The World Of Hospitality Issue 18 2016 - Page 18

18 the World Of Hospitality Hotel Indigo Extensive refurb of Hotel Indigo Liverpool completes Work at Liverpool’s Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is officially complete following an extensive refurbishment. The ground floor of the Chapel Street hotel, which is managed by Valor Hospitality Europe, has been transformed with a new modern design and an appetising new restaurant menu. As well as the bar and restaurant, the reception, gym and downstairs Cotton Lounge area have also benefited from the investment. Designed by the acclaimed interior designer, Gavin Liddle of Greyline Design, the hotel’s style now reflects Liverpool’s music and industrial heritage as well as cultural hot-spots from around the city. Liverpool’s once booming cotton trade is represented in the woven-effect wallpapers in the reception area and the reception desk and maitre’d station were designed to replicate old haberdashery units. Inspiration was also drawn from the city’s abandoned tobacco factories and the Albert Dock which is reflected in the distressed wood, exposed bulbs and timber drawers. Links to Liverpool’s impact on the 1960s music scene can be found in the artwork and decorative touches around the hotel including drum pendant lights over the reception desk and a yellow submarine in the bookcase. The black painted bricks in the reception area as well as the teal and black tiles to the front of the bar stem from nearby Mathew Street and the Cavern Club. Further hints to Liverpool’s history can be found in the classic, retro furniture in the reception which reflects the style of the 1950s and 1960s. scene. He is a true original, whose name has become synonymous with great food, impeccable service, at an affordable price. These are traits that will continue as we enter into a new chapter for the Marco brand here in Liverpool. One of the main features in the restaurant is a bold geometric print floor, which was inspired by the façade of the Museum of Liverpool. “After five years in the city, it was time for a fresh new outlook, and our guests will be impressed with the look and feel of the place - it has dramatically changed for the better, a place where people feel welcome and relaxed. Managing director of Valor Hospitality Europe, Brian McCarthy, said: “Gavin Liddle’s design has really brought to life our vision for the Hotel Indigo Liverpool. The sleek and contemporary design, as well as the brand new menu at the MPW restaurant has taken our offering at this hotel to a whole new level. “We’re driven by providing the best possible hotel experience to all of our guests which is why we are currently investing in all 19 of the properties in our portfolio. The transformation of the Hotel Indigo and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is an example of the high standards we are aiming for and we hope to replicate this success across all of our hotels.” Mark Tasker, general manager at Hotel Indigo Liverpool, said: “As the Godfather of modern cooking, this relaunch reaffirms Marco Pierre White’s place at the very top of Liverpool’s growing restaurant Website: www.hotelindigoliverpool.co.uk “Our food offering has also expanded with a new lounge menu for those wanting a quick bite, while a revitalised main menu combines some of our most popular dishes with a host of exciting new additions, all reflecting Marco’s passion for classic food done consistently well.” Further investment in the hotel is planned with upgrades to the bedrooms expected to take place in the future. Valor manages the 19 properties in its UK portfolio on behalf of investment vehicles affiliated with MCAP Global Finance Ltd. (“MCAP”), which is a UK subsidiary of New York based investment adviser Marathon Asset Management, LP.