Book a Spectacular Spooky Stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween

Follow the yellow brick road to your worst nightmares and have the scariest night of the year with a spooky stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween.

At Arthouse Hotel, it’s clear we love a good movie or two, but what you may not know is we also adore horror films!

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to start planning how you’ll be spending the spookiest night of the year.

From terrifying classics to thrilling murder mysteries, our hotel has a scary movie-themed room to suite every Halloween fan.

Which one will you choose?

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The Horrifying Hitchcock Floor

The perfect hotel for fans of classic horror films, at the Arthouse we have a whole floor dedicated to ‘The Master of Suspense’, Alfred Hitchcock.

From rooms focused around the infamous Suspicion to a stunning tribute to The Birds, you’re sure to have a frightful night.

Choose from eight Hitchcock themed rooms, sleeping between four and six guests, and get ready for an eerie Halloween night.

The Birds

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One of our favourite rooms from the Hitchcock floor is our tribute to The Bird’s.

This dark and decadent room transports its visitors into the mind of one of the greatest filmmakers, with a horrifying mural from the film set on the ceiling.

A critically acclaimed thriller, Hitchcock’s The Bird’s is a suspense-filled masterpiece revolving around a love story between a stunning blonde starlet and a handsome heartthrob, until things take a terrifying turn for the worse.

Adapted from a 1952 short story written by Daphne du Maurier, Hitchcock masterfully plays on the human emotion of fear in this all time classic.

The Birds

Known for his devious methods whilst filming, during the filming of the attic scene he forced the leading actress to work for 5 days in an enclosed space using live birds instead of mechanical.

Even though his methods were almost maniacal, The Birds goes down in history as the greatest thriller/horror movie of all time.

One of Hitchcock’s most gripping horror films, the world of The Birds is the perfect place to spend All Hallows Eve.

Suspicion

Next up is undoubtedly one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best loved psychological thrillers, Suspicion.

A twisted and spooky tale of love and betrayal, this tense film follows the story of Johnnie Aygsgarth and Lina McLaidlaw’s, portrayed by the legendary Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.

Suspicion

When handsome gambler Johnnie crosses paths with shy and bookish Lina, love blossoms and they quickly marry. However, it’s only after their honeymoon that the truth behind Johnnie’s façade begins to unravel and turn dark.

The plot twists and turns as Hitchcock builds the suspense until it is uncovered that Johnnie’s friend, Beaky, has been mysteriously murdered. Lina starts to question everything and has the suspicion that Johnnie is the murderer. Will she be next?

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From its impeccable casting to its chilling musical leitmotif, Suspicion is certainly a timeless masterpiece in cinema and the perfect backdrop to a spooky stay at Arthouse.

With dark and ghostly interiors and blood red bedding, this spine-tingling suite is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

Spellbound

Get enchanted by our mesmerising Spellbound room and come on a spooky journey to discover your psyche.

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most psychological films, Spellbound delves into the mysterious world of psychoanalysis, a technique of bringing unconscious memories and thoughts to the surface as a therapeutic technique and treatment for some mental health issues.

Spellbound

Based on the thriller The House of Dr Edwardes, the predominantly black and white film invites us to Green Manors, a mental hospital in Vermont. Here, we meet Dr Constance Peterson, a cold and emotionless female psychoanalyst, and learn that the current director of the hospital, Dr Murchison, is being forced into retirement after taking a leave of absence for nervous exhaustion. His replacement comes in the form of Dr Anthony Edwardes, a very young and attractive man.

Dr Petersen grows suspicious of the impossibly young director and discovers a mystery that will take all her psychoanalysing skills to solve.

Spellbound

One of the film’s most mysterious scenes is famed surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s conception of the film’s key dream sequence. Hitchcock gave Dali free rein of the sequence, with only minimal plot pointers and the sequence ended up being 20 minutes long. It was eventually cut down to just two minutes, but it is still one of the most unique and unnerving sequences in cinema.

Spellbound is dark, mysterious and artistic, a true icon in the Hitchcock collection. Sleeping up to six people, invite all your Hitchcock aficionados to stay in the luxury Spellbound room in Arthouse Hotel for Halloween.

The Frightful Rocky Horror Show Room

Maybe less of a stereotypical horror film, the Rocky Horror Show room echoes the extravagance and darkness of the iconic movie.

