
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 arts.Hari's Bar
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
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.Blake's Restaurant
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
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.Images are credited to: Ellie Laycock