The Best Disney Conspiracies and Easter Eggs

In the lead up to some big Disney blockbusters being released this year, we took a look back at some of the farfetched fan theories and Disney conspiracies that have hatched over time.

We also took the opportunity to seek out and showcase the allusive Disney and Pixar Easter eggs.

Let’s see if our findings blow your mind, and how many Disney Easter Eggs you’d already spotted.

#1 Who was Ariel’s mum and why isn’t she around?

No, it’s not a case of mermaid abandonment, King Triton once had a Queen and between them, they had seven daughters.

Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, Andrina and Ariel.

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After watching prequels of The Little Mermaid we learn that the Queen was killed by humans, hence King Tritons distaste for them in the original movie.

Upon researching further, people have come to the conclusion that the killer was actually Captain Hook, and that the Queen once lived in Mermaid Lagoon in Neverland.

This, of course, is all based on the fact that there is a redheaded mermaid in Peter Pan, and Ariel and her mum also have red hair.

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Easter Egg: King Triton makes an appearance in the Princess and the Frog Mardi Gras parade.

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#2 Greek Mythology Makes Ariel and Hercules Cousins

If we think about it, it’s not that difficult to believe.

Hercules’ father is Zeus.

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Zeus’ brother is Poseidon.

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Poseidon’s son is Triton and Triton’s daughter is Ariel.

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Making Ariel and Hercules first cousins. Simple really (?)

Easter Egg: Simba’s Evil Uncle Scar makes an appearance in this Greece-based movie, as a pelt which Hercules wears whilst having his portrait painted.

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#3 Speaking of Relatives, Were Elsa, Anna and . . . Tarzan Siblings?

Turns out, according to this popular Disney conspiracy, yes.

Elsa and Anna’s parents supposedly survived the shipwreck and went on to become Tarzan’s mum and dad.

Fans believe the King and Queen of Arendelle made it onto an island after the Queen had a baby boy at sea.

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They built a treehouse out of driftwood and boat parts and, just when life started to look peachy, they were eaten by leopards.

That’s some unlucky streak if you ask us.

#4 But wait there’s more . . .

Here we discover a popular Disney conspiracy with the help of one of those cheeky hidden Easter eggs too.

The theory has it that Jane is actually the granddaughter of Belle and the Beast.

What are we basing this on?

The appearance of the once-enchanted tea set of course, at Jane and her father’s camp in Tarzan.

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#5 More on Belle

We understand that Beauty and the Beast the movie was set in a rural village in France right?

Belle was obviously suffering Wanderlust at some point though, as she can be seen waltzing the streets of old Paree “with her nose stuck in a book” in the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Trés, intriguing hmm?

#6 Andy’s Mom is Evil!

That’s right, as Toy Story 4 gets closer to its UK premier you should all be made aware of the fact that Andy’s mom is the enemy of toys everywhere.

The heart-breaking story of when Jessie’s owner, Emily, cruelly grew up and dumped her in a box takes an unexpected turn when we learn, Emily is Andy’s mom!

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The timeline fits, as Jessie remembers a 70s teenage bedroom, and then there’s Andy’s own cowboy hat which is not like woodies, but more like Jessies.

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The same hat as Emily is seen wearing, only without the white trim, years earlier in the memory.

This Disney/Pixar conspiracy fits like a glove and goes on to explain how Andy has such an old school doll, that has been in the family for years.

Easter Egg: A Buzz Lightyear figure appears on the floor of the dentist’s waiting room in Finding Nemo.

#7 White Rabbits, Drugs and Rock n Roll?

A common theory, even before the Disney movie was created, was that Alice in Wonderland was a metaphor for a drugs experience after taking LSD.

People believed that Alice’s repeated eating and drinking of strange substances, and the whole concept of Wonderland, outlined the authors own drug-induced state whilst writing the novel.

The story was written when the use of opiates was legal after all.

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#8 Aladdin Never Really Happened

Well, of course, we know the story itself is more than likely 100% fictional.

Flying carpets and genies aside, this Disney conspiracy actually suggests that the entire movie was a yarn spun by the clever salesman from the start.

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It’s understood that the little guy is just desperately trying to make a sale and that the whole story was concocted as a clever marketing ploy to sell what is essentially an ordinary lamp!

Well, we bought it.

#9 Snow White’s Stepmother went on to Torment Another “Daughter”

It should come as no surprise, that the Evil Stepmother and Queen from Snow White, would come back and bite someone else in the ass.

Hell-bent on remaining young and beautiful forever Snow White’s Stepmother is said to be no other than Mother Gothel in Tangled.

