The designed focussed chain has unveiled its first-ever hotel in the North of England, following an extensive and sensitive restoration of a heritage building. Occupying a grand 19th-century Grade II-listed property in Liverpool, it blends local heritage and a centuries-old hospitality legacy with Radisson RED’s signature eclectic style. We take a look at everything the new 201-bedroom hotel has to offer.  

An original British railway hotel

First opened in the 1800s, the landmark building now owned by Radisson Red was formerly known as Northern Western Hall, designed by Liverpool-born architect Alfred Waterhouse (who was also responsible for London’s Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall). It’s next to — and connected with — Liverpool Lime Street train station, created to be one of the British Transport Hotels and overlooking St George’s Hall. However, from the 1930s it became obsolete, bar a period during the 1990s when it was used to house students. 

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And the venture adds a new culinary destination to this lively city, with a robata grill restaurant, entitled: Stoke. Located on the ground floor, with views across Liverpool’s cultural district, it serves ‘farm-to-fork’ cuisine. Connecting with suppliers in the region, Stoke presents classic dishes with a grilled twist, such as an 800g 38-day dry-aged and grass-fed ribeye, Dover sole with seasonal herbs, and whole roasted chicken, as well as vegetarian options including sticky barbeque maitake mushrooms and truffle arancini. The open kitchen at Stoke provides a sense of theatre, but those seeking further entertainment options will find venues such as the Empire Theatre and a concert hall on the doorstep, with the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE, and vibrant nightlife close by.

Celebrating local culture 

The city’s modern history also plays a part in the design. Guests will spot a 1960s-style scooter and sidecar and a submarine sculpture, in honour of Liverpool’s music scene and famous five, The Beatles. Contemporary flair is added by Liverpudlian Indigo Art, whose work is found in guest rooms and around the hotel, paying homage to the city’s best-known faces, landmarks, buildings, and culture, including an image of The Beatles crossing London’s Abbey Road. Hand-drawn illustrations in red have been added to black-and-white photographs; such as an image of the symbolic Liver Bird.  

Additionally, the hotel has an in-house gym featuring the latest fitness equipment. And for those planning an event, conference or celebration, there are five meeting rooms on the lower ground floor (catering for up to 50 people), as well as an intimate private dining room seating up to eight people, with views over St George’s Hall. 

Further Details

Radisson RED Liverpool joins the brand’s UK portfolio, including the multi-award-winning Radisson RED Glasgow and the all-new Radisson RED London Heathrow.  www.radissonhotels.com



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