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The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool has officially opened its doors and welcomed its very first guests – marking the inaugural UK opening for IHG Hotels & Resorts Vignette Collection, part of IHG’s growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio – now the second largest in the world.

The 133-bedroom luxury property in Ropewalks marked the occasion with a unique rope cutting ceremony led by radio presenter Leanne Campbell and General Manager David Daly.

With an identity anchored in Liverpool’s maritime heritage, the ceremony took place launching The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool which stands on the footprint of former 18th Century rope-making warehouses.

The hotel’s name ‘Halyard’ is a nautical term for a rope knot, while its industrial interiors reflect elegance inspired by the grandeur of 18th Century mercantile leaders. The beautifully crafted interiors also boast vibrant, colourful flairs reflecting the artists and musicians who gave Liverpool its second wave of global recognition.

Guests at the opening were given the first chance to indulge in the hotel’s hallmark chocolate treat, a short of Champurrado, a velvety warm chocolate drink, with the option to infuse with a tot of Liverpool Lost Dock Rum as a nod to the daily rations of sailors’ past.

This Memorable Ritual is one of several distinct characteristics which makes a hotel a true Vignette Collection property by celebrating each hotel’s unique identity. For decades, Liverpool has imported chocolate into the warehouses surrounding the hotel, and still today 90% of the UK’s cocoa beans arrive through the Port of Liverpool**.

The hotel includes a 200-seater restaurant, bar and lounge open to all. It will be serving up globally inspired dishes, with a menu that is inspired by the cultural influences of the city.

The hotel suites on the seventh floor offer a rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the city, including its

two stunning cathedrals ─ Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King – The Royal Liver Building, St Luke’s Church and the waterfront. Guests can also enjoy these incredible views when using the hotel gym and meeting room.

The hotel’s three bedroom types pay homage to Liverpool’s creative character, with rooms giving a playful, nostalgic nod to the Liverpudlian toy manufacturer, Meccano. Artworks reflecting local landmarks and artists adorn its walls, ensuring the Ropewalks’ heritage is front and centre throughout.

David Daly, General Manager at The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, said: “We take great pride in what we have created at The Halyard, and it brings us immense joy to open our doors to our first guests. With exquisite interior design and unparalleled services, we provide the perfect sanctuary to discover all that the city has in store. Our guests can bask in the essence of The Halyard, immersing themselves in the rich maritime history that echoes through this remarkable part of the city.”


As part of IHG’s long-term Journey to Tomorrow commitment to care for people, community and planet, each Vignette Collection hotel has its own ‘A Means For Good’ initiative. United by a shared vision to support the communities in which they operate, each property partners with a local non-profit organisation to spearhead positive contribution to the local ecosystem.

The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, Vignette Collection is proud to announce a partnership with Mytime, a Liverpool-based charity that provides respite to unpaid carers through leisure, culture, and educational activities. Complimentary hospitality experiences donated by The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, Vignette Collection will offer much deserved down time to restore, revive and rejuvenate carers from Merseyside.

IHG Hotels & Resorts unveiled the Vignette Collection brand in August 2021. The first property, Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley, Vignette Collection opened its doors in December that year. Today, there are six properties open around the world and a further 19 hotels in the pipeline. IHG has ambitions to open 100 new Vignette Collection hotels in the next 10 years.

The latest Vignette Collection opening of The Halyard Liverpool follows Convent Square Lisbon and Casa da Companhia in Porto which both opened in 2023. Further afield, other Vignette Collection properties include  Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Th8 Palm Dubai Beach Resort, Yours Truly DC and Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley. There are a further 19 Vignette Collection hotels in the pipeline, including Shanghai Snow World Hotel, Vignette Collection and Verno House Budapest,Vignette Collection which will both also open this year.

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