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There are some striking physical similarities, and both older ladies look identical, give or take a pixel or two.

Then there’s the obvious disdain towards the young and beautiful, as well as the mistreatment of the young girls in their care.

Sold! The Evil Queen is definitely Mother Gothel.

We, the human race are not long for this world!

According to Disney and Pixar, one day our vastly intelligent cars will take over the world, destroy the human race, and take our place as the dominant lifeforms on earth.

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Dark we know but in a kind of i-Robot way, we can sort of see this happening.

To Be King or Not to Be King? That is The Question

Disney had to get his stories from somewhere, but who would believe that the Bard would serve as inspiration for one of the best Disney movies of all time.

Rumour has it, Disney used the Shakespearian masterpiece, Hamlet, to base the plot of the Lion King on.

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Both main characters are princes, there are somewhat shady/murderous uncles in both movies, Simba and Hamlet’s fathers die and reappear as ghosts.

There is a battle to the death with their uncles, although in true Disney spirit Simba doesn’t actually do the murdering himself.

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There are plenty more references to draw upon, but it’s safe to say Disney hedged his bets that one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, would bring only good things to the Lion King story.

Can You Spot These Cleverly Concealed Disney Easter Eggs?

As well as all these fascinating Disney conspiracies, there are also a few more Easter Eggs that we challenge you to hunt out, when enjoying a day of Disney movie watching.

When the Sultan in Aladdin is busy stacking up his tower of tiny toys, keep your eyes peeled for a familiar figure amongst the pile. The Beast can be glimpsed snarling out of one side.

After baby Boo, is safely delivered back into her room at the teary goodbye ending to Monsters Inc. she excitedly shows Sully her toys and one of them is a stuffed version of Nemo.

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An inspiration to young women everywhere, Mulan even appears in Lani’s bedroom, on a poster in Lilo and Stitch and Mulan is also the name of the local Chinese restaurant.

Rapunzel didn’t really have a chance, but she got her happily ever after in the end, despite the cursed spinning wheel from Sleeping Beauty being stored in her tower.

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Perhaps inspired when Mike and Sully were banished to the Himalayas, or maybe he’d popped in on one of the children to make them laugh at some time. Either way there is a wooden carving of Mike Wazowski on Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post (and Sauna) counter in Frozen.

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Another amazing Disney movie film adaption Dumbo has arrived on our screens recently but see if you can spot the bubble blowing pachyderm in Basil the Great Mouse detective as the mice snoop around the London toy store.

See if you can spot Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the audience when King Triton enters the underwater concert room. The three of them are standing there under the sea, no scuba gear and just waiting for the show to start.

And lastly, it seems that even in San Fran Sokyo Hans is a hated and wanted individual as his picture appears in a wanted poster in the police station of Big Hero 6.

Magical Movie Stays at Arthouse Hotel

Whether you are looking forward to seeing the film adaption of Aladdin or the latest instalment of Toy Story, Arthouse Hotel has the greatest Cinema and Stay Offer to book for the whole family.

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Enjoy a wonderful overnight stay in any of our exciting movie-themed rooms, a tasty two-course meal and a screening of the latest release at Liverpool ONE’s Odeon.

All of this for just £149 per family means you can escape to Agrabah or see how Woody and the gang are getting on, during a family-friendly city break at Arthouse Hotel.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email for more details on info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Christmas Nights Out on Seel Street

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time for Christmas nights out, festive feels and getting merry.

If you’re planning a yuletide getaway in Liverpool or just going all out for Christmas nights out, take a look at some of the most festive things to do around the Arthouse Hotel this Christmas season.

Christmas Parties at Mulholland Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy a Christmas night out with a difference this year at Mulholland Singing Waiter Diner. The UK’s first singing waiter diner is the place to be to get you in the festive spirit this December.

Mulholland serves a wide range of diner treats, from indulgent million-dollar milkshakes to cocktails, pizza and hot dogs with a musical themed twist.

Look forward to hearing your favourite musical hits performed in style as our talented waiters serve you and sing at the same time! What better way to celebrate the festive season with your co-workers, friends or family?

Christmas Nights out at Alma de Cuba

There’s no place in Liverpool quite like Alma de Cuba and the festive season is no different. There’s still time for Christmas nights out, so get in touch and get one of the best booths in Liverpool. Pick up to eight of your favourite friends and party into the early hours in an intimate setting.

