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As you would expect with a Beatles inspired boutique hotel, there is always so much going on! The latest and exciting news can be found below, but if you are looking to create a story about us, or are interested in a new angle then don't hesitate to contact our marketing department:

Gaynor Black
e: gaynor.black@harddaysnighthotel.com

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Tony Cook and Brian Ambrose in The Lennon Suite

More than 70 musicians and singers from across Liverpool have joined forces to recreate a festive classic and help those at risk of being homeless in the city this Christmas.

Band Aid Liverpool started out as a lockdown dream of one city performer, but it is now a reality with the Scouse supergroup set to release its version of Do They Know It’s Christmas’ on Thursday December 10 – with all proceeds going to charity Shelter.

The re-imagining of the iconic song – originally recorded by Band Aid in 1984 in wake of the Ethiopian famine – not only features some of Merseyside’s most well-known and best-loved performers, but it has been given the seal of approval by the song’s legendary writers Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.

Band Aid Liverpool was created by Tony Cook – keyboard player with The Mersey Beatles. Along with the band’s drummer Brian Ambrose, he pulled together a host of talented musicians to record the new version, changing a few of the lyrics to give them an extra local meaning.

Tony, who lives in Dingle, said: “It has been a long but utterly brilliant road for me and Brian to get to this point and we could not be happier that the single is being released.

“Like many musicians we’ve not played a gig since February due to the pandemic. At the end of August, I had this mad dream about being on stage with loads of musicians from Liverpool and it got me thinking ‘what if that could come true?’ 

“I developed the idea and, although there was no way we could all physically play together on stage due to lockdown, we’ve done the next best thing and come together virtually to re-create a classic song with a timeless message.”

Band Aid Liverpool involves performers from many different genres, including the likes of Billy Kinsley, Gary Murphy, Paul Kappa, Phil Jones, Asa Murphy, Steve Charles, Jay Murray, Rosalie Galvin, Dani Graham and The Hummingbirds

Each performer recorded their vocals and instrumentation at home and then it was up to Brian to painstakingly stitch the song, and a video to accompany the single, together.

Tony says receiving approval from Sir Bob and Midge, via original publishers Warner Chappell Music, to release Band Aid Liverpool’s version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ as a single was like finding the “the Holy Grail”.

He explained: “Warner came back saying we had their full approval. They loved the track and the whole concept, and to have their support is like the Holy Grail for us.

“As well as bringing more than 70 hugely talented local performers together we wanted to raise awareness of a really important charity and hopefully raise a fair bit of cash for it too.

“Shelter’s amazing work with the homeless and those struggling with poor housing inspired me. They say everyone’s only two pay cheques away from being homeless and that’s especially true in my own industry – we’ve been devastated.

“We’ve changed a couple of the lyrics in the song so people could relate them to homelessness in Liverpool. Rather than ‘there won’t be snow in Africa’ was very appropriate for Liverpool, so now it says ‘there won’t be homes on Merseyside this Christmas’ and then it says ‘on the streets their numbers grow, no place for them to go.’ 

“Now we have that we hope it will grab everyone’s attention and hopefully put a smile on the people of Liverpool over Christmas.”

Max Newton, Head of Community Fundraising for Shelter, said: “It’s been a year of unbelievable difficulty for many people. The impact of the pandemic means that many people are facing homelessness for the first time – some will be forced to sleep on the streets this winter. Shelter is working hard to help those who are worst affected, but as growing numbers of people need our support, we need the support of the public. 

 “That’s why Band Aid Liverpool supporting us means so much to Shelter here in Merseyside. The money raised will help us to give hope and support to those who need us after a turbulent year. Thank you to Band Aid Liverpool; you are making a real difference to the people families facing homelessness this Christmas in the Liverpool City region.”

Band Aid Liverpool’s single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ is released on Thursday December 10 on all platforms and the video will go out public on social media and YouTube a few days later. 

