Hilton Liverpool Celebrates With Grand Opening Event
Saturday 30, January 2010
The new landmark Hilton Liverpool celebrated its grand opening last night with a celebrity studded event and an exclusive performance by international artists the Sugababes.
The stylish and contemporary 215 - bedroom property played host to a collection of local celebrities and dignitaries as guests of Hilton and the hotel's owners, the Ability Group. Guests were treated to a fashion show from renowned Liverpool fashion house Cricket, stunning jewellery display from Boodles, music from über cool DJ Freemason and exquisite food from chefs flown in from Hilton hotels across Europe.
Designed to represent the curvature and ebb and flow of the Mersey river, the hotel is located on the edge of the award-winning Liverpool ONE shopping complex and overlooks Liverpool's historic Albert Dock.
The sleek internal décor of the building has been created to enhance the hotel's maritime design and heritage. In the lobby, timber has been used to illustrate the meanders of the River, and a piece of artwork mounted in the reception was specifically commissioned and created in resin to support the theme.
The Exchange restaurant acknowledges the site which previously housed the city's Custom House, regarded as the epicentre of the docks and where the exchange of goods was recorded. In keeping with the Customs House theme, signage for the restaurant has been created using typography and colours typical of an authentic Victorian Dock sign.
Additional hotel features include a dedicated business centre, wireless internet, state of the art audiovisual equipment, a concierge service and a gym. On the seventh floor, an exclusive executive lounge offers magnificent views over the city."
With excellent transport links, the Hilton Liverpool is 20 minutes from John Lennon Airport, 45 minutes from Manchester International Airport and less than one mile from Liverpool Lime Street train station which has services to all major cities in the UK. The hotel is also within walking distance from the Arena and the Convention Centre.
Room rates at Hilton Liverpool start from £135 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis. To book, visit www.hilton.co.uk/liverpool.
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