Or have Christmas dinner with a Cuban twist, the Christmas menu features a delightful choice of Christmas dishes and Latin American delicacies. You can also head to Alma for Christmassy tunes and seasonal sparkle as the DJ and Samba dancers transport you to a whole new world. With stylish cocktails and carnival flair, it’ll be one of your Christmas nights out that you won’t forget in a hurry.

With the former church transformed into a winter wonderland, there’s no other bar and restaurant quite like Alma de Cuba at Christmas!

Festive Bars Along Seel Street

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There’s one thing for sure on Seel Street and that’s that there is no shortage of places to enjoy a festive tipple. The people of Liverpool have well and truly got into the festive spirit, with grottos and seasonal sparkle at every turn.

If you can tear yourself away from Mulholland and Alma de Cuba, Kazimier Gardens is the perfect place to cosy up with a mulled wine. The outdoor venue is twinkly at the best of times but Christmas seems even more magical, wrap up warm to enjoy all the delights the bar has to offer!

If you want to work for your festive rewards this year, try and find Miracle on Seel Street. The secret Liverpool bar is tucked away above Salt Dog Slims and is a Christmas grotto like you’ve never seen before. The adults-only venue will treat drinkers to Eggnog, mulled wine and festive cocktails as well as Christmas themed bar bites.

Stay at Arthouse Hotel on Your Christmas Nights Out

There’s no denying that Christmas is a time for plenty of drinks and good times, don’t spoil your night by having to leave early to get the last train home to try and fight for a taxi.

Go all out this year and book to stay in one of Arthouse Hotel’s amazing movie-themed hotel rooms or the brand new Skyline Suites which offer the very best views of Liverpool city centre.

Choose your favourite musical, favourite Hitchcock horror or indulge in the most decadent hotel suites in Liverpool and make sure the party on Seel Street doesn’t end too soon.

Call us today or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your last minute Christmas hotel room now!

Sunday Night Hotel Offers For FACT’s The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock

What do you have planned for Sunday’s? Laundry, cleaning, visiting the folks for a Sunday roast? At Arthouse Hotel we’ve got just the thing to make those mundane Sunday’s a little more thrilling.

FACT cinema are screening a selection of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie masterpieces and at Arthouse Hotel we have accommodation dedicated to the master of suspense and his best work in film as well as some amazing Sunday night hotel offers.

So, let the laundry pile up, leave the dishes for another day and tell the folks to go the pub for their dinner as you enjoy a thrilling night of suspense, horror and fright with FACT cinema and Arthouse Hotel.

The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock

One of the greatest film directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock will go down in history as “The Master of Suspense”.

The man was a perfectionist when it came to making movies and he had but one desire, to

“always make the audience suffer as much as possible.”

Due to filming restrictions in Hitchcock’s time, the shock factor of gruesome gore and guts couldn’t be shown, he, therefore, had to create the same horror but without the visual aids.

Hitchcock did this by psychological suggestion, he played with the audience’s mind, building suspense so that the watcher’s imagination did the rest. As the man himself said;

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it”.

And this is what he specialised in, the art on anticipation.

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Every Sunday from 8th July – 12th August FACT will be screening some of Hitchcock’s most popular work including Rear Window, Strangers On A Train and the terrifying Psycho as part of their Vintage Sunday specials.

In total, six of Hitchcock’s finest films will be shown at FACT and what’s more many of them are rated PG, so younger audiences can come along to appreciate a time before CGI and impressive special effects were used.

Check out the ease with which Hitchcock captivates his audiences, and also the dark humour he injects into each and every movie he made.

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Quite the character and ever the showman Hitchcock even appeared in many of the movies he created, see if you can spot his brief cameos whilst watching.

Sunday Night Hotel Offers

We have the ideal Sunday night hotel offers that go hand in hand with a night at the movies watching the best of Hitchcock’s thrillers in FACT and better still our stunning hotel is right around the corner from the cinema.

Couples Movie Nights

Why not make a movie date night and pair a screening of Hitchcock’s Vertigo with a stay in the Vertigo room at Arthouse Hotel?

Check out the pioneering camera techniques that really give the viewer the feeling of Scottie’s vertigo.

Try to follow the intricate plot with its dramatic twists and unexpected conclusions then after the movie is finished spend the night in the dizzyingly dazzling Vertigo room.

This spacious suite comes complete with an elegant ensuite bathroom, comfortable double beds and an ideal city centre location to further explore Liverpool’s most vibrant nightlife locations.

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This amazing offer is just £169 per couple and is only one of the other fabulous Sunday night offers we have available at Arthouse Hotel.

Movie Night Get Together

Or instead of date night why not take a group of mates along to watch Hitchcock’s most referenced thriller movie; Psycho.