A cult musical, comedy and horror classic, the film tells the story of a newly engaged couple whose car breaks down in a desolate area.

While in search of help, their journey takes an unforgettable turn when they stumble upon the weird and eerie castle of Dr Frank-N-Furter, an alien from planet Transsexual.

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When they enter the castle, they find it is full of strangers dressed in elaborate unearthly costumes and they are catapulted into a scary world of darkness.

The film is famous for having a loyal cult following with midnight showings becoming all the rage, avid fans would dress up as the spooky characters to celebrate their love for this truly unique classic.

Echoing the extravagance of the Rocky Horror Show, our fantastic themed room invites up to six guests to step into a time warp. This suite is perfect for booking group accommodation for Halloween in the city centre with family or friends.

Rocky Horror Show

Featuring deluxe interiors and chesterfield walls, guests can make themselves feel right at home by sinking into one of our cosy, luxury beds or the relaxing double Jacuzzi bath.

If you’re looking for an alternative Halloween, book a stay in our Rocky Horror Show suite and delve into the mad world of Dr Frank-N-Furter.

The Spine-tingling Chicago Suite

The story of two women from the Jazz scene in prohibition-era Chicago, both accused of murder and awaiting trial on the infamous Murderess Row, Chicago is dark and brilliant classic.

Velma Kelly is a nightclub singer, accused of the murder of her cheating husband and sister. Velma is the unrivalled star of the cell block until Roxie Hart is arrested for the murder of her lover, a crime her husband Amos initially took the fall for.

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Both women fight to be represented in court by Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, conjuring up a media circus in the build up to their trials and singing and dancing their way to celebrity criminal status.

With plenty of jail scenes, shadows and murderous women, this film is perfect for celebrating Halloween with a bit of razzle dazzle.

The room sleeps up to six people, you and your friends are sure to fall in love with the black leather interiors and velvet features that take inspiration from the 1975 musical.

Enjoy the comfort of our luxury beds, kitchenette, large screen TV and a relaxing double Jacuzzi bath. You’ll never want to leave.

Chicago

The Eerie Phantom of the Opera Room

Last but certainly not least, is our decadent and mysterious Phantom of the Opera suite.

Based on the French novel Le Fantome de lOpera by Gaston Leroux, the Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a bitter and badly disfigured man, known as the Phantom, who lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House and haunts anyone who enters.

phantom of the opera

He falls in love with the chorus opera singer and to get closer to her begins privately tutoring her. During these lessons he wears a long black cloak and mask to hide his scarred face.

The story was inspired by historical event at the Paris Opera during the 19th century, and the mythical tale of using a former ballet pupil’s skeleton in the 1841 production of Der Freischutz. Due to the story’s popularity, it was adapted into various film and stage adaptations, including the 1925 film.

Phantom

Hauntingly beautiful, the Phantom of the Opera has been deemed the greatest musical phenomenon of all time, offering stunning music and lyrics that has captured the hearts, minds and ears of international audiences.

Our opulent room is a tribute to this amazing story, sleeping up to six people, it features a host of unique features ensuring that Phantom of the Opera at Arthouse is nothing short of magical.

Stay at Arthouse Hotel for Halloween

Arthouse Hotel is close to Liverpool’s city centre and just minutes walk to the vibrant and ever-growing nightlife.

Pay special homage to Hitchcock’s legacy and the impact he left on the cinematic world with an entire floor dedicated to his most iconic films, or go for an alternative Halloween in the weird and wonderful Rocky Horror Show room.

Just a few minutes walk from Liverpool’s thriving nightlife, restaurants and shops, Arthouse is the perfect hotel for Halloween in Liverpool.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay at Liverpool’s best movie theme hotel for Halloween. 

Alternative Christmas Parties at Mulholland Bar & Restaurant

Is the annual office Christmas party the highlight or your working life or do you dread it unconditionally year upon year?

Here at Arthouse Hotel, we know how to throw a party which is why we’ve created the perfect alternative Christmas party for those who are a little fed up of the usual boring celebrations.

Christmas in Arthouse’s on-site bar & restaurant is the perfect setting for festive celebrations with a fun, Seel Street twist. We’re talking about a Christmas themed pizza & hot dog menu, amazing entertainment and prices which will even please the office scrooge.

