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Hard Days Night Hotel has added to its ever-expanding trophy cabinet having been crowned ‘Luxury Grand Hotel of the Year’.
Following its acquisition by Millennium Hotels & Resorts in August of last year, the Beatles inspired hotel was selected by the Luxury Travel Guide Awards due to its outstanding reputation, premium amenities and high standards of customer service.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “We are thrilled to have received this prestigious accolade from the Luxury Travel Guide Awards and built on our global acclaim. It is all the more rewarding as it follows the hotel’s welcome into the Millennium Hotels & Resorts international family.
“The awards certainly represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement and champion the best in the industry, and it’s great to be commended for our efforts in continuing to heighten guest experiences. Since the hotel became a part of the Millennium Hotels & Resorts brand, we have combined our core ethos to deliver genuine hospitality to a global audience.”
In 2015, the hotel achieved ‘Top Rated’ status in the LateRooms.com ‘Simply The Guest Awards’ and received a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the fourth consecutive year. Following the acquisition by Millennium Hotels & Resorts on August 19 2015, whereby the venue became the hotel group’s 24th property located within the UK and Europe, the ‘Fab Four’-star venue was also named ‘Hotel of the Year’ in the Work Hard, Play Hard Awards.
Mike added: “Liverpool is certainly a destination of choice for worldwide leisure and corporate travellers, and to be recognised as a leading place to stay within the city is fantastic. The hotel itself reflects Liverpool’s famous cultural and historic ties to The Beatles, an element that continues to attract and entice guests from across the globe.
“In line with our partnership between Millennium Hotels & Resorts, we are excited to further our reach and attract more overseas visitors, as a result of our critical acclaim and worldwide recognition.”
Blakes Restaurant unveils ‘fab four’-course Valentine’s menu.
Blakes Restaurant is preparing to wine and dine its guests with an amorous Valentine’s celebration.
The Beatles inspired restaurant, located within the award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel, has unveiled an exclusive ‘Fab Four’-course feast to be served on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th February.
Couples can truly spoil one other in the opulent yet intimate eatery with a set menu featuring an eclectic selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “Year on year, we like treat our guests to a choicest Valentine’s celebration and this year is no exception. During the special occasion, Blakes Restaurant will be serving up an indulgent four-course menu with lavish additions including an Amuse-Bouche course.
“Valentine’s at Blakes Restaurant provides the perfect opportunity for lovers to spend some quality time together against a backdrop of some of The Beatles’ most romantic melodies.”
On arrival, guests will be treated to a glass of Belstar Prosecco Rosé before enjoying an Amuse-Bouche course of Cucumber and Elderflower Jelly with a Gin and Tonic Sorbet.
To start, diners can tuck into tasty options including Game Terrine with Crisp Bread and a Blackberry and Dark Rum Chutney, Pan Fried Chicken Liver with Baby Onion and a Port and Red Currant Reduction and Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Pate with Tomato Chutney. Main course dishes include 8oz Ribeye Steak served with Hand-Cut Chips, Grilled Tomato and Mushroom, Fillet of Seabass with Pearl Couscous and Pasta Salad and Deep Fried Halloumi with a Watercress and Shallot Salad and a Spiced Tomato Sauce.
Those with a sweet-tooth can look forward to sharing-style desserts such as Baked Camembert with Red Onion Marmalade and Crisp Breads for two and Salted Caramel Fondant with Blueberries, Honeycomb and Pancetta with Vanilla Ice Cream for two.
Mike added: “Once the romantic dinner is over, guests can then retire to the hotel’s stylish Bar Four afterwards to enjoy a cocktail or two, raise a toast to one another and say ‘P.S. I Love You’.”
The Valentine’s Menu is available on Saturday 13th and Sunday the 14th February and is priced at £49.95 per person.
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HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL UNVEILS WEDDING VOW RENEWAL PACKAGES
Hard Days Night Hotel has unveiled a duo of aptly named Vow Renewal Packages.
Ideal for couples looking to refresh their nuptials, the Beatles inspired venue will offer the 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me’ package alongside the more extravagant 'It's Getting Better All the Time’ offering.
Wedding and Events Manager at Hard Days Night Hotel Marian Cotter said: “Since our acquisition by the global brand Millennium Hotels & Resorts in August of last year, we are continuously extending our offerings. Having become a wedding destination of choice, and most recently crowned Wedding Venue of the Year in the 2015 Eat, Drink, Sleep Awards, it is great to now also allow couples to relive their special day all over again.
“In order to create a truly unique offering to suit the scale and tone of each Vow Renewal ceremony, there is a duo of options to choose from to allow couples to opt for something more intimate or extravagant. In addition to being performed by the acclaimed Independent Liverpool Celebrant Lorraine Hull, our friendly events co-ordinators will be on hand to ensure that the occasion runs smoothly from start to finish.”
Suitable for a maximum of 20 day guests, the exclusive 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me’ package includes opulent offerings such as full day use of the Two of Us suite, sparkling wine or mini Strawberry Fields cocktails with a choice of four canapés, Champagne Afternoon Tea with four mini mains, together with an overnight stay in the John Lennon Suite for the happy couple.