This is undoubtedly the feather in Hitchcock’s movie-making career cap as viewers watch the journey of Marion, a thief on the path to a new future with stolen cash.

Psycho was released with disclaimers in movie theatres across the world, which read;

“We won’t allow you to cheat yourself. You must see PSYCHO from the very beginning. Therefore, do not expect to be admitted into the theatre after the start of each performance of the picture. We say no one — and we mean no one — not even the manager’s brother, the President of the United States, or the Queen of England (God bless her)!”

Hitchcock believed it was key for viewers to immerse themselves in the scenes he had so painstakingly created. To make the most of their fear and intrigue he insured, from the start that his audiences were fully engaged, only then did he believe true fear could be achieved.

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You’ll need your friends to reassure you no harm will come after being terrified by Hitchcock’s Psycho and the more the merrier as our super Sunday night hotel offers welcome groups of guests to stay the night at Arthouse Hotel.

For example, our All The Single Ladies midweek stay offer is perfect for four friends to enjoy a movie night stay in the Psycho room at Arthouse Hotel, ideal for a fabulous movie night with friends just £59 per person.

Call today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signtureliving.co.uk to check out what other Sunday night hotel offers we have and book to enjoy The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock in style at FACT this summer.

Arthouse Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in May In Liverpool

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

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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

Where: Adelphi

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

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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!

LightNight 2018

When: 18th May

Where: Various

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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

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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.

The Alma de Cuba Breakfast Menu is Perfect for Arthouse Hotel Guests

Arthouse Hotel is right in the centre of Liverpool’s hottest district and close to the famous Ropewalks. If you’re staying with us this weekend, or any weekend soon, we serve breakfast all morning for those who have the privilege of staying in one of our movie-themed rooms. If you fancy something a little different one morning, then just a stone’s throw away is one of the best restaurants in Liverpool, and they’re now serving breakfast! The Alma de Cuba Breakfast menu is the perfect option for Arthouse Hotel guests who want a little something different for their stay in Liverpool.

Served from 8 am to 11 am every morning of the week, Alma de Cuba is one of the best places to go to enjoy breakfast while soaking up an atmosphere like no other.

Alma de Cuba Breakfast Menu

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Being a Cuban and Latin America inspired restaurant, breakfast was never going to be your run of the mill sausage and eggs in the former church. The Alma de Cuba breakfast menu pulls inspiration from around the world to bring you the very best – and tastiest – dishes to get you well and truly set up for the day ahead.

The highlight of the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu is definitely the signature Alma Eggs. Poached eggs and avocado with Cuban spiced hollandaise is an absolute winner, the taste alone is enough to transport you to South America.

Or try the Breakfast Burger, it’s breakfast and a burger, but not as you know it. Pork pate and crisp smoked bacon is beautifully paired with sliced Monterey Jack and fried egg to create a smorgasbord of tastes that astounds and delights.

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If you want to stay traditional, there’s the Alma de Cuba Big Breakfast, with all the components of a traditional breakfast with a fine-dining twist. Confit tomato and toasted cornbread is the piece du résistance of this full English Breakfast. If your taste takes you further north than Cuba, the American Breakfast is something you need to indulge in. American style pancakes with bacon and blueberries, smothered in maple syrup and cooked to perfection.

Come and see us any morning between 8 am and 11 am to browse the full list of tantalising food from the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu.

Breakfast with an Atmosphere

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Alma de Cuba has been hailed as one of the most intriguing places to eat and party in Liverpool and breakfast is no exception!

The day might just be dawning but the fun never stops in the converted church on Seel Street. With a church-cum-carnival vibe throughout the building and enough candles to light even the darkest of souls, there’s no feeling quite like dining in Alma de Cuba.

Our staff are ready and raring from the word go, early mornings don’t register on our radar and our friendly and attentive wait staff are always ready to make your experience of the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu one you’ll never forget.

Minutes Away from Arthouse Hotel

Alma de Cuba is just a few minutes walk from Arthouse Hotel, making it the perfect venue for Arthouse guests looking to mix up their breakfast routine. Simply walk a few steps down Seel Street to enter into Cuban & Latin American breakfast dream at Alma de Cuba.

Our receptionists and reservation team are more than happy to help you book a table at one of the most coveted eating establishments in Liverpool.

Dine on the best breakfast in Liverpool, with the most amazing staff in the most beautiful venue. Call us now on 0151 305 3744 to book your place to enjoy the Alma de Cuba breakfast menu while you stay at Arthouse Hotel.

