Electrical problems plague Fab Four hotel

If you were planning on making a trip over to the new Hard Day’s Night hotel and soak-in all of those Beatle sights in Liverpool anytime soon, your plans may be halted for a bit.  The hotel is having a few electric(al) set backs, and will have to wait to open until early next year.  While we did not have any immediate plans to go right away, we are planning on making the trek over the great pond, and were hoping to ourselves stay there. 

Hard Days Night Logo

I know it’s a very touristy thing to do, but you have to admit that the hotel does look impressive, and a bit cool.  It’s just a shame that they couldn’t have the grand opening at the time they were invisioning.  We wish all the folks over at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel the best of luck, and we hope that they don’t have too many other setbacks as they prepare to open. 

  • If you haven’t seen the hotel’s official website, I highly recommend checking it out.  I really hope that they make the hotel’s logo into a T-shirt too!

 Here’s what we’ve read. 

The much-anticipated Hard Days Night Hotel will not be opening until February because of problems with electric supplies.

The original launch date for the £18m Beatles themed luxury hotel had been set for last month, but, as the Daily Post revealed earlier in the year, electrical issues put the date in jeopardy.

A new date of February, 2008, was last night confirmed for the North John Street venue and fans from all over the world have clamoured to book rooms on the hotel’s website.

Bill Heckle, member of the hotel’s board and owner of the Cavern, said: “The electrical problems put the project back by six weeks, which took the opening date far too close to Christmas – you do not open a hotel at that time of year.

“So the date was pushed back to the New Year.

“Six weeks cost them three months, but it has meant there is more time to finish the place off and train staff.

“I think the management are planning a series of trial runs in January to make sure it is all perfect.”

In May, it was discovered Scottish Power had run into difficulties supplying electricity to the venue. The power company needed to access cables in nearby Harrington Street.

But this meant digging through new paving and concrete laid as part of the £73m City Centre Movement Strategy and health and safety guidance prolonged the process.

The problem was resolved, but meant the October opening date was unrealistic.

A spokesman for the hotel said: “The February opening makes the most of Capital of Culture year.

“Everybody is so happy with the way the hotel is taking shape.

“The response has been amazing, people from all over the world have booked rooms, including the USA, Japan and all over Europe.

“The global audience is really taking note of this hotel.”

The Grade II-listed hotel will feature 110 rooms and two penthouses – specially designed Lennon & McCartney suites – the Lennon featuring a white grand piano, along with two restaurants, The Brasserie and Blakes.

The interior will feature images inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s cover of the Sergeant Pepper album. Inside the hotel, specially commissioned artwork, created by acclaimed Beatles artist Shannon, will adorn the walls telling the story of the band.

The hotel will also be home to two exclusive bars, Hari’s and Bar Four.

In addition, further facilities include two conference rooms for private entertaining and corporate events, as well as a wedding chapel.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post


One Response

  1. […] new Hard Day’s Night hotel.  Previously, we had reported that they were hit with a bout of electrical problems, and their grand opening was delayed.  It’s nice to hear about new and plush Beatle-themed […]

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