A Liverpool hotel named after and inspired by Bill Shankly, the legendary football player and manager, is set for fly-on-the-wall treatment as the star of a new BBC documentary series.
A Very Northern Hotel will allow viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the inner workings of the 83-room Shankly Hotel in what the head of production company, Spun Gold, promises to be a “warm, funny” programme that “provides a unique snapshot of modern Britain”.
Filmmakers are to pace up and down the corridors of the hotel, which opened in 2015, to reveal a diversity of guests that regularly span couples on romantic breaks to family getaways. People are drawn by the “central location, laidback vibe and spacious rooms”, says Telegraph Travel writer Chris Moss – and thankfully it’s not over-the-top with football memorabilia (it is co-owned by Shankly’s grandson).
The party apartments on the top floor are unique in the city, and will no doubt gave producers an interesting insight into the hotel’s younger customers. The individually themed communal spaces are designed for groups of fun-loving friends, sleeping up to 24, and offer access to dancefloors, bars, hot tubs and a swimming pool.