With the Champions League Final taking over nearly every venue in the centre of Liverpool on Saturday 26th May, Arthouse Hotel are offering the perfect alternative for those looking to escape the football.
Instead of sitting through 90 minutes of sport, grab a group of friends and head to Arthouse for an evening of showstopping, sensual entertainment that is sure to get your pulse racing.
We’ve teamed up with a talented all male group who promise to bring something extra special to your evening’s activities.
Million Dollar Men at Arthouse
When: Saturday 26th May
You and the ladies can catch a glimpse of some amazing male talent as they undress to impress, Magic Mike style.
A show that’s really worth a million dollars, our handsome hunks will perform some raunchy routines and provide some truly showstopping entertainment.
Each member has honed his stripping skills and sculpted his body to provide a night of playful pleasure for groups of lovely ladies in Liverpool.
Your eyes will be glued to the stage for the whole evening as you and the girls indulge in an evening of naughtiness. Our perfectly formed all male act are ready and waiting to put on their unique performance in front of you; their live audience.
Expect to see a range of jaw dropping skills, from break dancing, to chair based acrobatics, fire breathing and lots of dancing inspired by the smash hit movie.
Forget the football and begin a special girls night in Liverpool by booking your seat to our magnificent Million Dollar Men Show at Arthouse Hotel.
We’re sure you’ve never seen a show quite like this one. Our muscly male group are ready and waiting to put on their unforgettable act, just for you and the ladies.
The fun doesn’t have to stop after the Million Dollar Men show, this amazing evening of frivolity will be followed by a DJ playing all the best chart toppers from the 90s and 00s.
Enjoy Some Delicious Cocktails
A night out with the girls wouldn’t be complete without a tasty cocktail or two and at Arthouse, we specialise in mixing some of the best tipples in the city.
From signature cocktails, to our take on the traditional classics, our talented team of mixologist will happily shake up your favourite drinks.
Whether you love a tangy margarita, a creamy pina colada, a sweet cosmopolitan or a rich espresso martini, our bar staff have got you covered during your girls night.
The party never has to end at our fabulous Million Dollar Men Show at Arthouse Hotel.
Why Not Make a Night of It?
Avoid all the football crowds and book a stay in Arthouse Hotel with your best girls.
Perfect accommodation for large groups looking for a place to rest their heads, or the perfect party destination so the celebrations never have to stop.
Our movie themed suites sleep up to 10 people, in stunning surroundings that you won’t find anywhere else.
Located in the centre of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district a stay at Arthouse Hotel couldn’t be more perfect.
Call us on 0151 601 8801 to book your place for this unforgettable show and have the ultimate girls night in Liverpool.
Our movie themed rooms at Arthouse Hotel have been designed to remember the iconic superstars of a film generation. From our musicals floor which celebrates wonderful whimsical movies filled with song and dance to our Hitchcock floor decorated and themed around the best thrillers from the legendary director.
Another movie themed floor in Arthouse Hotel pays homage to the artistic iconography of Andy Warhol and one room, in particular, has been themed with one of Warhol’s most celebrated cinematic creations in mind, and perhaps his most scandalous too.
Warhol’s movie, Chelsea Girls, was banned from being screened at the 20th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 1967. As this year’s event gets underway we look at why Warhol’s work didn’t appear as scheduled in the 1967 programme.
Who Was Andy Warhol?
For those of you who are unsure who or what Andy Warhol was, listen up.
Warhol first appeared on the scene in 1949 when he moved to New York and worked as a window dresser, an illustrator and began designing commercial artwork for top-selling fashion magazines Vogue and Glamour.
He continued to work in the fashion press industry using groundbreaking techniques which became well known in the business.
By 1960 Warhol grew dissatisfied with commercial work and began manipulating photo imagery and comic book strips which made his career blossom and established him as a pop art artist. He created his famous Campbell’s Soup Cans in 1961 and went on to create theMarilyn Portrait in 1962.
Andy’s interest in filmmaking didn’t start until 1963 when he purchased his very first camera and began experimenting with artistic short films that were inspired by real life and which shocked and amazed his audiences.
Why Warhol Started Filming
Between that first moment of picking up a camera to the moment he made his last motion picture, Warhol wanted to make moving art in his films.
By portraying real-life experiences in great detail and often adding shock value to them Warhol’s movies made a splash on the underground cinema. In 1965 Warhol officially put down his paintbrush and became a filmmaker instead.
