Hard Days Night Hotel, a four-star hotel with a Beatles theme, is located in Liverpool. The £20-million hotel occupies landmark 1884 Central Buildings in the Beatles Quarter.
During WW II, the Central Buildings were the back-up location for allied command headquarters during the Battle of the Atlantic. Located on the corner of Mathew Street, the Hard Days Night Hotel is near the Cavern Club, the place where the Beatles first became famous.
Rooms and suites
The 110-room hotel features luxury and deluxe rooms and two penthouse suites. Luxury rooms, in the original building, have ensuite showers, flat-screen TVs, Internet access, HDNH on-line shopping, free tea and coffee-making and in-room movies.
In addition to these amenities, deluxe rooms have leather topped desks and walnut vanities. Rooms in the new rooftop extension boast Liverpool skyline views.
The highlight of the Lennon suite is a white grand piano, while the McCartney Suite features Sir Paul's full suit of armour.
Rooms showcase exclusive commissioned airbrush paintings by Beatles artist Shannon, depicting events in the lives of the Liverpool group.
The Shannon Collection of Beatles art also decorates the Hard Days Night Hotel Bar Four, restaurants and reception area. Paul, Ringo, Paul Ygartua and Klaus Voormann provide additional art. Mike McCartney displays photographs of the Hard Days Night Hotel during development.
Visitors can buy art displayed in the hotel, including the Shannon Collection, and exclusive Hard Days Night Hotel merchandise in The Gallery. Located inside the Hotel, the shop has its own entrance at the corner of Mathew Street.
Dave Webster will create four statues of the Beatles, called "Together Again" for the front of the Hard Days Night Hotel.
Where to eat
Hard Days Night Hotel has two restaurants. Blakes offers organic, seasonal and classic cuisine by Executive Chef Richard Moore. Images inspired by Sir Peter Blake, the artist who designed the Sergeant Pepper album cover, decorate the walls. Blakes has a separate entrance for diners who are not hotel guests.
Centrally located, The Brasserie serves a versatile menu. The Hard Days Night Hotel also has two bars, two conference rooms and a wedding chapel.