Celebrate The Grand National in Liverpool with an Afterparty at Arthouse

The biggest weekend in the Scouse calendar is approaching fast and people from all over the North West are beginning to prepare for the best weekend of the year: The Grand National in Liverpool. We know how to throw a party at Signature Living and we wait all year to be able to bring the buzz for the National.

While the day at the races may be filled with excitement and good times, there’s no need to let the party stop once the last race is run! Head back to the city centre for an unforgettable afterparty in the heart of our incredible city.

There’s still time to book an overnight stay or get a seat in the hottest bar in town for Grand National in Liverpool. Look no further than Arthouse Hotel and our unique bar to celebrate your wins or drown your losses after spending a day at Aintree.

Grand National in Liverpool Afterparty

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No one wants to fun to stop on Grand National Day. We look fo5rward to the event all year and when it comes, it’s over far too quick! Make your day last longer by heading back to the centre of town and setting up shop for the night in one of the best bars in Liverpool city centre.

Mulholland, on the ground floor of Arthouse Hotel, is a dreamy mix of Hollywood Glamour and Scouse sensibilities. The bar boasts an extensive range of spirits and tap beers and ciders and with drinks offers that change throughout the seasons, you never know what great deals you’ll get on big name brands and artisan up-and-comers.

If you can tear yourself away from Mulholland’s pull, there’s plenty of other bars in the iconic Seel Street area where you can continue your party until the early hours of the morning. As one of the premier destinations in town for a celebration, Mulholland is the only place you need to be to continue partying after The Grand National in Liverpool.

Stay in Liverpool for The Grand National

Scousers don’t do anything by halves and if you want to do The Grand National in Liverpool in style, then you need to book a stay at an amazing Liverpool hotel.

Arthouse Hotel has been in high demand since the Grand National dates were announced, but there’s still time to secure a room at the coolest hotel in town on the weekend in question.

As the best movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, you can spend a day in style at Aintree before slipping back to an iconic room with luxury furnishings. You can even go all out and stay the entire weekend in one of our luxury suites, with whirlpool or Jacuzzi baths and the most decadent décor.

Book Your Grand National in Liverpool Afterparty Now

We’re all getting very excited about the biggest weekend of the year and we’re sure you are too! Our amazing Mulholland Bar will be open from early afternoon until late in the evening and we’d love for you to join us this Grand National in Liverpool. Just swing by once you’ve finished at Aintree and we’ll make sure you’re well taken care of.

Or if you want to have an all-out weekend, call us now to book a weekend stay before it’s too late! Our helpful reservations staff are on hand to help you out any way they can when it comes to staying in Liverpool on Grand National weekend.

Celebrate Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday at Arthouse Hotel

In 1968, The Beatles changed the face of modern cinema with their psychedelic animated feature film. This year, it’s time for Yellow Submarine’s 50th birthday, and Arthouse Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate the golden anniversary of one of the most iconic films of all time.

Standing the Test of Time

Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday

Yellow Submarine was released at the height of Beatlemania. Following the release of the critically acclaimed, award-winning album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the band made their third appearance on the silver screen with United Artists.

The film takes the audience on an adventure through various intriguing landscapes with plenty of fan favourite songs to add an extra element to the creative and ground-breaking film. Eleanor Rigby, Nowhere Man and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds all make an appearance in the much-loved movie.

The film was a box-office hit and drew massive crowds thanks to the creativity and uniqueness of the animated, soon-to-be classic.

To this day, Yellow Submarine is regarded as one of the most influential and genre-defining films, fusing fun with art for an unforgettable viewing experience. The film was one of the first animations to prove that cartoons aren’t just for kids and can be a great expression of originality and art, with clever wordplay and ‘dimensional illusions’ providing a thought-provoking encounter.

50 Years of Animated Magic

Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday

This decade has been a treasure trove of Beatles anniversaries and the Yellow Submarine is just one of the half-century milestones for the Fab Four.

To celebrate Yellow Submarine’s 50th birthday, a special edition comic book version of the film will be released to help celebrate the important milestone.

With Yellow Submarine effigies across the city of Liverpool, the impact of the cult film is clear to see in The Beatles’ hometown. From the submarine in the docks to the psychedelic Lambana, Liverpool knows how to pay tribute to the incredible film.

Stay in a Themed Room for Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday

Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday

Our immensely popular Yellow Submarine room is the only place for a true Beatles fan to honour a half-century of the trippy but entrancing motion picture.

The Yellow Submarine room has been designed with psychedelic pop culture in mind. Featuring artwork from the film and an underwater feel, it’s like taking a step into Pepperland.