Ideal for larger parties of more than 40 day guests, the luxurious 'It's Getting Better All the Time’ package includes a complimentary pre-wedding tasting menu for the bride and groom, ceremony room hire in the Two of Us suite and a three-course set menu with a glass of red or white wine and sparkling wine for the toast. Couples with more than 100 evening guests can also enjoy an evening disco with finger buffet and an overnight stay in a Luxury Room.
Each Vow Renewal ceremony will be tailored and performed by the highly renowned Independent Liverpool Celebrant, Lorraine Hull.
Lorraine added: "It is wonderful to collaborate with Hard Days Night Hotel to offer couples the chance to re-live their big day all over again in one of the North West’s most sought after Grade II listed wedding venues.
"Whether couples want to reaffirm their love for one-another in front of family and friends or simply celebrate their many years together, the aim is to create a unique ceremony that reflects and rejoices the pairs’ relationship together."
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Hard Days Night Hotel is getting the city of Liverpool into the Christmas spirit with its impressive seasonal decoration display.
The Grade II listed Beatles inspired hotel is illuminating North John Street as both the exterior and interior of the venue are decked in festive lights and décor.
The fab foursome of famous Beatles statues that stand proudly at the forefront of the hotel are also dressed in novelty yuletide attire.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: "We are very much looking forward to the holiday season at Hard Days Night Hotel. To kick it all off, the hotel is lighting up in traditional festive colours of red and gold, which certainly adds a touch of sparkle to the Beatles Quarter.
"Year after year, our festively adorned Beatles statues at the hotel are hugely popular with both Liverpool locals and global tourists alike, and we're sure that this year will be no different. Inside, our grand Christmas tree sits beautifully alongside the cosy and inviting Lounge & Bar – the perfect place to relax, unwind and relish in our winter wonderland."
In a bid to provide an all-inclusive Christmas offering, the in-house Blakes Restaurant will be serving up a selection of festive lunches and dinners. The specially adapted menu includes seasonal dishes such as Turkey Balantine with Chestnut Puree, Lobster Risotto with a Raspberry Vinaigrette and Winter Greens, Homemade Curd & Mustard Grain.
To accompany its culinary offering, the hotel also offers specially themed 1960's, 70's and 80's party nights in an opulent events suite accompanied by a three-course menu and resident DJ throughout the festive season.
Mike added: "Christmas at Hard Days Night Hotel is certainly a magical experience for all of our guests, whether they are hotel residents or just visiting for the day.
"It has certainly been a great year for Hard Days Night Hotel, having been acquired by Millennium Hotels & Resorts during the summer months. We are very much looking forward to welcoming in the New Year, as we are proud to be a part of the global brand's family – let's raise a toast to our prolific future together."
A brand new single which promotes Liverpool as a destination is set to be released on Cavern Records on November 19 at the world famous Cavern Club. 'What's It Like In Liverpool', written and recorded by Liverpool musician Marc Kenny, includes a music video which features many key Liverpool attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Albert Dock, The Cavern, The Beatles Story and Mersey Ferries. The video will receive its first public play to press and invited guests on the 19th at the Mathew Street cellar club.
The song was inspired by a trip that Marc took to China where he found himself thinking about his hometown and loved ones. It is on course to be adopted by city partners including Marketing Liverpool who see it as a creative and unique destination marketing tool. Chris Brown director of Marketing Liverpool says "Liverpool is a city that stirs people's emotions and that's exactly what's so strong about Marc's song and the video. As well as being extremely catchy, we see it as a great insight into what people feel about Liverpool, whether they are native or not. It's a creative marketing tool when we go out internationally to talk about the city."
The single 'What's It Like In Liverpool?' is available to download from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and CDs are available for purchase from The Cavern Club and www.whatsitlikeinliverpool.com
Marc recently performed his song to an international delegation from Visit Britain at the travel trade event VIBE that Liverpool hosted for the first time on October 15th. As a result, Visit Britain have asked to use the song to promote the forthcoming ExploreGB, which the city plays home to for the first time in March 2016 and will see over 300 international travel trade buyers descend on the city for the high profile tourism event.
Marc says "The response to 'What's It Like In Liverpool?' has been amazing. It's inspired by the city that I come from and love and am so glad that others see it in the positive and passionate way I felt when I was writing it."
Marc will also be launching the single in New York on 26 November when it will get its first international play at The Liverpool Bar near Times Square just after the famous Thanksgiving Parade.
More information about 'What's It Like In Liverpool?' visit www.marckenny.co.uk
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool has met with the CEO of Millennium Hotels & Resorts following the global brand’s acquisition of Hard Days Night Hotel.
During the meeting, CEO Aloysius Lee discussed his future plans for the iconic hotel with Cllr Tony Concepcion, and talked about his excitement for the North John Street property.
Aloysius said: “The city of Liverpool maintains its prominent stance through its investment in forward thinking projects; many of which are overseen by key figures within the city such as the Lord Mayor. It is for this reason that I looked forward to meeting him, and was keen to discuss the future of the hotel and our strategies to drive more global traffic to the city itself.
