Lawrence Kenwright, Founder, Signature Living Hotel Group


Like many hospitality businesses, Signature Living has faced huge challenges from Brexit and Covid-19 which brought financial trouble for parts of the hotel chain.

Yet, in the face of the tough challenge, Signature Living’s development work has not ceased and neither has Lawrence Kenwright’s drive to save and grow his business, protect staff and investors.

The hotelier has traded successfully between lockdowns with occupancy levels at all venues exceeding 90%. UK Accommodation Group has now been created, which alongside Lawrence, includes a group of unsecured investors overseeing assets while aiming to rejuvenate Signature Living as a whole.

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The new structure will see Signature Living continue to grow its portfolio while delivering more customer experiences, new jobs, new hotels and residential developments.

Accordingly, Signature Living’s expanded with the launch of Rainhill Hall, St Helens and Dixie Dean, Liverpool, which were both full the week that they were allowed to be open. Further development work is progressing well on a vacant Liverpool office block, and on a third hotel, The Shankly Preston.

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Zoe Monk

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  1. Congrats to Lawrence on this well deserved recognition. He has continued with his efforts to complete the venues that were in progress when the government imposed the national lockdown, and has worked pro-actively with investor groups to find a solution to address the financial challenges that Zoe mentions. I’m sure the “Grand Party Hotel” will deliver that unique bucket list experience which was showcased on the BBC series just as soon as hospitality venues are allowed to re-open !!

  2. The man is an absolute scoundrel. Ahead of the social media curve maybe, but he leaves an ugly trail of deception, dishonesty and delusional failure to deliver in his outspoken wake.. Buyer be very aware…

  3. The whole thing is a blag, the rooms, the hotels, the company accounts all look amazing in a picture, but look ever so slightly closer and everything is falling apart and held together with tape. Can Lawrence ‘save’ it meaning hold it all together for a little bit longer? I’m sure he can, can he hold it all together long term, absolutely not, no one can, the hotels were badly developed in the first instance, badly managed and not maintained and have seven bells smashed out of them by drunk hens/stags every Saturday.

    The model is not sustainable.

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