The stunning room sleeps up to four people in luxury beds and decadent furnishings, it’s the best way to take a relaxing journey through Pepperland’s terrains.

After checking in to your Yellow Submarine themed hotel room, discover all Liverpool has to offer for Beatles fans. Head to Penny Lane to see the street that inspired the anthem or set yourself a challenge to find all the Beatles statues in the city.

Don’t forget to have a drink in The Cavern before heading to Arthouse Hotel’s Mulholland Bar. With creative cocktails and an incredible atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to go to toast Yellow Submarine’s 50th Birthday.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay in the city that birthed the greatest musical legends of all time.

What’s On This January at Arthouse Hotel

It’s the dawn of a new year and a new opportunity to start the year off right. Leave behind the stress of Christmas and bounce into 2018 in style at Arthouse Hotel and Mulholland Bar.There’s always plenty going on in Liverpool’s best movie-themed hotel and 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Take a look at what’s on this January at Seel Street’s best venue.

Live Music Every Thursday

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Mulholland Bar was launched last year with a fresh new vibe and stunning décor, pulling in inspiration from the home of the movies: Hollywood.

With fantastic food as a given, there’s only one piece left of the puzzle to make it a perfect venue – live music.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Every Thursday from 9 pm, some of Liverpool’s most talented up and coming musicians will take to the stage to wow all who step foot through the door.

Pair this with plenty of drinks deals, signature cocktails and devilish spirits and your Thursday nights in January are set to be a winner.

Movie Star Magic in Partnership with Alma de Cuba

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As part of our exclusive January offers, you can now enjoy a specially created package that includes an overnight stay in the unique Arthouse Hotel as well as a delicious meal at the highly-coveted Alma de Cuba.

Stay the night in one of Arthouse Hotel’s movie-themed rooms, choose from a memorable musical, spooky horror or time-tested classic and enjoy luxury surroundings with an edgy twist. You can even expect a bottle of prosecco in your room on arrival!

After checking in and being stunned by your suite, get your glad rags on and head to Alma de Cuba, which is just minutes walk away from the hotel. Indulge in a Caribbean inspired menu within the walls of the former church and marvel and the stained glass windows and breath-taking altar.

Treat Yourself to a Suite Like No Other

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As well as incredible movie-themed rooms, Arthouse Hotel is also home to the most stunning suite in the whole of Liverpool.

The Skyline Suites are situated on a high floor, giving the perfect opportunity for incredible views across Liverpool from the private balcony.

In addition to the most luxurious balcony in Ropewalks, the suites have been kitted out in decadent décor that is sure to make you swoon. The dazzling party rooms are the most perfect place for making sure your new year is started the right way.

Enjoy What’s On This January at Arthouse Hotel

January may have a reputation for being a miserable month, but it doesn’t have to be!

There’s so much to be grateful for and take advantage of in the new year, don’t let the January blues get you down. Indulge in a cheeky night out and let loose to really banish the post-Christmas slump.

Call our friendly and helpful team on 0151 541 9999 to organise a fun-filled night out, overnight stay or both!

How to Throw a Haunted House Party Alfred Hitchcock Style

Book a stay on the Alfred Hitchcock floor at Arthouse Hotel and have a scream this Halloween in Liverpool with all your friends.

Halloween is just around the corner so we’ve taken a look at how the master of macabre, Alfred Hitchcock, chose to celebrate his love of horror and haunting. The bash he threw for the Warner Brother top brass in March 1956 showed that Halloween must have surely been his favourite time of year.

7 East 80th Street haunted house party

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Our Hitchcock movie-themed hotel rooms are dedicated to the great director and his work, to help our guests celebrate all things spooky in style.

Check out this amazing account of the spookiest party in town during 1956 at Alfred’s own horrifying New York Haunted House Party.

The perfect party location

In true Hitchcock fashion, it was all about location, location, location when it came to planning his grand New York Haunted House Party.

Hitchcock Haunted House Party search

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He sent out his team, Young and Rubicam, to track down a Hitchcock appropriate venue to host his hotly anticipated house party.

  • The stipulation was that the venue should;
  • Be able to cater to a number of VIP guests
  • Have a glamorous yet chilling interior
  • And most importantly have its very own supernatural presence

The task at hand seemed daunting at first when the team first attempts to secure out a genuine haunted house in New York.

The Wine Cellars of Brooklyn Bridge

They came up trumps with Hitchcock’s first two criteria but were stumped time and time again when it came to finding a real live haunted house.

