30 James Street prepares to reopen under new operators with furloughed GM back at the helm


30 James Street is preparing to reopen tomorrow under its new operators, with its general manager back from furlough and ready to embrace the hotel’s next chapter.

The Liverpool hotel fell into administration during lockdown as its owners Signature Living fell into financial trouble.

Signature Living put 30 James Street and The Shankly up for sale in May last year with an asking price of £57m.

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In June it was revealed that Legacy Hotels and Resorts took over management of the hotel and welcome furloughed general manager Vicki Hanlon back to the helm.

The 63-bedroom hotel is now planning to start its phased reopening from tomorrow.

Hanlon says: “It’s actually like opening up a brand-new hotel because it now has new operators and it’s very exciting. I foresee a happy future for this hotel under the new ownership. The message is clear – we are still here; we are offering a great service and we are open for business.”

30 James Street is themed around the White Star Line shipping company the original occupiers of the building, which was designed by celebrated Victorian architect Norman Shaw and completed in 1896.

Alongside its bedrooms, the hotel is home to a rooftop terrace bar, a restaurant, events space and spa facilities.

Hanlon adds: “We are re-opening the hotel slowly in phases. The safety of our guests and staff is our key focus. The upstairs restaurant will remain closed initially, but we will be opening the bar on the ground floor. In due course we are looking forward to hosting weddings and civil ceremonies again in our fully licensed facilities.”

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