“We are confident that the inimitable Beatles experience offered by the hotel will certainly attract more international visitors to visit the city, particularly from countries including China, USA, Canada and Europe. As one of Liverpool’s leading destinations, the four-star Hard Days Night Hotel acts as a beacon for the city alongside other Fab Four partners such as The Beatles Story, Cavern Walks and the Magical Mystery Tour. Together, they epitomise the significance of tastefully maintaining the Beatles legacy that Liverpool is so well known for.”
The iconic Grade II listed hotel was officially acquired by Millennium Hotels & Resorts on August 19 and adds to the hotel group’s already dynamic and impressive worldwide portfolio of more than 100 hotels.
Cllr Tony Concepcion said: “Having had the pleasure of meeting with Aloysius, it was wonderful to be given an insight into Millennium Hotels & Resorts’ and Hard Days Night Hotel’s refreshing plans for the city’s thriving visitor economy. As part of the combined efforts, we are excited to welcome increased numbers of global tourists and build on Liverpool’s already impressive reputation surrounding its Beatles legacy, heritage and cultural diversity.”
A chef from Blakes Restaurant at Hard Days Night Hotel will step out of the kitchen and sleep rough on the streets of Liverpool in a bid to raise vital funds to combat homelessness in the city.
On Friday, October 9, Gareth Mellor will sleep outside St Nicholas’ Church in the heart of the business district as part of an altruistic scheme organised by local charity The Whitechapel Centre.
Gareth, 33, from Runcorn, said: “My partner is currently training as a social worker and she recently highlighted the severity of the issue of homelessness in Liverpool and across the UK. It’s imperative that events like this occur to raise both funds and awareness for such charities and I’m glad that I am able to do my bit.”
On the evening itself, Gareth will head straight from the hotel restaurant to join other volunteers, who will be challenged to create a shelter for the night using only a cardboard box, tape and plastic sheeting.
The sponsored ‘Sleep Out’ will then take place in a safe and stewarded environment, where there will also be prizes for Best Onesie, Best Shelter, Best Individual Fundraiser and Best Team Fundraiser.
Gareth added: “It’s important to do things outside of your comfort zone and this will certainly be challenging. I hope to not only raise awareness, but also sponsorship that could both help and save a life.”
Hard Days Night Hotel is teaming up with John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird and a duo of Liverpool choirs in a bid to show the love for the hotel’s new owners, Millennium Hotels and Resorts.
On Thursday, September 24, Julia will unite with The Choir with No Name, which is a music group set up for homeless and marginalised people, and 20 youngsters from The Liverpool Signing Choir to a special rendition of the Beatles classic ‘All You Need is Love’ at the grand entrance of the iconic North John Street building.
Set to be a heartfelt occasion that ‘rejoices Liverpool’s community spirit’, the choirs will also be joined by a number of the hotel’s team members and Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ CEO Aloysius Lee, who will ‘spread the love’ by handing out 75 red roses to the public.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “The hotel team and I thought that both of these altruistic singing groups would offer the warmest of welcomes and were therefore delighted when our invitation was accepted. Together with what is sure to be a show stopping performance by The Choir with No Name, we are delighted to be joined by inspirational young people, who add a refreshing twist to musical sign language.
“Following their sure-to-be moving performance, the choirs will then be treated to a celebratory lunch here at our in-house restaurant, Blakes. The day is set to be a fun and inimitable way of welcoming our new partners and increased global visitors to our wonderful city in classic Beatles style.”
Established in January 2014, The Choir with No Name runs choirs for the homeless and disadvantaged people, with the aim of building confidence, morale and support amongst its members. The choir meets once a week to rehearse all genres of music and is based on the feel-good factor that singing creates.
Conducted by Catherine Hegarty, The Liverpool Signing Choir was founded on the basis of encouraging social inclusion for deaf people through the performance of musical sign language. Notable acts include a rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as a surprise performance in honour of Julia at Liverpool Town Hall in 2011.
Mike added: “Not only is the song a favourite amongst many members of both the choir and our hotel staff, its original message also sits well with what we’re trying to project on the day – this being the coming together of partnerships from across the world and showcasing what Liverpool has to offer.
“We are looking forward to being joined by Julia, Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ CEO Aloysius Lee and the two inspirational choirs and watching their moving performance, which will no doubt go on to make a lasting impression.”
Just weeks after its acquisition by Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), Hard Days Night Hotel has been crowned ‘Hotel of the Year’.
The Beatles inspired venue located on North John Street, scooped the prestigious accolade at the inaugural Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2015 - Work Hard, Play Hard Awards, which took place at Hilton Liverpool.
Sponsored by Liverpool BID Company, the event was hosted by Downtown in Business in association with DQ magazine, and saw the arrival of some of the city’s most notable hospitality and lifestyle businesses.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “It is extremely fulfilling to have been acknowledged by our home city, and therefore receive a prominent award that aims to applaud the efforts of local businesses.
“This is undoubtedly a fantastic start to what is sure to be a successful partnership between the hotel and Millennium Hotels and Resorts, as the global brand’s passion for providing high-quality hospitality sits perfectly with our ethos. While we are continuing to welcome guests on a regional and national scale, we are excited to further our reach and attract more overseas visitors, as a result of our worldwide recognition.”
