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.