Join the party from 7pm and enjoy a special visit from naughty Santa who will be sorting the good boys & girls from the bad, a life-size version of our legend Frank! from the festive menu and a special visit from some Christmas elves to really get you in the party spirit.

Our Christmas menu has been carefully designed with Rudolph in mind as well as all of your festive favourites including turkey, cranberry and of course, pigs in blankets.

We specialise in delicious pizza’s but for the Christmas period, the star is Frank! our mouth-wateringly good hot dogs topped with a range of incredibly moreish delights. We’re talking about Frank! with American mustard and sprouts, Frank! with onions and corn and Frank! with brown sauce and red cabbage.

Pizza Arthouse Hotel

Our special Christmas pizzas are another thing to add to your wish list this year as we have the Dirty Santa; turkey breast, chipolata, sliced sprouts, basil and sage & onion stuffing balls, Dead Rudolph; air dried venison with cherry tomato Rudolph noses and This Little Piggy with sliced chipolata & bacon.

With our world-class DJ playing all of the greatest Christmas songs, a range of incredible festive cocktails to get you in the mood and an amazing atmosphere, what more could you want from your office Christmas party?

Christmas parties on Steel Street will never be the same and we’re sure this will be an office party that will go down in history.

Depending on the size of your office party, you can either enjoy the whole of Mulholland to yourself or join other local businesses celebrating Christmas, giving you the perfect opportunity to make some new friends and partake in a dance-off or two, this option is ideal for smaller companies looking to connect and network during the festive period.

Alternative Christmas parties at Mullholland are priced at £29:95 per person which includes your entry, entertainment, a pizza & side per person with three drink tokens to spend at the bar!

We will also be offering Mullholland Dollars which can be purchased at the bar and will save you some much needed Christmas cash, Mullholland dollars are worth $5 and will cost you just £4:50!

Christmas Mulholland

If you’re travelling from afar or simply don’t want the stress of getting home after your Christmas night out then why not stay the night at our spectacular Arthouse Hotel where the party never has to end. With each suite sleeping six guests and having their own unique theme, there is nowhere better to start and end our office Christmas party celebrations. Each suite comes complete with luxury beds for ultimate comfort, double jacuzzi bath and waterfall shower for a stay you’ll never forget.

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We know it’s only September but to ensure you don’t get left behind, book your Christmas celebrations early and save yourself the stress of panic booking in November!

So, if you want to buck the trend for dull and boring office parties then take charge and book Mulholland for a memorable Christmas party in Liverpool.

For more information and details on how to book, call our reservations team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Arthouse What’s on in Liverpool: September Events

We love our city, there’s always something going on and at Arthouse we’ve got the goss on the best events taking place in and around our amazing movie themed hotel so our guests don’t miss a thing. You won’t find a better what’s on in Liverpool guide for September as we have picked out the cream of the crop as far as fun nights out are concerned.

Everything from resurrecting Bingo as a popular activity to nights dedicated to the best old bands and songs of our time. Liverpool is enjoying a month long moment of nostalgia in September and we are glad to help you, our guests, be a part of it.

Magic Mike Nights

When: 2nd, 8th, 16th and 29th

Where: Arthouse

Don’t panic ladies, this September in Liverpool Magic Mike nights are on all month.

Our Magic Mike men will be entertaining the masses from throughout September making any hen night in Liverpool unforgettable.

Be prepared for muscle, music and more muscle as we let our Magic Mike guys loose to strut their stuff and strip for your pleasure.

It’s not all about the bods though ladies as you can also enjoy some of your favourite party songs, a few fun games and a glass of welcome fizzy to get the party going.

Better still this will all be happening in the stylish surroundings of Arthouse’s underground bar and club venue, so once the Magic Mike night event ends you and your group are in the best location to experience more of Liverpool’s dynamic nightlife.

September may be the last month of summer but it’ll still be hot, hot, hot at Arthouse on Magic Mike Night.

Scouse Bingo

When: 15th 

Where: Arthouse

No longer something you associate with your nanna’s unspoken gambling problem, Bingo is making a major comeback.

Mainly because now Bingo is now hosted in amazing city centre bars and clubs where Bingo-ers’ are plied with alcohol then invited to dance their socks off at perfectly placed intervals throughout the game.

