Lawrence Kenwright co-founded Signature Living just over 10 years ago with his wife Katie, starting with one apartment on Victoria Street in Liverpool.
Now they operate five hotels across the north west, alongside a booming property portfolio, boasting an average occupancy in the high 90s throughout the year across the complete group. Kenwright has become known for his bold and innovative new launches, partnerships and ideas, and his entrepreneurial spirit is a key driving force for the growth of the brand today.
Signature Living operates 30 James Street, The Shankly, The Exchange Hotel Cardiff, The Arthouse, Signature Living Hotel, and employs 840 staff. Each property has become a ‘landmark’ destination in its own right, with The Shankly breaking the mould for group travel in the UK when it first opened in 2015.
Throughout 2018/2019 there are seven hotel projects under construction across the UK including the second phase of The Exchange Hotel Cardiff, the football-themed Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool, the new Shankly Hotel Preston and Loyolla Hall in St Helens.
Signature Living is also investing £80M into Northern Ireland with the opening of three major hotels in Belfast.
The George Best hotel — which has been built in tribute to the late great Manchester United Footballer – will open in the summer and the Signature Living Wareing Hotel in Belfast will open later this year.
The development of the former Crumlin Road jail and court house into the £15M Crum Hotel – which presided over all of the terrorist court trials in the province — will also open next year.
Properties: Five hotels
Portfolio: 30 James Street, The Shankly, The Exchange Hotel Cardiff, The Arthouse, Signature Living Hotel