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Shankly Hotel sets a new opening date for Old Post Office conversion

Posted on - 8th June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Night time shot of what will be the Shankly Hotel
Night time shot of what will be the Shankly Hotel

What’s due to become Preston’s newest hotel opened its doors to the great and the good of the city for a sneak peek.

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The Shankly Hotel, being created within the Old Post Office on the Flag Market, held an open evening for those interested.

A new opening date has been set for the boutique hotel which is to be part of the Signature Living chain.

Director Lawrence Kenwright and Chris Shankly Carline, the grandson of Bill Shankly, gave tours of the building.

Read more: Pictures show inside the Old Post Office

They stated the opening date is now set for April 2019.

How the Old Post Office looks in part at the moment Pic: Leona Mae Marsh
How the Old Post Office looks in part at the moment Pic: Leona Mae Marsh

Restoring the building and converting it to be a hotel is due to cost around £15million and once finished there will be room for 350 guests.

A large restaurant is being created with seating for 160 diners.

Read more: New name for hotel in the Old Post Office

Around 40 people were taken for a look around parts of the building which is also due to have an event space on the top floor, a roof terrace and a spa in the basement.

Additional reporting by Leona Mae Marsh

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