You can see the Band aid Liverpool watermarked video via this Media Only Preview link:


(Should you require the video without the watermark please contact Tony Cook on the contact details below)

About Band Aid Liverpool
Band Aid Liverpool features more than 70 professional musicians and singers from across Merseyside who have received the official approval from the original writers (Bob Geldof) and publishers (Warner Music) to release their version of ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ as a charity single in aid of Shelter - helping the homeless, with the release date scheduled on December 10th

About Shelter
Shelter is a registered charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland. Shelter helps millions of people every year through advice, support and legal services. It campaigns to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help. For free and independent advice from Shelter visit: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

For any further information and interviews please contact:

Tony Cook
Tel: 07850 030916
E: bandaidliverpool@gmail.com

Opening Scene filmed and recorded in The Lennon Suite at Hard Days Night Hotel. Photo shows Tony Cook and Brian Ambrose in The Lennon Suite - Hard Days Night Hotel.


Liverpool Monopoly Game

Shopping bags at the ready !

The brand new and official Liverpool MONOPOLY game hits shop shelves this morning... featuring the very great and good of Liverpool.

And – drum roll - we get to star in it, by landing on a yellow coloured space in this brand new edition, which was launched this morning at a high profile ceremony (being attended by Mr Monopoly no less!) at Hard Days Night Hotel

Amongst the very many leading city landmarks getting to feature in the game include us, the Hard Days Night Hotel, The Three Graces, both football clubs, both Cathedrals .. and pretty much all the A Listers of Liverpool!

In this new unique version of MONOPOLY whilst the rules, money denomination spirit of MONOPOLY stay exactly the same .. the spaces ALL become exclusively Liverpool landmarks and favourites. And the tokens are ALL also exclusively Scouse too.. from a race horse complete with jockey ..to a football .. to a shopping bag !

Winning Moves UK are the makers of this version under official license from MONOPOLY owners, Hasbro.

The game went on sale at 10am today at all good book and toy stores, including Waterstones, WH Smith and The Works – and very widely online, including on Amazon.

Image: Fabio (GM) /Mr Monopoly/ Jan (Sales Manager)

Hard Days Night Hotel Goes Slippin' & Slidin' For Charity

For charity, Team Hard Days Night (in green) took on eight other hotels in an inflatable challenge course and emerged champions.

On 17 June, Team Hard Days Night donned wet suits and helmets and took to the water at the Royal Albert Dock, challenging eight other hotel teams to an inflatable adventure course on the River Mersey, all in the name of charity.

The adventure challenge was initiated by board members of Hospitality Action North, which included Hard Days Night Hotel General Manager Mr Stephen Rycroft, and was supported and coordinated with the assistance of the Liverpool Hospitality Association.

The nine hotels raced against each other, slipping and sliding while trying to keep their balance through the 92-metre inflatable course that was made up of over 50 obstacle elements such as slides, stairs and a tunnel to crawl through. At the end of the fun competition, Team Hard Days Night emerged top.

Participants all had a great time, and over £3,000 was raised, with more donations still coming in.

The event was such a success that it will continue to become a key fundraiser event for hospitality industry players in Liverpool, and run annually – the hotel team has already committed to their participation next year and started training!

Hospitality Action is a charity that aims to provide assistance to those who are currently working or have worked in the UK hospitality industry.

See the video here

Jackie Stallone joins the Hard Days Night Hotel Wall of Fame


On 22, August 2018, world-renowned Beatles artist, Shannon Macdonald, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hard Day’s Night unveiling the hotel’s newest wall of fame member, celebrity astrologer, Jackie Stallone.

Kickstarting International Beatles Week (22-28 August), Shannon presented the hotel with a photograph of Jackie Stallone alongside her favourite Beatles Album.

The new photograph will join a host of other famous faces on the hotel’s album wall of fame, which include the likes of Sir Elton John, Burt Bacharach and Sir Tom Jones and many more. Jackie Stallone commented "It’s an honour to be recognised and be among so many famous celebrities and friends.”

General Manager, Stephen Rycroft, also said “We’re extremely delighted to welcome the iconic Jackie Stallone to our album wall of fame, which marks not only International Beatles Week but also commemorates our hotel’s 10-year anniversary. We couldn’t imagine a better person to present us with this gift than our dear friend Shannon, who was so influential in bringing the concept of a Beatles-inspired hotel to life 10 years ago”.

