A NEW hotel has opened in Liverpool city centre offering “panoramic views” across the city.

The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool has officially opened its doors and welcomed its first guests to the 113-bedroom luxury property.

The hotel includes a 200-seater restaurant, bar and lounge open to all. It will be serving up globally inspired dishes, with a menu that is inspired by the cultural influences of the city. 

The hotel suites on the seventh floor offer a rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the city, including its two cathedrals ─ Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King – The Royal Liver Building, St Luke’s Church and the waterfront. Guests can also enjoy the views when using the hotel gym and meeting room. 

The hotel’s three bedroom types pay homage to Liverpool’s creative character, with rooms giving a playful, nostalgic nod to the Liverpudlian toy manufacturer, Meccano. Artworks reflecting local landmarks and artists adorn its walls, ensuring the Ropewalks’ heritage is front and centre throughout.  

David Daly, General Manager at The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, said: "We take great pride in what we have created at The Halyard, and it brings us immense joy to open our doors to our first guests. With exquisite interior design and unparalleled services, we provide the perfect sanctuary to discover all that the city has in store.

“Our guests can bask in the essence of The Halyard, immersing themselves in the rich maritime history that echoes through this remarkable part of the city." 

With an identity anchored in Liverpool’s maritime heritage, a rope cutting ceremony took place launching The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool which stands on the footprint of former 18th Century rope-making warehouses. 

The hotel’s name ‘Halyard’ is a nautical term for a rope knot, while its industrial interiors reflect elegance inspired by the grandeur of 18th Century mercantile leaders. The beautifully crafted interiors also boast vibrant, colourful flairs reflecting the artists and musicians who gave Liverpool its second wave of global recognition. 

Guests at the opening were given the first chance to indulge in the hotel’s hallmark chocolate treat, a short of Champurrado, a velvety warm chocolate drink, with the option to infuse with a tot of Liverpool Lost Dock Rum as a nod to the daily rations of sailors’ past. 

For decades, Liverpool has imported chocolate into the warehouses surrounding the hotel, and still today 90% of the UK’s cocoa beans arrive through the Port of Liverpool.