In addition to the newly acquired ‘Hotel of the Year’ title, the hotel was recently named ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ in the Eat, Sleep, Drink Awards, achieved ‘Top Rated’ status in the LateRooms.com ‘Simply The Guest Awards’ and received a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the fourth consecutive year.
On August 19, the hotel was acquired by Millennium Hotels and Resorts and has become the hotel group’s 24th property, adding to an already diverse and expansive portfolio that boasts a range of exciting venues in a number of gateway cities across the world.
Mike added: “We are delighted to have been welcomed into the Millennium Hotels and Resorts family, and I speak on behalf of over 150 team members when I say that we are very much looking forward to what the future has in store for the hotel.
“We hope that this new addition to our trophy cabinet will continue to preserve our already outstanding reputation that has been built up over the past seven years, and we look forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces to our unique venue.”
The award winning Hard Days Night Hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre has become one of the official partners of the international hit show ‘Let It Be’.
The touring show, which is set to come to The Beatles’ hometown next month directly from London’s West End, will run for five and a half weeks from Thursday, October 8 to Saturday, November 14. The opening is also set to coincide with John Lennon’s 75th birthday, which falls on Friday, October 9.
Speaking at the show’s official launch, Hard Days Night Hotel’s General Manager Mike Dewey said: “We are delighted to be an official partner and to support such a fantastic show, which has been seen by more than a million people worldwide.
“It felt only right to team up with a production that showcases the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band and that has attracted audiences from across the globe including Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France.”
The show is packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.
Mike added: “There is certainly a lot of excitement in the hotel at present and it really is the beginning of a new chapter for Hard Days Night Hotel, following our recent acquisition by Millennium Hotels and Resorts.
“The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming many of the show’s fans and audiences through our doors in the months to come and to our wonderful city of Liverpool.”
For more information about the show, visit www.royalcourtliverpool.co.uk. For more information about Hard Days Night Hotel call 0151 236 1964.
With the summer months drawing to a close, Hard Days Night Hotel has launched its Autumn in the City package.
In a bid to combine luxury and comfort with the thrill of exploration, the exclusive package has been devised with inquisitive travellers in mind.
The hotel, which was recently acquired by Millennium Hotels & Resorts, is located in the heart of the Beatles quarter on North John Street – making it the perfect location to access top city attractions including the iconic Mathew Street, Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “The Autumn in the City package was created to give both local residents and visitors on a global scale the opportunity to discover the city of Liverpool, and enjoy a Beatles experience like no other.
“Guests are invited to start their mornings with a hearty breakfast from Blakes Restaurant ahead of a busy day of sightseeing and exploring the city’s famous landmarks, before retiring to their luxury individually designed rooms afterwards.”
Available between September 7 and November 30, the Autumn in the City package includes a two-night stay with breakfast in a Luxury Room at the hotel, alongside a two-course dinner at Blakes Restaurant on one evening and a complimentary Strawberry Field cocktail from Bar Four on arrival.
Mike added: “It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Hard Days Night Hotel following its recent acquisition. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces through our doors and to the wonderful city of Liverpool.”
The package costs £198.00 for two nights based on two people sharing.
The award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel is offering a trio of exclusive christening party packages.
Devised with celebrations amongst family and friends in mind, the popular Beatles-inspired venue, located on North John Street, is set to provide a unique private function experience suitable for every one of all ages.
To mark the special occasion, guests can choose from a range of all-inclusive party packages aptly named ‘Baby It’s You’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and ‘Every Little Thing’, which combine room hire, food and entertainment.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer a diverse range of christening packages for our customers and their guests. The team and I at the hotel like to ensure that we go above and beyond to create both enjoyable and memorable experiences during such notable family occasions.
“In order to tailor our offerings to best suit the scale and tone of each individual christening, there are many options to choose from and a wide selection of food and beverages available. We are also on hand to source any extras for the day, such as children’s characters, candy floss machines, slush machines and sweet carts.”
The ‘Baby It’s You’ package features a number of culinary delights including Chicken Bang Bang Skewers, Mini Fish Fingers and Vegetable Spring Rolls, likewise the ‘Here Comes the Sun’ package includes all of the above plus the popular Mad Hatter Entertainment. For a more opulent celebration, the ‘Every Little Thing’ package incorporates all features together with a glass of sparkling wine for adults on arrival.
Additionally, all christening packages include advice from the hotel’s in-house Events Coordinator, white linen tablecloths, use of the cake knife and stand, name cards and menus, as well as background music.
Mike added: “Our unique and luxurious surroundings offer the perfect location to host special occasions such as christenings. Being the world’s only Beatles-inspired hotel, the venue certainly puts a unique twist on private functions, which will no doubt go on to make a lasting impression amongst guests.”
All packages are based on a minimum number of 40 people. The ‘Baby It’s You’ package is priced at £16pp, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at £25pp and ‘Every Little Thing’ at £30pp.
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Hard Days Night Hotel is set for the warmer months with the introduction of its new Summer Cooler Afternoon Tea.
Served exclusively in the hotel's Lounge, which features an array of impressive artwork in a cosmopolitan and vibrant setting, the quintessential British treat now includes the option of 'Fab Four' Beatles inspired cocktails.