We are pleased to announce Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria will be hosting Liverpool’s newest Scouse Bingo sessions overseen by the lovely Scouse Bev, who’ll call out your numbers, buy you a bevvy and keep the evening sprinkled with a heavy dose of superb scouse humour.

There’ll be fun prizes, comedy throughout and a post-Bingo disco to top the night off. Call 0151 305 5101 to book tickets to a brilliant Bingo session with our Bev at Arthouse on September 15th.

Extr-ABBA-Ganza

When: 16th

Where: HUS

We’re all about looking back during September in Liverpool, with a whole host of retro celebrations happening in the city.

One such occasion you should definitely not miss is the Extr-ABBA-Ganza at HUS.

Fans of the Swedish born Super Troupers can enjoy strapping on sky high platforms and glitziest jumpsuit to be in with a chance of winning a fancy dress prize,

There will even be retro themed fondue being served, themed cocktails and of course a chance to unleash your inner Dancing Queen to a back catalogue of ABBA’s perfect pop songs.

So Take a Chance at HUS this September in Liverpool for an ABBA night to remember.

The Total Stone Roses

When: 20th

Where: Circo Sessions

They’ve brought us the whole circus and now Circo has begun hosting Circo Sessions, bringing to us some of the best tribute bands on the scene.

For September their offering up The Total Stone Roses. A group of talented musicians who are covering one of the greatest bands from the nineties and doing it well.

Fans of the Stone Roses make your way to see what can only be described as the next best thing as The Total Stone Roses play your favourite tracks including ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘I wanna be adored’.

The Total Stone Roses are set to gig around the UK for the foreseeable future so make sure you catch them in Liverpool before they go big and start their global tour.

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

When: 21st – 22nd 

Where: Various venues

This September in Liverpool, Psychedelia will be taking over the city.

Liverpool’s psych fest has put our fair city at the forefront of musical and artistic exploration since its inception. The Guardian even declared Liverpool as the psychedelic capital of the world.

If you’ve come to Liverpool to experience everything the city is famous for, you can wrap it all up in one wicked weekend at Liverpool Psych Fest.

Starting the weekend early visit FACT for Psychomania, a screening of a cinematic gem from the seventies featuring undead bikers and their frog gods wreaking havoc on the residents of a leafy suburb, Walton-on-Thames.

The rest of the weekend will be hosted in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, in and amongst the warehouse and kooky outdoor artistic spaces.

Expect strobe lights, art installations, amazing live music and plenty of other mind bending experiences at Liverpool Psych Fest this September in Liverpool.

Black Parade – 00’s Emo Anthems

When: 23rd

Where: Arts Club

Carrying on with the theme of nostalgia this month, Arts Club is looking back to the times when everyone was a little bit moody but that was okay.

Black Parade is quite possibly one of the most angsty tunes from the turn of the century and can fill a dance floor of emo kids in seconds.

If you are part of the generation who used a stick of black eyeliner every few days, shied away from the sun and had at least one other colour in your jet black hair then this is the perfect night out in Liverpool for you this September.

Staying at Arthouse in September

Summer Offers Arthouse Hotel

It’s an exciting month ahead with a lot going on so come and make the most of the last bits of the British summer in style.

Using this what’s on in Liverpool guide you and your friends can be sure of an amazing weekend away, especially when staying in our movie themed hotel with fabulous group hotel rooms each with their own movie motif.

Enjoy a night with the girls in our Grease room or a great lads weekend in a horror themed hotel room on our Alfred Hitchcock floor.

We have a selection of fabulous Liverpool accommodation offers for groups to stay at the heart of the action in Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district, The Ropewalks.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information. See you soon.

Join Us to Celebrate Your A Level Results with This Unmissable Offer

It’s that time of year again. A Level results day is looming and thousands of nervous students are anxiously waiting to find out if their two years of hard work and blood, sweat and tears have paid off.

On Thursday morning, all the little brown envelopes will be collected and opened, and you’ll finally find out those all-important three little letters.

Thankfully, Mulholland at Arthouse Hotel has got you and your mates covered when it comes to celebrating (or commiserating) your results this Thursday.

Mulholland’s Unmissable Offer

a level results

The very special package invites you and three of your closest course mates to Mulholland, Arthouse Hotel’s new bar, to drink and dine with us this Thursday with an exclusive one-off offer.

