A city built on industrial routes, the harbour played an integral part in its formation as one of the UK’s major trade routes. Today, after a little bit of a nip-and-tuck it is once again surging to the forefront of design and hospitality, and Malmaison hotels are there, quite literally on the front of it all.
Looking out over the Mersey, the one hundred and thirty seductive rooms with dark block colours and bold shapes are a sensuous haven to crash in after a day of exploring the cultural treasure trove that comprises the city.
Incorporating local produce at every opportunity, the hotel provides multiple dining options. The Brasserie serves generous portions and a decadent menu of oysters, duck and other delicacies, while The Kitchen places you in the centre of the action with only a plate glass wall separating you and the perfectionist chef. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the appropriately named – Boudoir restaurant, the private room seats ten people and is an elegant, Parisian surround with a Moulin Rouge twist.