North-West England – New and upcoming openings
2018: Dixie Dean Hotel, Liverpool
A 100-bedroom hotel in honour of Everton footballer Dixie Dean is due to open in Liverpool city centre next year, opposite The Shankly hotel, which similarly celebrates Scottish footballer and manager Bill Shankly (the two men were great friends). The Dixie Dean Hotel will have restaurants, bars and an events space, and showcase memorabilia from the footballer’s career.
The Woodland Spa, Burnley, Lancashire, North-West England
The Woodland Spa is set in 100 acres of pasture and woodland, with views of the dramatic Pendle Hill, and just two miles from Burnley town centre and the M65. Voted Best Spa in the North for three years running, it was also voted Global Spa of the year in 2015 and 2016. In January, six new bedrooms were added. Guests can expect the same standard of luxury found in their existing three luxury en suite bedrooms and one exclusive luxury Spa apartment, which is ideal for a group of friends enjoying a Spa break.
Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire, North-West England
Moor Hall opened in March in Aughton, West Lancashire across five acres of gardens with views to the south over a beautiful lake. A Grade II* listed gentry house of mid-sixteenth century origin, Moor Hall is an important listed building in the UK. In partnership with friends Andy and Tracey Bell, Lancashire-born Mark Birchall who was most recently the Executive Chef of two Michelin Star L’Enclume, will have a restaurant at Moor Hall with seven unique, luxury guest bedrooms. The converted barn will follow later as a contemporary casual dining experience.
April 2017: The Queens Head, Troutbeck, Cumbria, North-West England
Robinsons Brewery is reopening the iconic Lakeland pub – The Queens Head at Troutbeck – in April 2017 following a £2million investment. Perfectly placed on the side of the Lakeland fells, The Queens Head overlooks the Troutbeck Valley, just four miles from Ambleside and three miles from Windermere. The former 17th-century coaching inn boasts an eclectic mix of ancient Cumbrian and contemporary decor alongside its iconic four poster bar.
May 2017: Holmes Mill Hotel, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Holmes Mill is soon to open a boutique 30 bedroom hotel, the latest phase of the £10million redevelopment of the former textile mill in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. The former textile mill is already home to Bowland Brewery, a Beer Hall, function room, café, shop and gelateria, with the new hotel expected to open at the end of May.
Autumn 2017: Roomzzz Aparthotel, Manchester
Roomzzz Aparthotel, part of the Parklane Group, will open its second Manchester site in the iconic Corn Exchange in the city centre. Grade II listed and in the hub of Manchester’s shopping district, the Corn Exchange has been transformed into the city’s premium shopping quarter. Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange will have period features and beautiful bare brick walls, merged with bold bespoke interior designs, and a total of 114 apartments.
TBC 2017: easyHotel, Castle Street, Liverpool
Plans by the hotel group easyHotel have been approved by the city council, to bring the first-ever easyHotel venture to Liverpool. Formerly the Equity and Law Building, the new 77-bedroom hotel will be situated in Castle Street.
TBC 2017: easyHotel, Manchester
Named after its unique shape and originally built in the 1800s, the historic Flatiron building in Manchester’s Northern Quarter will be the new home of easyHotel Manchester. The budget hotel will be located a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station and offers guests a huge array of bars and restaurants on its doorstep.