Book a table for four people and get a bottle of prosecco on us when you order your first four cocktails. Our cocktail menu has undergone an extreme makeover and we’d love to have you try out all the weird and wonderful concoctions our mixologists have brewed up!

If you’re celebrating the traditional student way with pizza and beer, visit us on Seel Street and take full advantage of Mulholland’s unmissable pizza and drink offer. For just £5, treat yourself to a delicious stone baked pizza with a pint, a glass of prosecco or a glass of orange juice (for those who haven’t quite turned 18 before results day!).

Open Mic Thursdays

a level results

As well as amazing A Level results offers, Thursday sees the return of the weekly Open Mic Night in the bar.

Liverpool’s finest will take to the stage to showcase their raw talent and entertain you lovely college leavers, featuring the talented and captivating Dani Pedro.

As a city steeped in music history, Liverpool’s up and coming musicians are some of the best in the world and at Mulholland, you can experience them for free every Thursday.

Life After A Levels

Whether your results were good or not quite what you were expecting, this Thursday marks an important turning point in your life. Your compulsory education is over and now you get to choose the path you want to take in life.

Signature Living and Arthouse Hotel are proud to employ a workforce of over 400 talented people across Liverpool. Now that you’re educated up to your eyeballs and looking for a new challenge, why not take a look at our career site? We have lots of job roles available across the company and across all our amazing sites, from hospitality to marketing to sales, there’s something for everyone and we’d love to have you join the Signature family.

To book your table at one of Seel Street’s best and most exciting bars, call our friendly team on 0151 541 9999 and don’t miss out on celebrating your A Level results the right way.

Our Favourite Leading Ladies of Hollywood

At Arthouse Hotel, some of our favourite rooms are those dedicated to films featuring iconic leading ladies of Hollywood.

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, our hotel is an accolade to some of the best movies from the silver screen and the famous females that starred in these classics.

Whether you love a good sing-a-long with Julie Andrews or revel in the magical mystery of the land of Oz,  Arthouse Hotel is sure to have a room you’ll love.

Here are some of the most celebrated leading ladies from our film themed rooms, which are your favourites?

Julie Andrews

One of the most iconic and loved women of our time, Julie Andrews is an English singer, actor and author.

Famed for her perfect pitch and impressive vocal range, she is most known for her roles in Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Born Julia Elizabeth Wells in October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, her mother Barbara was a professional pianist who was married to a woodwork teacher.

Julie Andrews Leading ladies

Andrews hit fame after starring in Broadway musicals My Fair Lady in 1956, playing Eliza Doolittle, and Camelot in 1960, playing Queen Guinevere.

But it was in 1964 that she made her first film debut as Mary Poppins and shot to stardom. Andrews won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her amazing performance as the beloved governess.

Following this she was snapped up by 20th Century Fox for the film that would crystallise both the fame and the image she had gained with Poppins.

Her performance as Maria Von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music ensured Andrews’ status as one of the few British actors truly to conquer America.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews became both a gay icon, a family favourite and has remained an international treasure.

She was also made a Dame in 1999 and we love her so much, there are two rooms dedicated to her fabulous work!

The Sound of Music Room

Our beautiful Sound of Music room is a stunning tribute to arguably the greatest musical of all time.

Based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp, The Sound of Music changed musicals and movies forever.

This heart-warming story of Maria, who accepts a job to become a governess to a large family and falls in love with the children and their widowed father, captured the nations imagination.

The Sound of Music was the highest-grossing film of 1965 and by 1966 the film became the highest grossing film of all time, surpassing Gone with the Wind and breaking box office records in 29 countries.

Sound of Music

This luxurious room, which offers a large screen TV and a kitchenette, will make you feel like a Hollywood star as you indulge in a relaxing double Jacuzzi bath, providing a truly enjoyable stay at our themed hotel.

You can guarantee the Sound of Music inspired rooms will capture your heart as much as the 1965 musical. Sleeping up to 6 people, it’s the perfect room for anyone who loves Julie Andrews.

Mary Poppins Room

Mary Poppins

Or, if you’re more of a fan of Julie Andrews when she was ‘practically perfect in every way’, book a stay in the magical Mary Poppins suite.

The fantastical tale of Mary Poppins tells the story of one amazing nanny, who transforms family life for George Banks and his children through song, dance and sheer magic.

Marry Poppins Room

Tumble into your very own chalk painted dream and fall in love with this whimsical and wonderful Poppins themed accommodation.