Expertly devised with the summer season in mind, the imaginative ice-coolers are set to provide the perfect refreshing antidote for a hot sunny day.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: "With summer well underway, we wanted to treat our guests to a lavish, tasty treat. Afternoon Tea is already such a popular choice here at the hotel – with that in mind, we thought that it would be a great idea to adapt the menu to suit the time of year and incorporate a great range of Summer Coolers."
The aptly named drinks catalogue includes 'Strawberry Fields with Pepper' a refreshing grass infused vodka based beverage; 'Jubbly Bubbly' created with a blend of passion fruit vodka and raspberry liqueur; 'Honey Can't Buy Me Love' made with sweet amaretto and chocolate flavours, and the honey vodka and strawberry liqueur infusion 'Love Is All You Need'.
To accompany the novelty tipple is a selection of savoury finger sandwiches such as Smokehouse Smoked Salmon and Citrus Cream Cheese, Glazed Ham with Meaux Mustard Mayo and Classic Cucumber and Welsh Beef. Those with a sweet tooth will also be treated to Fruit Scones with Clotted Cream and Preserves together with a range of cakes.
Mike added: "In addition to our innovative cocktails, guests can choose the 'High Tea' menu option, which includes Prosecco or Champagne to be enjoyed with the signature light bites. Whether guests prefer to upgrade their package or keep it traditional, all of our Afternoon Tea offerings are served with an assortment of fresh loose-leaf teas.
"We hope that both hotel residents and visitors alike will enjoy afternoons filled with great food and drink, and most of all relax and unwind amongst comfortable-chic surroundings."
Blakes Restaurant has been highly commended in the 'Eatery' category in this year's Mystery Shop Awards.
As part of the report conducted by ThIS Liverpool, the North John Street restaurant, located within the award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel received an overall score of 92.4%, achieving top marks in a number of categories including food and drink, the team and arrival and greeting.
The assessment, which is undertaken annually, aims to monitor the standards of restaurants through the inspection of all dining experience aspects – taking into consideration the products and offers, customer service, ambience and overall satisfaction.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: "We are thrilled to have received such a high score in the report, and it's all the more rewarding that it has come through a mystery diner. This means that our staff, both on the restaurant floor and in the kitchen were not aware of the procedure and continued to perform exceptionally well in their duties. A highlight for us was receiving a 100% score for our food and drink, which was wonderful feedback to receive.
"As our customer dining satisfaction is key our menus are ever changing. With this in mind we like to mix things up by putting a contemporary twist on signature dishes while using fresh and local produce. We also adapt our dishes according to each specific season."
Blakes Restaurant is open to both residents and non-residents alike and provides diverse food offerings including the popular All You Need is Blakes menu, as well as the A La Carte and Children's menus.
Mike added: "The previous few months have been great for both Blakes Restaurant and Hard Days Night Hotel, as in addition to receiving a highly commended status in this year's Mystery Shop Awards, the hotel has recently been crowned Wedding Venue of the Year in the 2015 Eat, Drink, Sleep Awards. Likewise, it has also been awarded with a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running.
"It gives us a real sense of pride and achievement to continue receiving accolades of such high calibre."
To celebrate Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday this week (June 18), Hard Days Night hotel has introduced a limited edition birthday cocktail in his honour.
Inspired by the Tiger Jack, which is known to be one of McCartney’s all-time favourite drinks, The Macca will be served at the venue’s stylish Bar Four for one day only to mark the infamous Beatles’ 72nd birthday.
The commemorative cocktail puts a contemporary twist on the classic long drink by combining Triple Sec and Bourbon, together with Grenadine Syrup and Orange Juice.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: “In order to raise a toast to Sir Paul McCartney, our bar team have devised a special blend that pays homage to one of Paul’s favourite drinks.
“With its woody and sweet flavours, we are expecting that The Macca will become a huge hit with both Beatles fanatics and the general public alike.”
Located within the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel, Bar Four is the perfect setting for intimate parties and larger groups to relax and unwind. Open to residents and non-residents alike, the fully stocked bar serves a wide range of beers, spirits and wines, including its very own exclusive range of ‘Fab Four’ wines.
Mike added: “By introducing limited-time only bar offerings, not only do they add both novelty and fun to our first-class Beatles experience - they also enable our great team of mixologists to get creative, while allowing guests to explore new and exciting flavours.”
Hard Days Night Hotel has been named as Wedding Venue of the Year in the 2015 Eat, Drink, Sleep Awards.
The popular Beatles-inspired hotel, located on North John Street, beat off stiff competition from across the North West to scoop the award, which recognises its efforts in delivery wedding excellence.
As a Grade II Listed building the hotel has become a wedding venue of choice due to its quirky interior, grand architecture and central location.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: "In line with our custom focused ethos, the team and I continue to go above and beyond for wedding couples that have chose to tie the know at our beautiful day, in order to make a lasting impression on their special day.
"With that in mind, we pride ourselves in training and developing staff members to enable them to deliver the highest standards of customer service, which we think is the key to making all of our facilities, such as weddings, so successful.
"To have been crowned Wedding Venue of the Year goes to show that our efforts have not gone unrecognised, and for that we are very grateful."