Sir Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool for Secret Gig

Stephen Rycroft (centre) - General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel with Sir Paul McCartney's band.

On Thursday 26th July, Hard Days Night Hotel welcomed Sir Paul McCartney’s band and entourage to the hotel after the famous Beatle played a secret gig for over 100 lucky fans at The Cavern Club.

Following the announcement of the gig via Sir Paul’s twitter account, fans took to the streets of Liverpool and queued from the early hours of the morning in the hope of seeing him perform songs from his new album alongside much-loved Beatles classics in the iconic Cavern Club.

General manager, Stephen Rycroft said: “It was so wonderful to have Sir Paul McCartney return to Liverpool, especially in such a momentous year for the hotel and city itself. With 2018 marking ten years since Liverpool was named the Capital of Culture and Hard Days Night opened its doors to the public, it really couldn’t have come at a better time and we were thrilled to be a part of the festivities by hosting the band and the registration for all the VIPs  at Hard Days Night.”

Pictured centre is Stephen Rycroft - General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel with Sir Paul McCartney's band at Hard Days Night Hotel.

Your Chance to own a piece of Iconic Strawberry Field

Strawberry Field

Help! Calling on all Beatles fans

Help us secure the future of the iconic Strawberry Field site by joining our 'Strawberry Field Buy a Brick' fundraising campaign.

The Strawberry Field site, treasured by John Lennon, has become a gathering place for Beatles fans from across the globe. Fans will now have an exciting opportunity to own a piece of the old Victorian Building that stood on site when John used to spend his time there.

There is a limited edition of 2,500 bricks, which will be released in 5 batches. Each brick is individually numbered which comes complete with a certificate of authentication.

Strawberry Field holds a special place in the history of The Beatles, with John Lennon's experiences in and around the children's home providing inspiration for the unforgettable song, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister and Hon President of the Strawberry Field project says "I am sure that all Beatles fans will find a way to support this significant project that will bring hope to so many young adults with learning disabilities. With Fathers' Day coming soon, what better present could there be for lovers of Strawberry Fields Forever!"

John grew up with his aunt Mimi just a stone's throw away from the site, he used to jump over the wall to play and regularly joined the children during the annual Garden Party and was said to find peace and refuge in the grounds. The large Victorian mansion was the centre piece of the estate, then sadly it was demolished in the 1970s but during the development work for the new plans, we have managed to salvage a number of original bricks.

Owners of this last piece of Beatles heritage in Liverpool, The Salvation Army, have ambitious plans to redevelop the site. The new vision for Strawberry Field will weave together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold, imaginative plan.

To own a piece of Strawberry Field is a special gift for the Beatles fan in your life. If you are scratching your head wondering what gift to get this year for your Dad, then look no further! But hurry we are now taking advance orders to be delivered in time for Father's Day on 17 June 2018.

Bricks are priced at £75 per brick; orders are limited to 4 bricks per customer.

Also on offer is the opportunity to purchase a 'Bundle' package which includes a brick, a t-shirt and a mug all for the great price of £95. The first release is available for pre order now simply go to store.strawberryfieldliverpool.com to secure this special piece of memorabilia.

You can also purchase a range of exclusive merchandise that will also support the fundraising campaign to help us open the famous red gates to the public for the very first time.

Jules Sherwood, Fundraising Development Manager at The Salvation Army said,

"Help us bring Strawberry Field back to life again, we have big plans and we need your support to achieve them. We have had amazing support and encouragement from Beatles fans and the Beatles Industry Group in the City, we hope this opportunity to be part of the past and future of Strawberry Field will appeal to fans around the word."

Frank Ifield Spills the Beans: An exclusive dinner with the legend himself

Frank Ifield

Frank Ifield gave The Beatles a big break in the sixties and he is returning to Liverpool in June to share intimate details of those heady days at an exclusive dinner in the city's four star Hard Day's Night Hotel.

