5 reasons why you should visit Radisson RED Liverpool
11 months ago
The first Radisson RED Hotel in the north of England has opened in Liverpool.
Bringing back to life an incredible city landmark, the new Radisson RED has been created in the former North Western Hall in Lime Street, a former British Transport hotel, largely unused since the 1930s.
General manager Gary Waring says the hotel is already causing a stir, with the bar and destination restaurant, Stoke, becoming a festive favourite since it launched on December 13.
And with that only a hint as to how good it is, here are five very good reasons to visit the Radisson RED.
1. Historical grandeur
Radisson RED Liverpool’s iconic building was designed by city-born Alfred Waterhouse, the architect behind the Natural History Museum in London and Manchester’s elaborate Town Hall, and boasts outstanding external features like gothic-style turrets and spires and, inside, a fabulous 19th century stained glass window and that magnificent sandstone staircase – which took 792 hours to refurbish! Gary says: “It’s steeped in history, and to have the opportunity to be in there is phenomenal.”
2. Fabulous views
Pulling in next to Lime Street Station, Radisson RED Liverpool has unrivalled views, and not just of the neo-classical giant of St George’s Hall opposite. “It’s amazing,” smiles Gary. “You can see the whole cultural district, with the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum Liverpool and, from the upper floors, much of the city itself.” It’s next to the Empire Theatre and within walking distance of Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE and the city’s vibrant nightlife.
3. Amazing artworks
As well as the cutting-edge design of the hotel itself, the 10-storey building with 201 guest rooms and suites, is home to amazing art which includes a 1960s scooter and sidecar, as well as a submarine sculpture in honour of the city’s most famous export, The Beatles. Bespoke pieces which pay homage to Liverpool’s best-known faces can be found in guest rooms and around the hotel, along with illustrations of local landmarks.
4. Create your own stay
No-more queuing at the reception desk. Technology allows guests to check in and out themselves, whether that’s while having a drink in the bar, or scanning a QR code in the lift on the way out. Gary adds: “The Radisson RED brand is a feature in itself, it’s a twist on the normal hotel experience, and we take down the barriers of a typical stay to put the guest in control.”
5. The stage is set
Far from being somewhere just to stay, or eat and drink, Radisson RED is planning to bring the venue to life. “Over the coming months we are going to have a lot of quirky entertainment acts, music acts, and local artists who will bring the building to life.” Team members selected for their personality and positive attitude will add to the buzz to create the best experience, offering a fun environment.