Former Hilton General Manager of the Year joins Hard Days Night Liverpool


Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool has appointed a new general manager, just as the hotel marks its 10th year in operation.

The Beatles-inspired boutique, which was acquired by Millennium Hotels and Resorts in 2015, has welcomed Stephen Rycroft as GM, a former Hilton General Manager of the Year with more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality.

New to the Liverpool-based hotel but not to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts brand, Rycroft joins the team from Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley where he was GM.

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He steps into the shoes of former general manager at Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey who left in February 2017 to join Leasowe Castle. He managed the hotel from the day of its launch 2008.

Now Rycroft will be spearheading celebrations and packages centred around the hotel’s 10th anniversary and 10 years since Liverpool was named Capital of Culture.

In addition to this, he will use his experience to rework the menus in Blakes Restaurant to incorporate even more Beatles-inspired dishes and position the restaurant as a destination in its own right.

Furthermore, Rycroft and the Hard Days Night Hotel team will be working closely with The Salvation Army over the next two years in order to raise funds and help establish Strawberry Field as a sustainable centre of employment for young people with learning disabilities offering training, skills and work placements that provide real employment prospects.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Stephen Rycroft said: “I am so pleased to be a part of the team at Hard Days Night Hotel at such an exciting time for the city of Liverpool and the hotel itself. We’re excited to be celebrating a momentous 10 years, and are looking forward to working with The Salvation Army on a project that this close to our hearts and the city of Liverpool.”

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