The Shankly Hotel becomes first Autism Friendly Hotel in Liverpool

We are extremely proud to announce that The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street is Liverpool’s first autism-friendly Hotel.

Signature Living has been working in conjunction with Autism Adventures and Autism Together to help Liverpool to become the first autism-friendly city in the UK.

The staff at The Shankly Hotel and The Bastion Bar & Restaurant will attend special training and awareness programs which will enable the hotel to properly adapt to those with autism and their families.

The training will ensure that The Shankly and The Bastion staff recognise the signs that someone may have autism and will equip them with the ability to handle challenging behaviour.

Autism Adventures was founded by Julie Simpson after she wanted her autistic son Joe to be able to go out in Liverpool and do the things other children can do such as going out for a meal, using public transport, staying in hotels and going shopping.

Signature Living joins the likes of Liverpool One, Merseytravel, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Everton FC as Autism Champions in the city as we join the bid to make Liverpool a better and more accessible city for those with autism and their families.

It is estimated that one in every hundred people or around 700,000 people in the UK have autism but the awareness around the spectrum of autism is particularly low which is why becoming autism-friendly is so important.

The project is backed by Connect to Autism, a Department of Health-funded scheme being rolled out nationally by the Autism Alliance, a network of 18 autism charities. The scheme aims to increase awareness and understanding of autism right across the UK, it is also backed by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

For National Autism Awareness Week and National Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2016) the hashtag #FlagUpAutism is being used to spread the message about autism awareness in the UK.
We are very proud to be working with these great charities and organisations and to be part of such an important initiative.

Signature Living Wins Simply The Guest Award

Nothing comes before our guests here at Signature Living, and we pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service from the moment you enquire with us.
That’s why we’re so pleased to announce that The Shankly Hotel has been awarded the prestigious ‘Simple the Guest’ Award in the Luxury Hotels category from Laterooms.com.

The Shankly Hotel was only opened in August last year so we’re absolutely thrilled to have won this esteemed award after such a short period of time.

The laterooms.com awards are the only awards in the industry which are solely voted for by guest reviews which is a true testament to all of the hotels hard work in the past seven months.

The Shankly Hotel is themed around the footballing and Liverpool legend Bill Shankly and is a joint venture between Signature Living and the Shankly Family.

Each room within The Shankly Hotel is individually designed to the highest standard which ensures guests are blown away the second they walk through the door.

We believe customer satisfaction is key and aim to make each and every guests stay as memorable as possible. These values are at the core of Signature Living and we replicate these standards across all of our hotels and apartments.

Signature Living is currently undergoing an extensive expansion plan which will see us develop even more unique hotels in Liverpool city centre as well as across the rest of the UK and Europe, where we plan on taking the Signature Living brand international.
We’d like to thank all of our guests for your continued support and for voting The Shankly Hotel as the best luxury hotel in the country.

Signature Living to Create 600 Jobs in 2016

Signature Living have announced plans to create 600 jobs in 2016 as part of large expansion plans which will see them expand across the rest of the UK and into Europe.

Last year, The Shankly Hotel, a joint venture between Signature Living and the Shankly family, provided 100 apprentices to the City of Liverpool College students with proved to be highly successful.

Signature Living are dedicated to investing in the youth of Liverpool by providing students with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in specific areas such as hospitality management, accountancy, graphic design, events co-ordination, joinery and web design.

Signature Living will continue to work with the City of Liverpool College to provide jobs in these specific sectors; construction, hospitality, leisure services, digital, design and head office administration.

Students will work across the company’s current portfolio of properties which include 30 James Street, The Shankly Hotel, Signature Living hotel and Signature Living apartments as well as new developments. These new developments include Signature Living Residential, 60 Old Hall Street and The Shankly Hotel which is currently under development for the ultimate Signature Apartments and Eden.

There are also plans for more developments across Merseyside and throughout the rest of the UK and Europe which will be announced in due course.

Lawrence Kenwright, who co-found Signature Living with his wife Katie Kenwright, said; “Signature Living’s recruitment drive is good news for anybody wanting a career with a fast-paced, exciting and growing company.

2016 is about further expanding our operations and establishing ourselves as a major emerging force within the hotel and accommodation sector.

“Our growth means we are in a strong position to offer these new job opportunities.”

He added: “We want to ensure the very best talent is on board and that is why we are building on our fantastic relationship with the City of Liverpool College and will be holding a series of recruitment days.

This year will see us boast 1 million square foot of build space.

Eden, the wedding venue and conference facility situated on the rooftop of the Shankly Hotel, will be ready in spring and Bootle’s Daniel House and our development at 60 Old Hall Street will both be fully operational this year.

We will also be making announcements on further developments very soon.”

The Signature Living company is growing at an exciting pace and providing the local youth with these opportunities is extremely important to them.

There will be a series of recruitment open days later in the year for prospective students.