The singer was the first UK based artist to have three consecutive number one hits and was approached in his dressing room at the Liverpool Empire by Brian Epstein who asked if his new band, The Beatles, could support him on tour. Frank agreed but ended up having to tell the band to turn their amps down – they were far too loud, he said. He will be remembering this and many other intimate details of the huge stars he has worked with over the years. He will also be telling exclusive stories that cannot be told in his theatre shows as they might be deemed a bit too racy for a general audience.

A limited number of tickets are available for a drinks reception and three-course dinner with Frank in the hotel's private dining room on June 5. There will be a chance for guests to ask the star questions and have their photograph taken with him.

The evening will be raising money for the hotel’s adopted charity – the Strawberry Field Appeal www.strawberryfieldliverpool.com.

To book tickets for this very special evening click here >

Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool appoints Stephen Rycroft as General Manager

General Manager - Stephen Rycroft

Millennium Hotels and Resorts hotel, Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Rycroft as General Manager. Rycroft joins Hard Days Night Hotel with over 20 years of hospitality experience having previously worked for De Vere Group and Hilton Hotels & Resorts where he was awarded Hilton General Manager of the Year in 2013 and the Vice President special recognition award for commercial focus in 2014. 

New to the Liverpool-based hotel but not to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts family, Rycroft joins the team from Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley where he was General Manager. As a manager, Rycroft is results orientated and a firm believer in achieving results as a team. He is focused on helping others to accomplish their own career aspirations.

In his new role at Hard Days Night Hotel, Rycroft will be spearheading celebrations and packages centred around the hotel’s 10th anniversary and 10 years since Liverpool was named Capital of Culture; allowing guests to explore Liverpool in a new and exciting way. In addition to this, he will using his extensive hospitality experience to rework the menus in Blakes Restaurant to incorporate even more Beatles-inspired dishes and position the restaurant as a destination in its own right.

Furthermore, Rycroft and the Hard Days Night Hotel team will be working closely with The Salvation Army over the next two years in order to raise funds and help establish Strawberry Field as a sustainable centre of employment for young people with learning disabilities offering training, skills and work placements that provide real employment prospects. Once a home for the city’s vulnerable children and a spot where John Lennon used to play, the charity hopes to see Strawberry Field open its gates to the public for the first time with an exhibition centred around the home and why the famous Beatles song was written.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Stephen Rycroft said: “I am so pleased to be a part of the team at Hard Days Night Hotel at such an exciting time for the city of Liverpool and the hotel itself. We’re excited to be celebrating a momentous 10 years, and are looking forward to working with The Salvation Army on a project that this close to our hearts and the city of Liverpool.”

John Lennon’s sister confirmed as Honorary President of the new Strawberry Field Project

Strawberry Field Project

LIVERPOOL, UK, TUESDAY MAY 8TH, 2018 - John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, has accepted an invitation by The Salvation Army to become Honorary President of The Strawberry Field project to bring the legend of Strawberry Field back to life once more.

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in Lennon’s song and the Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is being redeveloped which will see the famous red gates open to the public for the first time in summer 2019.

To mark this special occasion, Julia has been interviewed in a series of short films exclusively available at www.strawberryfieldliverpool.com, where she fondly recalls memories of when John joined local kids to play in the shadow of the old Victorian House in the grounds of Strawberry Field.

Looking forward to joining the Strawberry Field team, Julia said,

"I’m privileged to be invited to join this unique project, it’s a brilliant idea. Just like the Beatles springing from the stage of the Cavern Club, it’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field, for them to be nurtured to reach their full potential, where they will have the chance of work all around Liverpool."

The revival of the site, treasured by John as he grew up on Menlove Avenue, will include a training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities; a new authentic exhibition on the place, the song and John Lennon’s early life around Strawberry Field; and the development of a haven for spiritual exploration around the peaceful and tranquil grounds.

Major Drew McCombe, Chairman of The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field Board explained,

"This is a pivotal day in the life of our project. To have a connection with John in his early life and the opportunity to work alongside Julia to cast the vision of the new Strawberry Field is a rich blessing. We are absolutely delighted that Julia has come on-board to help us raise the profile of Strawberry Field to the wider public and Beatles fans across the world. When we met I was impressed by Julia’s genuine understanding of the young people we are aiming to work with and her energy to help us achieve this vision."