The Eat, Drink, Sleep Awards aim to highlight the city's best restaurants, bars and hotels. Voting is open to the public, whereby nominations are made through social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to being crowned Wedding Venue of the Year, Hard Days Night Hotel has also been awarded with a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running, with the hotel's food and beverage team member Jimmy Platt also nominated in the site's 2014 Exceptional Service Awards.
The hotel was also honoured in the LateRooms.com Simply the Guest Awards for the second year running by achieving a 'Top Rated' status, as well as being shortlisted in the 'Best Customer Focused Business of the Year' category in the forthcoming City of Liverpool Business Awards 2015.
Mike added: "As the nominations are decided by the public, it's wonderful that so many people have taken the time to vote for us.
"We were up against some high calibre entries from across the hospitality sector so to be acknowledged as being at the top of our game is fantastic."
After impressing tourists from across the globe, Hard Days Night Hotel has been awarded with a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running.
Located on North John Street in the heart of Liverpool's Cavern Quarter, the world's only Beatles-inspired hotel beat of stiff industry competition to continue its reign in being recognised as the top ten percent of businesses listed on the travel site.
The notable accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, was presented to Hard Days Night Hotel following the consistent inflow of genuine guest's reviews, which praised the hotel's facilities and customer service throughout the year.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel, Mike Dewey, said: “It's so rewarding that TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has recognised us once again for providing excellent service to our guests.
"As Hard Days Night Hotel continues to attract guests on both a local and global scale - it gives the whole team a real sense of pride and achievement to have obtained the prestigious certificate. The team and I understand the importance of maintaining a customer focus, therefore we endeavour to go above and beyond to give our customers a highly memorable, enjoyable and unique stay."
TripAdvisor awards the Certificate of Excellence to those establishments who continually earn four and five-star reviews and who rank highly in their category on the site. In addition to receiving the accolade for four consecutive years, last year, food & beverage manager Jimmy Platt was also nominated in the site's 2014 Exceptional Service Awards.
Likewise the hotel has recently been honoured in the LateRooms.com Simply the Guest Awards for the second year running by achieving a ‘Top Rated' status, as well as being shortlisted in the ‘Best Customer Focused Business of the Year' category in the forthcoming City of Liverpool Business Awards 2015.
Mike added: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our visitors who not only had a great time at the hotel, but who have taken their time and effort to submit their reviews to the site.
"We are always striving for excellence and will continue to uphold our prominent reputation by providing a top-quality customer service, and hopefully we will receive the award again next year."
Liverpool’s award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel is set to play host to its autumn wedding fayre on Sunday, October 4.
Between noon-4pm, couples will descend on the Beatles-inspired hotel, whereby more than 20 specialist exhibitors will showcase a range of products including bridal and grooms wear, car hire, cakes and delights, filming, photography, gifts and favors.
Throughout the day guests will also be able to take a tour around the Grade II Listed venue, while they receive tailored advice on how to make their dream wedding a reality.
Wedding and Events Manager Marian Cotter said: “We’ve hosted many successful wedding fayres previously and are excited to welcome and congratulate couples who are planning to tie the knot.
“We have searched the nation far and wide to find the highest quality exhibitors for the day – this year we have even arranged a Bridal Emporium so that guests can view the clothing on elegant models.”
In addition to visiting the varied exhibitors, attendees will be treated to an array of live entertainment and offered a selection of delicious canapés, provided by the hotel’s in-house restaurant Blakes. Each bride-to-be will also receive an exclusive goodie bag courtesy of the venue’s partner Lush Spa of Liverpool.
Marian added: “Our wedding fayre is a great day out for couples who are planning their big day. By displaying all wedding aspects under one roof, guests will be able to get a true feel for the nuptial necessities that are needed, and it will also give them a chance to see how our hotel can be transformed into a stunning wedding venue.”
Admission is free. To organise a show around or for a copy of our wedding brochure to be sent to you direct, please contact our wedding planner on +44 (0)151 236 1964 'selecting option 4'.
The award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel on North John Street is preparing to host a selection of yuletide celebrations throughout 2015’s festive season.
Ideal for families, friends and work colleagues, the hotel’s Beatles-inspired in-house restaurant Blakes will offer a range of Festive Lunches and Dinners, which will showcase an array of specially selected seasonal dishes.
Menu highlights include Appleby’s Cheshire Cheese, Baby Leek and Chive Tart, Tomato Relish and Rocket; Traditional Roasted Cheshire Turkey Breast, Chestnut Stuffing and All the Trimmings. Roasted Potatoes and Market Vegetables; Butter roasted Salmon Fillet, Crushed New Potatoes and a Creamy Seafood Veloute and White Chocolate and Bailey’s Créme Brulee with Crisp Shortbread.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: “Christmas is all about celebrating amongst great company and what better way to do so than with seasonal dining experiences.
“Whether guests prefer a merry intimate meal or a lively group dinner, we allow our guests to tailor their visit to make their Christmas festivities both memorable and highly enjoyable.”