Luckily a tip came in that the wine cellars under the Brooklyn Bridge ticked all the boxes on Hitchcock’s list.

Together Young and Rubicam and an excited Mr Hitchcock took a tour of the cellars and discovered, at last, the ideal space in which to host Hitchcock’s epic Halloween bash.

Brooklyn Bridge Wine Cellars

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The walls were dripping, dank and dark and even the whispers of the team members echoed around the cavernous space creating ghostly whispers.

Sadly a Hitch presented itself.

There was no plumbing throughout the cellars and Hitchcock’s most distinguished guests could not expect to go without washrooms for the entire shindig. Prices for temporary fixtures were assembled totalling $800.

The wine cellars were a no go and the search continued.

The Old Merchants House

The people of New York all began to get involved in the search and tips kept rolling in about supposedly haunted buildings that were ideal for Hitchcock’s house of horrors.

The Old Merchant House was scouted as another possible venue. The perfectly preserved period home was ideally spooky and was rumoured to have ghosts of its very own.

The Old Merchant House

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Those who inherited The Old Merchant House told stories of ghostly happenings. Convinced that nine members of the Treadwell family who lived and died on the property continued to haunt it they opened the home up as a museum.

Hitchcock, upon visiting the house was overjoyed with the preservation of the home and believed it would make a smashing venue for his VIP haunted house party.

The Old Merchant House 2

source: landmarkinteriorsAgain, it was not to be as the kin of the Treadwell family could not consider a party being held inside their historical landmark giving Hitchcock and his team a blunt no when the idea was suggested.

The search went on.

Today The Old Merchant House is still perfectly preserved and receives regular visitors with a keen interest in the history of the home and its haunting past.

Last resorts

Taking matters into his own hand Hitchcock reached out to the American Psychic Research Society who responded that New York had become too modern a city to host any sort of supernatural spirit.

Hitchcock then placed an advert in The Times real estate section asking for people to call in with any ideas. Young and Rubicam were bombarded with over 100 telephone calls a day but none of the leads could conjure evidence or even stories of ghostly presences in their proposed properties.

Hitchcock's The Times Real Estate Ad

source: Reddit

There were suggestions of homes in Jackson Heights with real graves in the garden, a place in Englewood for sale with reports of a poltergeist but Hitchcock preferred to stay in the city centre.

On Staten Island, there was an agent trying to rent his property to Hitchcock for $5000 because it had nightly spiritual torments which gave Hitchcock chills but not because of the ghosts.

The Winning Location

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source: LIFE

After his short but exhaustive search for the most haunted house in New York Hitchcock and his team settled on the towering townhouse on 7 East 80TH Street.

The abandoned cobweb-laden mansion was sans spirits but Hitchcock’s patience was spent and he settled for a venue that looked haunted but wasn’t.

7 East 80th Street stairs

source: LIFE

This was no problem for the master of suspense and horror as he and his crew set to work stirring up the dusty corners of the extensive property and adding some eerie extra touches here and there.

Hitchcock placed coffin shaped bars around the home, and well placed hidden speakers provided spooky moans and groans of fictional ghoulies throughout the building.

7 East 80th Street house party host

source: LIFE

Using the ancient furnishings to his benefit Hitchcock accentuated the decay of century-old paintings, elaborate antique chandeliers and thick dusty drapes. The perfect mood lighting was installed and Hitchcock’s haunted house party was finally taking shape.

The Monstrous Menu

A stickler for the finer details Hitchcock ensured that if he couldn’t frighten his guests with real ghosts he would try instead with his party menu.

Inside the carefully crafted Tombstone Shaped invitations guests received a copy of this cleverly conceived menu of the macabre;

Carte de Morte

Aperitifs

Morbid Morgue Mussels, Suicide Suzettes avec Crepe, Consommé de Cobra, Vicious-Soisse

Entree

Home-Fried Homicide, Ragout of Reptile, Charcoal-broiled Same-Witch Legs, Corpse Croquettes, Barbecued Banshee au Gratin, Opium Omelette en Brochette, Stuffed Stiffs with Hard Sauce, Gibbeted Giblets, Monster Thermidor, Tormented Tortillas, Ghoulish Goulash, Blind Bats en casserole

Dessert

Fromage d’Abbatoir, Python Pudding, Morphine Meringue Glace, Fresh cut Lady Fingers (in season)

The Liqueurs

 Bloody Marys, Anisette d’Arsenic, Hennessy’s Heroin, Dead Grand-dad, Formaldehyde Frappe

Guests came dressed to impress in all manners of upper-class attire, and photos show that the drinks were flowing as the spookfest played out.