Hard Days Night Hotel Scores 100% In The City Of Liverpool Annual Mystery Shop Awards 2017

Mystery Shopper Award

After impressing a mystery shop from the Liverpool BID company, Liverpool’s Hard Days Night Hotel scored 100% in the 2017 mystery shop awards.

The popular Beatles-inspired hotel located on North John Street, scored top marks in each category for: venue appearance, staff image, initial contact, service, sales, overall impression and local knowledge resulting in the award for ‘Outstanding Accommodation Provider 2017’.

General Manager Stephen Fearnley said: “It is great to have received this achievement in the mystery shop awards, the team and I are truly delighted. As a luxury accommodation provider we are , and always have been completely customer focused in ensuring that all our guests leave Hard Days Night Hotel having experienced the very best that we can deliver. Our team members are trained and encouraged to go above and beyond daily to deliver bespoke guest experiences, to anticipate guest needs in a sincere and friendly manner.

“To maintain consistent levels of hospitality, we pride ourselves in ongoing training and development to continue to enhance their knowledge for the business, the city of Liverpool and of course The Beatles brand.”

Liverpool BID Company, which represents 1,500 businesses in Liverpool city centre, mystery shopped 200 establishments to find out who is and who isn’t looking after its customers.

Bill Addy, chief executive, Liverpool BID Company, said:

“Firstly, let me congratulate Hard Days Night Hotel which scored so highly in the mystery shop. Today’s customers expect the very best and they are getting that in Liverpool."

Now in its eighth year, the Mystery Shop Awards celebrates those businesses that demonstrate excellent customer service in the two districts delivered by Liverpool BID Company - City Central (retail and leisure area) and Commercial District. In 2017 - 19 businesses scored 100% (17 in 2016) - and 83 businesses scored 90%+ (78 in 2016).

As a result of its reputation for delivering quality customer service, Hard Days Night Hotel has received the prestigious ‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence’ for five consecutive years, and is recognised in the top ten percent of businesses listed on the travel site.

Located on North John Street, Hard Days Night Hotel became Millennium Hotels & Resorts’ 24th property within Europe in August 2015. The ‘Fab Four’-star hotel situated within close proximity to the world famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles performed more than 290 times, boasts 110 guest rooms and is renowned for its impressive interior and originality.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Sir Peter Blake To Its Beatles Inspired Property


Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake honoured by the City of Liverpool. Sir Peter, one of the major figures of British pop art who famously created the album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, was made a Citizen of Honour on Sunday.

Sir Peter received Liverpool's Citizen of Honour at a VIP event by Liverpool Biennial at Blakes Restaurant within Hard Days Night Hotel, on the day he was in the city to celebrate the two-year extension of Everybody Razzle Dazzle, his iconic artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop.

Everybody Razzle Dazzle, commissioned in 2015 by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool, has been seen by more than 5 million people.

Originally due to end this year, the extension of the Dazzle Ferry means it can continue sailing throughout this year’s 50 Summers of Love celebrations and Liverpool’s 10th anniversary as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Sir Peter has a long history with Liverpool, winning the John Moores Painting Prize in 1961 and becoming the first patron of the UK’s best-known painting competition in 2012. He also reprised his iconic Sgt. Pepper image with famous figures from Liverpool’s history as a centrepiece of the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008.

More than 30 guests gathered at the artist’s namesake Blakes Restaurant, located in the heart of the award-winning hotel.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, said: “I am delighted to be able to present this honour to Sir Peter Blake.

“Sir Peter has helped shape Liverpool’s cultural significance on the global stage for more than five decades – from Sgt. Pepper to Everybody Razzle Dazzle.

“His work with The Beatles was one of the seminal moments in popular art in the 20th century and 50 years on still resonates around the world as we will see with our 50 Summers of Love programme.

“That work alone is worthy of celebration but the fact that he has continued to make outstanding contributions to the cultural life of the city underlines the depth of feeling he has for Liverpool and the city has for him.”

Sir Peter Blake said: “I'm delighted to be given the Citizen of Honour Award. As well as my music links with the city, I'm proud of my association with Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool and hope to continue my relationship with the city.

