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Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen teams up with iStay to launch first dedicated apart-hotel

2 years ago

Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen teams up with iStay to launch first dedicated apart-hotel

Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen is situated in the heart of Liverpool’s shopping and central business districts, on the corner of North John Street and Victoria Street.

The venue has already built a sterling reputation as a welcoming place, offering freshly cooked food, a wide range of drinks and cocktails, and live music, as well as being hugely attractive to sports fans.

During this busy trading period, the team behind Harrison’s are preparing themselves for their next venture: the opening of their very first apart-hotel in January 2022.

Situated directly above this popular bar and restaurant, Harrison’s Apart Hotel will already be gifted with a premium location: close to Liverpool One and tourist hotspots like the Cavern Quarter, it will feature eight, two-bedroom apartments, giving it a unique, boutique feel. A joint venture between A.R. Leisure Limited, owners of Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen, and iStay Liverpool, both leading independent enterprises in the region with a proven track record in the leisure and hotel sectors, this beautiful accommodation will be ready to welcome a whole new set of local, national and international guests when the new year commences.

Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen has already proved to be a huge hit with guests: it’s warm and friendly atmosphere is a part of its charm, and its dedication to live sport, including screening popular football matches, along with boxing, golf, rugby and horse-racing, make it the ideal place to enjoy hearty food, refreshing drinks and have a relaxing day, afternoon or evening out. A.R. Leisure Limited, a family-run group, also includes nearby Abbey Road, Dwntwn and Alibi, formerly known as Kingdom, as part of a growing roster of successful venues in the city centre.

As Harrison’s Apart Hotel will be a joint venture with iStay Liverpool, this will give the team behind this new establishment a huge opportunity to collaborate with one of the region’s most established, fastest-growing and prestigious luxury party apartment groups. iStay Liverpool already has its own impressive portfolio across Liverpool, including Temple Court in the nearby Cavern Quarter, and other first-rate locations in Duke Street, One Water Street, Bold Street, the Maison Townhouse in the Georgian Quarter, and The Merchant close to the city’s creative Baltic Triangle. The team behind this group of five-star reviewed accommodations will offer expertise, from every aspect from design through to marketing, to this about-to-be-launched Harrison’s Apart Hotel.

Jon Hewitt, Manager of A.R. Leisure Limited, and the leading light behind Harrison’s explains:

‘All of the team are thrilled to be involved in this new area of business for us. Harrison’s Bar & Kitchen is a real centrepiece of our group, and it seemed logical to us to expand into accommodation, as the space above is obviously also in this popular and dynamic location. We want Harrison’s Apart Hotel to have a similar vibe: welcoming and comfortable, and a place where guests can pop down and start their stay off with food and drinks with us, and then simply step out right into the heart of the city. Of course, we will make sure they are made especially welcome in our other venues, too. As this is a new area of business for us, I am delighted that we will be collaborating with Ann Chambers and the rest of her iStay Liverpool team. In business and in life, Ann is a force of nature, and her knowledge and reputation already mark her out. Her attention to detail is exacting, and we can’t think of anyone we’d like to work with more. We look forward to opening in January 2022, and hope that every guest enjoys their stay in our modern, contemporary surroundings.’

Ann Chambers, Managing Director of iStay Liverpool adds:

‘At iStay we have had a busy, successful and dynamic year already. We have learned that so many visitors to Liverpool desire the freedom that serviced apart-hotel accommodation offers: they want to be free to have the use of luxury kitchens and living areas as well as their own bathrooms and bedrooms. Of course, all clients also expect both style and comfort in their home-away-from-home spaces, too.

I am really excited to be working with John and his team on this new launch. As a business community in Liverpool, we are really supportive of each other’s work, and this collaborative effort made sense to us both. New visitors to Harrison’s Apart Hotel can enjoy well-equipped, sumptuous surroundings. Next year is going to be an exciting one, that’s for sure!’

As the city of Liverpool has enjoyed an increase in tourism, especially staying visitors during 2021, and with attractions like Tate Liverpool, the World Museum, the M&S Bank Arena and the Beatles Story proving to be as popular as ever, as well as the city centre’s growing number of bars, restaurants and retail spaces, January 2022 will be the perfect time to welcome Harrison’s Apart Hotel to this growing economic sector.

Harrison’s Apart Hotel will be located at 23 North John Street, Liverpool L2 5QU.

For more information on Harrisons Apart Hotel please see – Harrisons Apart Hotel | Victoria Street Apartments Liverpool | iStay (

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