In addition to the Christmas dining packages, guests can also opt to relive the 60's, 70's and 80's during Themed Party Nights that will take place in the impressive event suites. After enjoying a Strawberry Fields Cocktail on arrival, together with a three course meal served with a glass of wine, the hotel’s resident DJ will kick start the party with retro music from the past eras. While the 60s fancy dress competition to win an overnight stay in either the Lennon or McCartney Suite is optional - guests will be encouraged to take part in novel games and Beatles inspired photos.
Mike added: “Our Themed Party Nights are a great way to get large parties together and celebrate in style. Over the years they have become a big hit with businesses from across the city due to their uniqueness and character.
After impressing guests on a global scale, Liverpool’s Hard Days Night Hotel has been shortlisted in The City of Liverpool Business Awards 2015.
The popular Beatles-inspired hotel located on North John Street, beat off stiff competition from across the city to become one of six finalists in the ‘Best Customer Focussed Business of the Year’ category.
Together with a diverse range of Liverpool businesses, staff members from Hard Days Night Hotel are set to descend on the Sefton Park Palm House during the prestigious awards ceremony, which will take place on July, 16.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: “It is great to have been shortlisted in such a prominent category that aims to recognise and applaud the continuous efforts of local businesses.
“As a luxury accommodation provider, a customer focus is key when delivering an enjoyable and memorable travel experience. To ensure that all of our customers are completely satisfied with their visit, our team members go above and beyond to cater for their individual requirements and specific needs. By doing so we are able to build both a friendly yet professional rapport with each of our guests, and in that offer them a warm and sincere visit.
“In order to deliver customer service of such a high calibre, we pride ourselves in training and developing staff members to increase their wealth of knowledge regarding each aspect of the business.”
The City of Liverpool Business Awards are in their 11th year and celebrate the most innovative, entrepreneurial and successful businesses from across the city. Last year Hard Days Night Hotel was crowned ‘Best Social Media Presence of the Year’, which highlighted its strong social media interaction and active audience engagement.
As a result of its reputation for delivering quality customer service, Hard Days Night Hotel has received the prestigious ‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence’ for three consecutive years, and is recognised in the top ten percent of businesses listed on the travel site. As part of TripAdvisor’s acclaim, food & beverage manager Jimmy Platt was also nominated in the site’s 2014 Exceptional Service Awards. Likewise, earlier this year, the hotel was honoured in the LateRooms.com Simply the Guest Awards for the second year running by achieving a ‘Top Rated’ status.
Mike added: “We hope that our customer focussed ethos combined with our genuine friendly approach will not only impress our guests from around the world, but also the judging panel.
“As always the standard of entries is extremely high, therefore we are proud to be amongst some of Liverpool’s most reputable and sought after businesses – good luck to all.”
Hard Days Night Hotel is proud to have been shortlisted for two awards in the Eat, Drink, Sleep Liverpool awards in the following categories:
Best Wedding Venue Central Liverpool
Best Luxury Hotel
Voting has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has voted and shown such fantastic support.
A Food & Beverage Team Member at Hard Days Night Hotel on North John Street has been nominated in TripAdvisor's Exceptional Service Awards.
Every year, the world's largest travel site spotlights stars of the hospitality industry that have provided exceptional service in 2014.
Jimmy Platt, who has been working at the hotel since August 2013, was nominated in the competition after going 'above and beyond to deliver outstanding service in the past twelve months'.
Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor, said: "Everyone who travels knows that the service you receive can elevate any trip to a memorable one.
"A recent TripAdvisor survey revealed that more than two thirds of respondents didn't think hospitality professionals receive sufficient recognition for their efforts. Through the exceptional service awards, we're trying to change that by acknowledging stars of the hospitality industry who made a difference by going the extra mile for their guests and clearly made a lasting impression on the TripAdvisor community."
In addition to Jimmy’s nomination, Hard Days Night Hotel received the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third consecutive year, and is currently recognised in the top ten percent of businesses listed on the travel site.
Mike Dewey, General Manager at Hard Days Night Hotel added: "It's not surprising that Jimmy is up for this prestigious award, as his delivery of customer service is continuously impeccable.
"His name is mentioned constantly from our guests through Trip Advisor and other review sites, which goes to show that his personable approach is highly appreciated. We are delighted to have such a valued member of staff that consistently goes the extra mile to ensure that every guest's experience is memorable and enjoyable."
To celebrate George Harrison’s birthday this week (February 25), Hard Days Night Hotel has launched its very own exclusive range of 'Fab Four' wines.
The four bottles, which have been created and designed by local artist John Griffin, feature caricature impressions of John, Paul, George and Ringo and are supplied by the multi-award winning national drinks wholesaler Mathew Clark.
Variations include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cinsault-Grenache Rosé and Colombard-Ugni Blanc, with the wines now being served throughout the hotel's in-house bars and Blakes Restaurant. Furthermore, wine lovers, collectors and Beatles fans alike can purchase them to enjoy at home -either by the bottle or for the complete set.
General Manager at Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: "This new range is part of a long standing relationship between the hotel and Mathew Clark, who currently supply us with a number of quality wines. Not only does the 'Fab Four' collection tie in perfectly with our numerous Beatles inspired offerings - it also provides our guests with something a little bit different."