“I treasure the warmth and good humour of the people of Liverpool and hope they will accept me as an 'Honorary Scouser'."

Citizen of Honour Awards were introduced in 2008 to formally recognise those individuals who have enriched the image of the city and/or its citizens. Recent recipients have included James Barton, founder of Cream, and the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Film director David Yates.

General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Stephen Fearnley said: “We are thrilled once again to welcome Sir Peter Blake to the hotel, and the restaurant named after him. Sir Peter’s links with The Beatles date back to his Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover design, and so it’s rewarding to combine the hotel’s inimitable Beatles legacy with his current work. We are proud to join forces with Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool City Council to continue supporting the cultural diversity of the city of Liverpool.”

Located on North John Street, Hard Days Night Hotel became Millennium Hotels & Resorts’ 24th property within Europe in August 2015. The ‘Fab Four’-star hotel situated within close proximity to the world famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles performed more than 290 times, boasts 110 guest rooms and is renowned for its impressive interior and originality.

Hard Days Night Hotel Awarded A Top 20 ‘Best In Destination' By Travel Republic

After wowing tourists and guests from across the globe, Hard Days Night Hotel has been named UK’s Best Travel Republic Hotel 2017 and top 20 ‘Best in Destination’ for 2017.

Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Beatles quarter and Liverpool’s commercial district, the highly acclaimed Beatles inspired hotel continues its triumph in being awarded ‘Best In Destination’ by the site.

Travel Republic works with over 300,000 hotels ranging from boutique hotels to large resorts, and over 600 of these receive an award, with a further 20 hotels receiving the prestigious ‘Best in Destination’ for their region.

The admired accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, was obtained through countless travellers’ reviews that praised the hotel’s amenities and persistence in delivering a first class customer service ethos.

General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel, Stephen Fearnley said: “We are delighted to have received such a prestigious award, which was directly derived through our happy guests on Travel Republic. It’s great to see our hotel being applauded on both a local and global scale, and it makes me feel so proud of our dedicated team members, who go above and beyond to make each guests’ stay enjoyable and highly memorable.”

Travel Republic Managing Director, Ian Simmonds said, “We understand that choosing the right hotel is an integral part in making the perfect holiday. That is why we have announced the Travel Republic Hotel Awards 2017, to highlight the hotels that have exceptional hotel standards, provided outstanding service and are highly rated by other customers. ”

Stephen added: “We would like to thank all of our guests who took the time and effort to submit their reviews onto the site. There certainly is no greater form of appreciation than being actively praised by customers. One hopes of continuing our prominent reputation - providing a high-class customer service will always remain our prime objective.”

Hard Days Night Hotel Welcomes Renowned Beatles Artist Klaus Voormann

Klaus Voormann

Hard Days Night Hotel has welcomed a very special guest to its ‘Fab Four’ inspired venue.

Acclaimed Beatles artist Klaus Voormann, who famously designed the cover of The Beatles’ Revolver album, visited the hotel to mark the 50th anniversary of the award-winning record’s release.

Located in the heart of the Beatles quarter, Hard Days Night Hotel is home to numerous artefacts and memorabilia celebrating the world-renowned band, including exclusive artwork by Voormann himself.

General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “We were honoured to welcome Klaus Voormann to our venue to mark 50 years since the release of the Revolver album, which won the artist a Grammy Award for ‘Best Album Cover’ as many avid fans will know. Here at the hotel, our walls are adorned by a number of Klaus Voormann’s artworks so it was certainly fitting for him to visit us.

“Here at Hard Days Night Hotel, we enjoy welcoming such influential figures within The Beatles’ musical career to celebrate the ongoing legacy of the Fab Four. We relish the opportunity to continue to maintain our strong Beatles links across the city where it all began.”

Klaus Voormann’s visit to the hotel took place as part of this year’s International Beatleweek celebrations, which is organised by The Cavern and returned to Liverpool in August 2016 for its 30th year. The festival typically attracts around 10,000 visitors annually.

Director of The Cavern Bill Heckle said: “The line-up this year was incredibly special. With a lot of 50th anniversaries to celebrate we tried to give a nod to as many as we could with special shows and tributes.