With an entourage of wealthy socialites at his beck and call the Warhol Superstars made up the cast of his earliest movies. Warhol continued to make movies that the trendy public wanted to see and/or star in and by 1966 he had created Chelsea Girls which gained widespread recognition among the most fashionable circles.
The movie was filmed in various locations around New York city but was set and filmed inside the prominent Hotel Chelsea in New York.
The first film of its kind, Chelsea Girls followed the lives of those who lived in the Hotel Chelsea, from models and artists to wealthy socialites and aristocrats. The movie portrayed the carefree, artistic and bohemian lifestyle that was popular at the time among artists, musicians, celebrities and the well to do.
Chelsea Girls: Banned By Cannes
Warhol and his superstars made their way to the 20th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 1967 to watch Chelsea Girls screened in public for the very first time. They had the movie reels stored in their personal luggage because shipping costs at the time were very high at the time and this saved them money.
The way Warhol had shot the movie meant that it needed to be displayed on two screens at once using two different projectors, making it stand apart from other work of the age.
Cannes Film Festival had officially invited the film to be screened and Warhol’s work in the film industry had begun to garner a great deal of attention due to its unique subject matter and his famously artistic flare.
There was a lot of confusion about how to screen Chelsea Girls by Cannes Film Festival organisers, despite being given implicit instructions from the Warhol camp. This, as well as some concerns about the scandal that would follow full frontal male nudity, rumoured to be in the movie and Cannes Film Festival decided to pull the plug.
Despite being part of the official programme, Warhol’s Chelsea Girls became the first ever invited film not to be screened at the 20th Annual Cannes Film Festival 1967.
So Where Was the 1st Official Public Screening of Chelsea Girls?
After taking his unshown work away from the film festival, Warhol and his entourage are rumoured to have arranged the first public screening in a Paris based movie theatre; Cinematheque.
Other accounts state that the movie went straight from Cannes Film Festival to London. Here a gang of 50 people, made up of Warhol Superstars and other notable artists and socialites had gathered to watch Chelsea Girls in a flat on Mount Street belonging to Robert Fraser.
Stash De Rolla, an aristocrat and friend of the Rolling Stones, The Beatles and some of Warhol’s Superstar’s recalls;
“Robert [Fraser] called and asked me to bring Paul’s [McCartney] 16mm sound projector because Chelsea Girls needed two projectors used simultaneously.
So I took it over, arrived at 23 Mount Street and found about fifty or more people crammed in, lying all over the floor, all the Warhol entourage.
We showed the movie and someone complained about the noise and the police came.”
Following this screening interest in Chelsea Girls spread all over the underground cinema world and more and more above ground movie lovers wanted to see the mysterious and artistic production.
There’s No Such Thing As Bad Press
Despite the growing interest, Chelsea Girls was banned in Boston after being shown in May 1967 a police raid resulted in the manager of the Boston Cinema getting a $500 fine and receiving four charges of obscenity.
Warhol loved the attention and relished using the line “banned in Boston” to advertise his masterpiece from then on.
The movie then toured Chicago and Berlin before making it back to New York cinema screens in July 1967. The ad read
“busted in Boston” and “censored in Cannes”
and Chelsea Girls continued to attract large audiences of “normal society”, not the usual cult underground cinema lovers that had previously followed Warhol’s work.
The stars of Chelsea Girls included daughters of wealthy socialites and aristocrats like Brigid Berlin and Mary Wornov. Brigid’s mother was said to be disgusted by her daughter’s appearance in the film and Mary’s mother sued Warhol for allowing her daughter to be filmed without a signed release.
Over time Chelsea Girls became accepted for its cultural statement rather than its value as an actual movie. Those who appeared in the movie were either real-life inhabitants of the Hotel Chelsea or people who had fallen into Warhol’s orbit essentially Chelsea Girls depicted the world in which Warhol lived. Surrounded by admirers and those whom he used as muses fro his work.
The amazing artwork from the movie’s advertising is displayed across the ceiling and the rest of the room oozes the type of glamour and splendour associated with the Hotel Chelsea in New York.
Sleeping up to six guests in comfortable double and single beds and located at the heart of Liverpool’s popular nightlife district, the Chelsea Girls room is perfect for a group of guests looking to enjoy a taste of the chic and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
We are inviting the talented people of Liverpool to join a team of performers who will form the superb singing waiters service at events taking place in Liverpool. Our open auditions are taking place on the 13th May at Arthouse Hotel and we want everyone who believes they have what it takes to sing their hearts out for a chance to be paid for performing.