The Hard Days Night Hotel caricature wines are priced at £17.95 per bottle or available at a special price of £65 for all four.
Mike added: "It's great to be able to provide such quirky and original wines, which will undoubtedly become a firm favourite with hotel residents and the general members of the public.
"Whether guests enjoy a glass or two at our venue or in the comfort of their own homes, we hope that the new wines enhance our overall Beatles experience."
World class tourist attraction the Beatles Story is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the search is on to find its most loyal global fans.
The tourist hotspot, which has seen four million visitors come through its doors and has boosted Liverpool’s economy by £300 million since it opened, is looking for 25 fans from across the world to become Beatles Ambassadors.
And one extra special fan will receive an unforgettable experience including a VIP trip to the Beatles hometown of Liverpool, a stay at the famous 4 star Hard Days Night Hotel, a trip on the Magical Mystery tour and a visit to the Cavern, in addition to a trip down memory lane at the Beatles Story. The winner will also be invited to have afternoon tea with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp and will receive a luxury gift bag worth over £100.
If you believe you deserve a Beatles Ambassador title or know someone who does, please visit beatlesstory25.com to state why you or they should win.
An independent judging panel will choose the top 25 entrants who will each receive a complimentary lifetime pass to the Beatles Story, together with an exclusive Ambassador gift bag. They will also be the first to hear about important news regarding the Beatles Story events and activities.
Martin King at the Beatles Story, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for fans of The Beatles from across the globe to come forward and be a part of the Beatles Story's history. The 25 Ambassadors will be key to spreading the word of the Beatles Story and the Liverpool hometown of the Fab Four throughout the world.
Freda Kelly, one time secretary to Brian Epstein and The Beatles fan club said "It might be that you travelled far and wide to see them, or maybe you met them once and have a photograph with them, or you may have an attic full of memorabilia? Whatever your story we are waiting to hear why you should become one of these exclusive ambassadors."
The winners will be announced at the Beatles Story’s 25th anniversary celebrations on 1st May.
To enter please visit beatlesstory25.com and enter by the deadline of 13th April.
Terms and conditions apply. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
About the Beatles Story:
The award-winning Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage site at the Albert Dock, the Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles.
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You can purchase tickets here: www.beatlesstory.com
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Liverpool's award-winning Hard Days Night Hotel will play host to their first wedding fayre of 2015 on Sunday, March 22.
Between noon-4pm, more than 20 specialist exhibitors featuring Bridal Wear, Car Hire, Florists, Groom Wear, Gifts & Favours, Mother of the Bride and much more, will descend on the hotel, ensuring guests will have everything they need to plan the perfect wedding day - all under one roof!
There will also be live entertainment throughout the day and delicious canapés on offer, courtesy of Blakes Restaurant.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: "Romance is definitely in the air in 2015 as we have already been inundated with weddings for the year ahead.
"Yet again we have scoured the region for quality exhibitors who provide everything a couple could ever need for their special day. Our team of dedicated event staff have a reputation of making dreams come true and we are looking forward to seeing what fantastic weddings we can help to create next."
Admission is free and there will also be complimentary goodie bag courtesy of LUSH for all of the brides attending.
To organise a show around or for a copy of our wedding brochure to be sent to you direct, please contact our wedding planner on +44 (0)151 236 1964 'selecting option 4'.
Liverpool's Hard Days Night Hotel has been honoured in the LateRooms.com Simply The Guest Awards by achieving the prestigious Top Rated status.
This is the second consecutive year that the North John Street hotel has featured in the awards, which are the only ones in the UK to be based solely on genuine guest reviews.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: "We are delighted to have been awarded Top Rated status by Late Rooms – especially as these awards are voted for by the public.
"It is firm recognition of the unrivalled quality we insist on here and the high service standards that we have become renowned for. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that contributed to these awards."
Hard Days Night Hotel received an average review score of over 80% across 30 or more genuine guest reviews left in the past 12 months on LateRooms.com, the UK's leading hotel booking site.
The Simply The Guest Awards was launched back in 2013 by LateRooms.com and recognise the efforts and achievements of hotels in the UK and abroad.
Served in the venue's popular Bar Four and Blakes Restaurant, the varied selection of New Zealand reds and whites are set to become a firm favourite amongst Beatles fans and wine connoisseurs alike.
General Manager Mike Dewey said: "We are delighted to stock this great assortment of New Zealand wines, which tie in perfectly with our numerous Beatles inspired offerings."
"In the hopes of suiting a variety of palates, customer can choose from four grape variations – all of which can be purchased by the bottle or glass."
The new and exclusive wine selection includes the rich medium-bodied Merlot Cabernet, zesty Chardonnay, vintage spiced Reserve Pinot Noir, and soft citrus and peach infused Sauvignon Blanc.
Mike added: "The collection delivers both rich and fruity flavours that are ideal to be enjoyed alone or paired up to compliment many of our meat, fish and pasta dishes, which are served in-house."
Bar Four and Blakes Restaurant are open to residents and non-residents alike. The chic venues feature Beatles memorable and stylish decors and are ideal for those wanting a luxury experience.
The Penny Lane wine collection is available now. Bottle prices start from £18 and glass prices start from £4.50.