“We were excited to welcome such a plethora of great guests who were and still are very much a part of the ‘Beatles scene and story’. Beatles festivals don’t get much bigger than this!”

Hard Days Night Hotel Names R Charity At The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals As Chosen Charity Of The Year


Hard Days Night Hotel has named the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust’s R Charity as its chosen charity of the year.

R Charity, which is currently fundraising on behalf of Merseyside’s largest hospital, aims to raise £10 million towards the redevelopment of the site.

In hopes of aiding the charity, the award-winning Beatles inspired hotel, which was acquired by global travel giant Millennium Hotels & Resorts last summer, will offer its support to the initiative ahead of the new hospital’s opening in 2017.

Senior Vice President Operations for Millennium Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Clive Harrington said: “After meeting with the redevelopment staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, we were instantly impressed by the plans for the upcoming overhaul of the site and its landmark £335 million redevelopment. The team at the hotel are thrilled to assist the work of R Charity ahead of the new hospital's opening; their collective efforts will help aid R Charity to provide comfort and the very best care to patients in the hospital.

“The new hospital will share common ground with hotels in that it will strive to provide each and every in-patient with an individual room with an en-suite bathroom. Upon completion, the site is set to be England’s largest all single-patient room hospital. At present, R Charity is fundraising to fit each room with Freeview TVs in addition to reclining chairs, allowing relatives to stay over with their loved ones.”

R Charity aims to ensure that the redevelopment of the hospital goes beyond even the NHS promise of care by investing in the latest high-technology equipment for diagnosis and treatment, together with offering comforts and conveniences for both patients and families.

The new hospital will be built next to the existing site and will house 646 beds with a 40-bed Critical Care Unit, 18 operating theatres and one of the North West’s largest emergency departments.

Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust Aidan Kehoe said: “We’re thrilled to receive the support of Hard Days Night Hotel in the run up to the opening of our world-class new Royal in 2017. We’ve made excellent progress so far, and hope that by working alongside the hotel, we can continue to transform the way in which we care for our patients long into the future.”

For more information about R Charity www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/fundraising

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Sir Peter Blake to its Beatles Inspired Property

Millennium Hotels & Resorts welcomed Sir Peter Blake to Hard Days Night Hotel for Liverpool Biennial’s launch of Dazzle, 2016, a limited edition silkscreen print created by the artist.

More than 70 guests gathered at the artist’s namesake Blakes Restaurant, located in the heart of the award-winning hotel which was acquired by the global travel giant last summer, to witness the unveiling of his limited edition print.

Sir Peter Blake is internationally renowned for his famous works including the design of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover in 1967.

Senior Vice President Operations for Millennium Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Clive Harrington said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sir Peter Blake to the hotel, and the restaurant named after him. Sir Peter’s links with The Beatles date back to his Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover design, and so it’s rewarding to combine the hotel’s inimitable Beatles legacy with his current work. We are proud to join forces with Liverpool Biennial to continue supporting the cultural diversity of the city of Liverpool.”

Located on North John Street, Hard Days Night Hotel became Millennium Hotels & Resorts’ 24th property within Europe in August 2015. The ‘Fab Four’-star hotel situated within close proximity to the world famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles performed more than 290 times, boasts 110 guest rooms and is renowned for its impressive interior and originality.

The latest in a series of limited editions by artists who have worked with Liverpool Biennial, Dazzle, 2016 relates to Blake’s 2015 commission, Everybody Razzle Dazzle, for which he transformed the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop into a moving artwork. It features a number of symbols that regularly appear in Blake's art: a star, a target and a rainbow.

Sir Peter Blake said: “It has been fascinating to explore the historic practice of dazzle camouflage painting. This new print references both my early work and my recent dazzle commission, and I am proud to help Liverpool Biennial continue its impressive record of working with artists to create ambitious and challenging new work.”

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said: “We are grateful to Sir Peter Blake for creating this incredible print for our Limited Editions series. It has been a great privilege to work with him on the dazzle ferry commission, which has become a much-loved icon for the city.”

Hard Days Night Hotel Named Luxury Grand Hotel Of The Year

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.”