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Something old, something new… plenty to view

With new openings across the UK and some impressive refurbishment projects completed, we hope our housekeeping readers have a spring in their step as they prepare for the coming summer season.

The newly opened The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, an IHG Hotel, offers all the modern ‘must haves’ in a 113-bedroom luxury property alongside more than a nod to a rich history and some panoramic views across the city centre.

Some of the hotel’s bedrooms pay homage to Meccano, the former toy manufacturer which also made Hornby trains and Dinky models in the city, while artworks throughout the property remind guests and staff of local landmarks.

Then there’s the name – halyard is a nautical term for a rope knot and the hotel sits on the site of what were rope-making warehouses 300 years ago. But when it comes to ‘roping in’ the visitors, a 200-seater restaurant is bound to be an attraction, and guests in the seventh-floor suites can enjoy some magnificent views from a rooftop terrace. The opening marked IHG Hotels & Resorts’ introduction of its new Vignette Collection brand to the UK. As part of IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow commitment to care for people, community and the planet, each Vignette Collection hotel has its own ‘A Means For Good’ initiative. The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool has partnered with Mytime, a Liverpool-based charity that provides respite to unpaid carers through leisure, culture, and educational activities.

In Manchester the new-look Marriott Hotel Piccadilly is ready for a splendid summer following a £33 million refurbishment project. Alongside 338 rooms the former Manchester Piccadilly Hotel will offer a bistro-style restaurant, lounge and bar, a gym, and Elemis spa with treatment rooms. A function room can hold up to 270 guests and there are 11 meeting rooms.

Radisson Hotel Group has continued its expansion across the UK and Ireland with the signing of Stanhill Court Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, a country manor hotel located in the heart of Surrey. Stanhill Court boasts 56 spacious, comfortable bedrooms, ranging from classic, superior, family and a junior suite. The junior suite is a popular choice for bridal dressing and honeymoon suites. The hotel’s features include The Amphitheatre, licensed for civil ceremonies.

A new 95-bedroom hotel now open in Renfield Street, Glasgow marks the first venture outside of Ireland for the family-owned hospitality group The Address Collective. The Address Glasgow is the result of the Irish hotel business investing over £9 million in the renovation of a late Victorian six-storey property. It’s also created some 80 jobs. An opulent welcome for guests seeking luxury is promised, with stunning guest rooms and a wellness centre featuring a plunge pool and Himalayan rock salt spa.

The latest Bob W property is close to St Paul’s Cathedral

Bob W, the tech-powered hospitality operator, has launched its sixth London opening with a new aparthotel near St Paul’s Cathedral, spanning across a mid-20th century building on Watling Street and a neo-Georgian building on Groveland Court.

At The Greenway Hotel and Spa on the borders of Cheltenham the team are celebrating completion of a £1.4m refurbishment project at the 16th century manor house. Last year they transformed the 21 bedrooms, this time the focus has been on a new bar and communal areas. A Tudor limestone fireplace in the hotel’s main reception and original oak wall panelling have been given expert attention, while the historic stairwell now features Liberty wallpaper in gold, grey and teal colours. The Austen Room used for small gatherings and private dining and other events may sound historic but now has a motorised wall-mounted ArtTV frame.

Stanhill Court Hotel is now a member of Radisson Individuals

The Store hotel in Oxford is expected to open in May after unexpected delays in the building work at the historic site required rescheduling at the end of last year. But it’s likely to have been worth the wait, with the former Boswells department store site transformed into a 101-bedroom hotel complete with terrace and rooftop bar.

Interior design ranges from art deco to more natural looks, with the aim of depicting the rich history of Oxford, including the city’s ‘dreaming spires’.

The opening of The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool is a stunning addition to the city
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