Entrepreneur Kate Stewart is behind the £1m conversion of the well-known Sandon pub, in the shadow of the world famous Anfield stadium, into a 115-bed hotel. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool’s new Sandon Hotel, in the shadow of Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium, is just weeks away from opening and has released images from its interior.
Entrepreneur Kate Stewart is behind the £1m conversion of the well-know Sandon pub into a 115-bed hotel which is likely to prove popular with Reds fans visiting the city to watch their team play.
The Sandon already welcomes more than 5,000 customers on every match day with people travelling from elsewhere in the UK and from across Europe. It will continue to provide matchday hospitality in partnership with Liverpool FC.
Ms Stewart has created a place for those visiting to stay and offering them a convenient and comfortable hotel that is packed with signed Reds memorabilia. The extension has created 15 new jobs.
The hotel has been designed with Liverpool FC in mind, with deep red hues dominating the colour scheme. The rooms are home to cosy pods and vary in capacity with the majority sleeping up to six people and others sleeping up to 10 – aimed at those travelling in small or larger groups.
“I’m delighted to see The Sandon Hotel coming together,” said Ms Stewart. “We’re implementing the finishing touches and in just a few weeks it will welcome its first guests meaning that the pub and hotel combined will offer the complete experience.
“The Sandon is loved by Reds fans so it’s only right that we created a place that those travelling from further afield, or fans who want to relax and forget about finding a taxi home, can stay at right in the heart of Anfield.
“I’m also thrilled that the hotel has contributed to the local area. We have used local businesses, locally sourced materials and created jobs. It’s great to be able to give something back to Anfield and the wider Liverpool area.”