7 East 80th Street Party cake - LIFE

source: LIFE

On top of all the extravagant food, there was also a detailed party cake made to resemble a church and graveyard, complete with inedible cobwebs draped across so that it almost looked a part of the house.

Not to leave things to chance Hitchcock utilised his movie know how to give his guests an extra fright in the night.

7 East 80th Street man in bed

source: LIFE

One of his cheeky tricks included a decrepit old man left in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Clever makeup and special effects made this character seem like he could have been left to pass away in the house and forgotten.

This was not the only haunting house party Hitchcock threw during his years as master of suspense. Other notorious party rumours circulate about the director hosting events in LA where guests were handed shovels and asked to exhume several buried skulls bureid around the property garden.

Hitchcock and Shovel

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If we could attend any Halloween party we think Hitchcock’s soirées might have been the most terrifying ones of all time.

Staying with Arthouse Hotel on the Hitchcock floor

We know that any party might pale in comparison to Hitchcock’s fright fests but there are plenty of spooky happenings going on during Halloween in Liverpool 2017.

Hitchcock Arthouse Hotel room

Book to stay in one of our Hitchcock hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel this Halloween and prepare to be dazzled by the décor and enticed by the exquisite ensuite bathrooms.

Arthouse Hotel is right in the middle of all the best Halloween action taking place in Liverpool. Make sure you get yourselves booked into one of our Hitchcock themed suites or our other movie-themed hotel rooms and have yourself a scream this Halloween.

Call 0151 601 8801, email info@sigantureliving.co.uk or check out some of our best accommodation offers here and book direct.

Amazing Autumn Offers from Arthouse Hotel

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are beginning to fall. It can only mean one thing – Autumn is here!

While some may mourn the end of summer, others will revel in the cooler temperature and all the beauty that autumn brings.

At Arthouse Hotel, we don’t think that the dark nights are any reason to rein in the fun! That’s why we’ve crafted some specially tailored packages that are just perfect for ringing in the twilight months of the year.

Take a look at some of the exclusive offers, available for a limited time only!

Play All Night Long

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Being based on Seel Street, Arthouse Hotel is perfect for having a right old time in the heart of Liverpool’s thriving nightlife.

Our Autumn Stay & Play offer is only £49 per person and gives you and three (or more!) of your friends an incredible experience in the best movie-themed hotel in the city.

You’ll be treated to an overnight stay in one of our unique and luxurious suites, all of which draw inspiration from iconic films from over the years.

Once you’ve made your choice of incredible themed rooms, your arrival will begin with prosecco or beers in your room. We know you’ll want to get the party started straight away, so pour yourself a glass as you explore the whirlpool bath and stylish design.

After an unforgettable night enjoying Liverpool’s incredible choice of restaurants, bars and clubs and after you’ve had the best night’s sleep of your life in a luxury double bed, head to Mulholland Bar on the ground floor of the hotel for a delicious breakfast.

Dine Away at Arthouse and Alma de Cuba

autumn offers

If you want to go for ultimate indulgence as the days go shorter, treat yourself and one lucky friend/partner/family member to our Stay and Dine Autumn Offers.

As well as an overnight stay in a luxury room with jacuzzi bath, you’ll also be able to get an exclusive reservation at Liverpool dining icon, Alma de Cuba.

Located just minutes walk away from Arthouse Hotel, the Caribbean and Latin-inspired restaurant caters to your every need for a deliciously unforgettable two-course meal.

Choose from spicy classics and innovative meals, all while supping from carefully crafted cocktails, whipped up by our talented mixologists.

After a great night at Alma, relax in your luxurious room and head to Mulholland Bar for a tasty breakfast – all included in the price of £129 per couple!

Unforgettable Rooms at Arthouse Hotel

autumn offers

If you haven’t heard about the movie-themed rooms at Arthouse Hotel – where have you been hiding?!

Each room draws inspiration from iconic films from the past century. From musical classics like Sound of Music and Grease to an entire floor dedicated to the works of Alfred Hitchcock, there is a room for every type of film fanatic at Arthouse Hotel.

autumn offers

While underappreciated as a filmmaker, we recognise the great work of Andy Warhol in a series of suites dedicated to his films and work. If you’re an artist at heart, why not stay in our Chelsea Girls suite or venture into pop art territory with Marilyn Monroe.

Browse our full range of rooms here and make sure you get in touch as soon as possible to take full advantage of our limited time only Autumn Offers.

Call us on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to secure your package this autumn.