Municipal Liverpool – MGallery hotel set to open next month after £40m conversion
Next month will see the opening of a new luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, and spa in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling commercial district.
A short stroll from Lime Street and Moorfield railway stations, The Municipal Liverpool hotel is joining MGallery, Accor Group’s luxury boutique-hotel brand, and will take residence in a Grade II-listed heritage building from the mid-19th on the city’s vibrant Dale Street and combine stylish, modern opulence with historic charm.
Managed by hotel management company, RBH Hospitality, the iconic listed building, which was formerly the home of city council offices, will span four floors and feature 179 luxurious rooms, with considered design references throughout that pay homage to the building’s rich heritage of French and Italian influences.
Design will play a leading role at The Municipal Liverpool – MGallery, with many of the building’s existing materials and features refreshed to create elegant new focal points. Reminders of the building’s past life as a council building will also remain visible throughout the space, from a series of seven-foot-tall statues on the façade, to vintage phones and library-style desks indoor.
Reinventing a landmark of Liverpool’s heritage, the high point of the hotel is the building’s iconic clocktower, visible from across the city, that has also been carefully restored to bring it back to full working order and catches the guests’ attention on time.
The hotel’s rooms range from generously sized doubles to impressive suites with views of the vibrant Liverpool cityscape.
Each of the spacious and sophisticated rooms will feature sumptuous King or Queen size beds, plus modern luxuries such as lavishly stocked minibars and bathroom amenities from luxury lifestyle brand, Culti.
The restaurant and bar spaces will retain the fun and energy for which this part of the city is so well known. Guests will be welcomed from morning right through to the small hours, with indulgent all-day menus that place an emphasis on championing local makers and celebrating the spirit of Liverpool.
The central Palm Court bar and lounge will sit in the heart of the hotel, with a state-of-the-art bar taking central stage and live music on selected days. During the day, The Botanic Tea Room will serve drinks, patisseries and afternoon tea options for guests and visitors, featuring herbs and plants from around the world.
Other notable features include impressive wellness areas incorporating a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, fitness area, treatment rooms, Laconicum, salon and spa, filled with luxurious products from British skincare brand, Elemis and premium beauty brand, Grown Alchemist.
The hotel will also benefit from six large, state of the art boardrooms, each available for hire and named after Liverpool’s iconic ‘quarters’ – Ropewalks, Baltic, Cavern, Waterfront and Georgian Quarter.
Deirdre Billing, general manager of The Municipal Liverpool – MGallery, said: “It has been a joy to see this iconic building brought back to life and we can’t wait to welcome guests into the space and experience its charm for themselves. The hotel is an invitation to change the pace, take time and have a real break.”