This American style bar and diner is in one of the busiest areas in town so, if you fit the bill, your talents could be seen and heard by hundreds of people every night you perform.
Simply apply online, adding in any relevant experience you have and telling us as much about yourself as possible then arrive on the day and give it your all.
Your performance will be solo and auditions will take place individually in front of a panel of judges who would like to hear a selection of two or three songs of your choice that you are comfortable singing. If you need a backing track, bring it and it will have to be on a USB or AUX compatible device.
Once you’ve impressed the panel then it’s time to get to know you a better. Our judges will ask a little about your ambitions for the future as well as discuss any professional training you might have and what you can expect to gain whilst working as a singing waiter.
If you have any additional talent such as fire breathing, juggling, acting or acrobatics, let us know and show us what you can do as there isn’t much that won’t impress us.
Signature Living Events
As regular contributors to the entertainment industry in Liverpool, Signature Living host and organise fun and exciting events that take place throughout the year.
Everything from sophisticated afternoon tea services at 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic to our famous themed afternoon teas in The Shankly and Alma de Cuba.
We even hosted a festival in this year, Big Luv Weekender, in our rooftop events venue the Garden of Eden and at Mulholland and Arthouse Hotel we’ve welcomed the Million Dollar Men and regular live music events onto our calendar.
As part of the signing waiter service, you could be expected to work 2-3 times a week depending on what events are taking place and once a team is established, special singing and performing waiter events will become regularly scheduled.
Arthouse Hotel and Mulholland Bar
Located in the centre of Seel Street at the heart of the Ropewalks district, Arthouse Hotel and Mulholland Bar can be found.
Not only do we provide entertainment for Arthouse Hotel guests but Mulholland Bar also attracts a lively crowd of revellers with its quirky Americana theme. Lists of cocktails are whipped up by gifted bar staff named after vintage movie stars, pizzas and movie-themed snacks are served when people get peckish and the bar stays open until late, giving people a place to dance the night away.
If you are successful in at our open auditions we will notify within two weeks and, once hired, you will become an important piece of the events and entertainment team with Signature Living as a Signature Star.
The role as a singing waiter will give you the chance to hone your singing skills and practice performing for an audience, you’ll meet some fabulous people who could become great friends and best of all, you’ll have fun in your work.
So step out from behind that desk and come to our open auditions on the 13th of May to see if you have what it takes to become a singing waiter and a Signature Star.
At Arthouse Hotel we’ve got something special to celebrate, and we’ve got some superb overnight Liverpool hotel offers to help you join us.
This week, 60 years ago, Alfred Hitchcock released one of his most famous movies, Vertigo and for many reasons, this was the movie that made the man. Its complex plot line and amazing camera techniques were leaps and bound s ahead of anything that had ever been seen before and even today watching the movie can leave your head spinning.
Our Vertigo room is just one of the amazing Hitchcock themed suites available to stay in midweek at Arthouse Hotel and here are our special Liverpool hotel offers for you to enjoy during your visit.
Dream and Dine for £99
At the heart of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district, you will find Arthouse Hotel. Surrounded by the cities most exciting and dynamic bars and clubs, Arthouse Hotel lets guests fully immerse themselves in the best part of the city.
Whether you are in town for a romantic meal, a girls or boys night out or a special celebration with your best mate, during a stay at Arthouse Hotel the party is all around you.
Enjoy a luxurious overnight stay in any of the impressive movie-themed hotel rooms and a tasty two-course meal in Alma de Cuba, before heading out onto Seel Street for an unforgettable evening.
This amazing midweek offer is perfect for spoiling yourselves and enjoying a night out on the town without all the crazy weekend crowds.
Beds and Bubbles
Celebrate with us in style midweek and throw yourself a party complete with bubbles and comfy beds all for just £15 per person.
This one-off city centre accommodation offer invites four or more guests to come together for a one of a kind stay in any of our movie-themed hotel rooms and get the party started with a bottle of bubbly on us.
That’s just £70 for four people for an amazing night in Liverpool right at the heart of all the action.
You could take a stroll down Bold Street and enjoy a tasty meal together in any of the popular world food restaurants or wait until the evening truly begins and Samba you way over to Alma de Cuba for a taste of Latin America.
Experience the best bits of Liverpool’s famous nightlife midweek at Arthouse Hotel by using any of these fabulous midweek Liverpool hotel offers.
Ultimate Girls Midweek
No need to wait for the weekend ladies!
