Food & Drink
Hotel Chocolat opens new concept store at Liverpool New Mersey in Speke
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Hotel Chocolat is coming to New Mersey retail park in Speke
Chocolate fans are in for a cocoa powered treat as Hotel Chocolat, the luxury British cacao grower and chocolatier, announces the opening of its latest out-of-town concept store at Liverpool New Mersey shopping park in Speke.
Opening 25th September 2023, this latest store from Hotel Chocolat is home to a Velvetiser Café, serving iconic Velvetised™ drinking chocolate and other hot drinks. Guests can select from thousands of combinations to personalize their drink including 18 flavours served hot, over ice or as a Choc Shake with dairy milk or a plant-based alternative, plus a variety of toppings.
The team can also help customers find their chocolate ‘Love Match’ based on their preferred flavour profiles including smooth pralines, patisserie-inspired flavours or something tipsy which packs a punch.
The space occupies a prominent 3,750 sq ft unit which seats 62 guests allowing nearby residents to enjoy the sit-in experience, escape and unwind whilst browsing the range of top-quality chocolates.
Commenting on the new store, Hotel Chocolat’s Co-founder and Development Director, Peter Harris, said:
“We’re making retail park experiences that much more enjoyable with the opening of Hotel Chocolat at Liverpool New Mersey. Whether you’re after a relaxing drink in one of our Velvetiser Cafes or would like to explore our range of top-quality chocolate, our new concept store offers guests the opportunity to shop at a more leisurelypace.
“This latest opening is part of our plans to launch many more stores across the country in the next three to five years. Physical stores are extremely attractive and the beauty of being out-of-town is that we have good accessibility and parking so people can visit with ease.”
Russell Hall, centre manager at New Mersey, said:
“It’s great that such an iconic brand such as Hotel Chocolat has chosen New Mersey as the location for its first Velvetiser Café in Liverpool, building on our growing range of food and beverage retailers.
“We know our visitors will be just as excited as we are to try out the new Velvetiser Café and enjoy a unique, luxury shopping experience.”
For eager shoppers keen to get a first glimpse of the new store, Hotel Chocolat will be offering surprise and delight moments to customers who purchase on opening day, as well as 20% off the Velvetiser Cafe for VIP.ME members, the chocolatier’s member club, which is free to join.