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Shankly Hotel still on track for a Spring opening

Posted on - 11th February, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Shankly Hotel will open in the former Post Office building Pic: Tony Worrall
The Shankly Hotel will open in the former Post Office building Pic: Tony Worrall

Owners of the Shankly Hotel have said they remain on track to open in April.

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Signature Living are bringing the former Post Office building facing into the Flag Market back into use.

Costing £15million the hotel will have space for 350 guests.

Director of the Shankly, and a descendent of Bill Shankly who the hotel is named after, Christopher ‘William Shankly’ Carline told Blog Preston: “The intention is to do a part opening of some rooms in April.

“The ground floor restaurant with the entire building and its operation being functional by June this year.”

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Owner of Signature Living, Lawrence Kenwright, visited the hotel in late January to see how work was progressing.

Work ongoing inside the Shankly Pic: Lawrence Kenwright/Shankly Hotel
Work ongoing inside the Shankly Pic: Lawrence Kenwright/Shankly Hotel

He tweeted: “Work is underway. Not long to go now.

“It’s a great honour to be working with Chris and the Shankly family on another exciting project.”

The boutique hotel will have 65 rooms, a restaurant, bar and spa and Carline said they’ve already had requests for room bookings, weddings and conferences as far ahead as 2023.

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