At Arthouse Hotel we celebrate all week long and by booking our Ultimate Girls Midweek Liverpool hotel offers you can too.
We’ve got the whole package just ready and waiting to be booked including luxurious overnight accommodation in any of our stunning movie-themed hotel rooms, a two-course meal at Alma de Cuba then you and a chance to get creative with a priavte cocktail masterclass.
Once you’ve finished your yummy handmade cocktails it’s time to paint the town red and then off to bed followed by a delicious breakfast the next day.
Give yourselves a great excuse for a night out together and book the Ultimate Girls Midweek stay for just £99 per person.
Stay in the city’s most popular district and get a taste of what makes Liverpool the number one nightlife destination in the UK from the comfort of Arthouse Hotel.
All our midweek Liverpool hotel offers are subject to availability and prices are based on full occupancy unless stated otherwise.
Hurry and book your stay today by calling 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com for more information.
Spring is in full swing and we’re looking forward to making the most of the lighter nights and warmer weather. Arthouse Hotel is perfectly placed to make the most of some of the amazing nightlife that is on offer in the centre of town and in the buzzing Seel Street area this May in Liverpool.
Make the most of May in Liverpool with a stay at Arthouse Hotel in one of our coveted, movie-themed rooms and have the very best base for exploring the city and making the most of the nightlife right on your doorstep. There’s nowhere quite like Arthouse Hotel in Liverpool.
Star Wars Quiz
When: May 4th + May 5th
Where: Bombed Out Church
International Star Wars Day marks the time of year where aficionados of the franchise come together to say ‘May the force be with you’ and Independent Liverpool are making sure it’s not one to miss out on.
Hosting one of their ever-popular pop-culture themed quiz nights in the iconic church, get your light sabers at the ready to annihilate the competition with your Star Wars galaxy knowledge.
The prizes are amazing too, with the top intergalactic explorers bagging over £100 worth of prizes including a bar tab at Baltic Market, a round of Ghetto Golf and Star Wars merchandise! Even second and third prizes are prizes to be proud of so even if you’re a bit shaky on your Star Wars knowledge, you still have the chance to win some great swag.
Liverpool Tattoo Convention
When: 4th May – 6th May
We know our guests at Arthouse Hotel love their art in any form and the highly-anticipated Tattoo Convention is perfect for those who love permanent body art. Now in their 11th year, the Tattoo Convention brings together more than 250 tattoo artists and alternative fashion stalls with live music, performances and competitions for an all-inclusive experience for everyone.
The atmosphere at the convention is like no other and the incredibly talented artists get booked up well in advance, but there are some that still offer walk-up appointments for those looking for some spontaneous ink!
Vintage Present Duke & The Soulful Gospel
When: 6th May
Where: Alma de Cuba
Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, Alma de Cuba will play host to some of the best house tunes of the past 30 years in a musical extravaganza that promises to get you on your feet and bouncing.
Duke will take to the iconic Alma Altar to provide only the best musical soundtrack to your Sunday night with an incredible Soul Gospel Choir to add some mind-blowing vocals to the mix.
It’s going to be a night to remember this May in Liverpool!
When: 18th May
Not only around Arthouse Hotel and its immediate area, Liverpool LightNight 2018 brings together art and culture from some of Liverpool’s best loved and the city’s lesser known venues. Family friendly, but perfect for everyone, LightNight takes visitors on an adventure across the city on a culture crawl like no other.
Artistic commissions have been popping up all over the city and we can’t wait to see what LightNight has in store for the people of Liverpool this year!
Million Dollar Men
When: 26th May
Where: Arthouse Hotel
Our favourite show ever is back again for an evening that is sure to get tongues wagging. It’ll be raining men at Arthouse Hotel and we are living for the incredible performance that is showcased by the talented dancers.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic Magic Mike film, Million Dollar Men delivers gorgeous men with a snap, crackle, and pop. Each of the sultry dancers has their own special talent which they can’t wait to show you if you attend their show!
Experience the atmosphere of a Vegas show with a backing track of all your favourite 90s and 00s R’n’B, what could be better?
Stay at Arthouse Hotel this May in Liverpool
There is so much going on this May in Liverpool and it’s not too late to book an incredible stay at one of the best hotels in Liverpool.
Arthouse Hotel offers guests a unique stay at affordable prices. Stay in one of the best movie-themed hotels in the country and take advantage of our central location to everything Liverpool has to offer.
Call our friendly reservations team today and book a fantastic stay at Arthouse Hotel.