The room sleeps up to 6 people and features unique Poppins murals, a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, you will never want to leave our movie-themed hotel in Liverpool.

Marilyn Monroe

An actress, model and sex symbol of the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was an icon of her time.

Best remembered for her glamour, charm and perhaps the most sensual rendition of ‘happy birthday’ of all time, Monroe starred in numerous blockbuster films.

But behind the camera lens, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just the effervescent actress who played the comic ‘dumb blonde’ characters, she was shy, clever and modest.

A hopeless romantic, Monroe was perpetually in search of love and desperate to start a family of her own, a far cry from the ditsy blonde that lit up the silver screen.

Marilyn Monroe

Born and raised in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage.

She married at the age of just sixteen and began working in a radio plane factory in 1944, as part of the war effort. Whilst there she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modelling career.

She signed a contract with Fox in 1951 and over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business.

By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars, with leading roles in the noir Niagara and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire.

marilyn monroe

In 1955, she starred in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch. Following this she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Some Like It Hot. Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits in 1961.

During her short life, Monroe struggled with anxiety, depression and the fact she was always type cast as a ‘sex symbol’.

Sadly on August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles.

To this day, Monroe has been celebrated for her beauty and talent as an actress and icon.

Marilyn Diptych Room

Instead of celebrating the blonde bombshell’s films, we decided to showcase one of the most iconic and famous portraits of the actress, Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn Diptych’.

Echoing the beauty and sparkle of Marilyn Monroe, this room captures Warhol’s artistic vision, transporting you into the colourful world of pop art.

Completed in 1962, Warhol’s silkscreen painting the Marilyn Diptych is one of his most infamous and influential works.

marilyn diptych

Following Marilyn’s death in 1962, Warhol began a four month artistic journey, creating over twenty silkscreen paintings of the engaging American star.

Warhol’s creation was based on one publicity photograph of Marilyn, taken for the film Niagara in 1953.

Warhol’s vision for the piece was inspired by the themes of death and the cult of celebrity, both of which Marilyn had become renowned for. Alluding to the media whirlwind and her mortality, Warhol created a fusion of these elements using a vivid contrast of colour combined with a fading effect.

Marilyn Monroe

The repetitive image of Marilyn’s face is thought to reflect her incomparable media presence, while the contrast of colours reminds viewers that while Marilyn’s bright and vibrant status may have felt perpetual, her mortality meant that she would always fade away.

Sleeping up to 4 guests without compromising on quality and style, this stylish suite is ideal for those interested in the life of Monroe and the glamour of the 50s and 60s.

Audrey Hepburn

One of Hollywood’s greatest style icons known for her beauty, elegance and grace, Audrey Hepburn was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood.

A philanthropist, humanitarian and talented performer, she was born on 4th May 1929, in Brussels, Belgium and spent most of her childhood moving between Belgium, England and the Netherlands.

She studied ballet from a young age which led to her performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.

audrey hepburn

When she was 22 years old, Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based.

Following this, she shot to stardom for playing the lead role in Roman Holiday in 1953, for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

She went on to star in a number of successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. Hepburn won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role.

audrey hepburn

As her life went on Hepburn appeared in fewer films, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.

My Fair Lady Room

An enchanting blend of comedy, romance and singalong hits, My Fair Lady is a timeless masterpiece that fans continue to adore today.

Visually striking with an infamous score, the revival of the stage production brought the dazzling costumes and colourful sets to the big screen.

my fair lady

It tells the story of a young girl’s transformation from a working-class Cockney to a high society Victorian lady. Eliza Doolittle, played by Hepburn agrees to lessons from phonetics Professor Henry Higgins, who works with Eliza on her speech to improve her job prospects.

However, it doesn’t take long for their budding relationship to escalate into a complicated love triangle. Higgins finds himself besotted with Eliza, but only after she’s been swept off her feet by an aristocratic suitor.

my fair lady

Capturing the spirit of one of the best loved musicals of all time, our My Fair Lady room is truly something special.

Sleeping up to six guests, the My Fair Lady room radiates character and charm reflective of the classic musical. Featuring a luxurious kitchenette, opulent fittings and a flat screen TV, the film’s qualities are certainly reflected in this magical hotel room.

Judy Garland

Renowned for her contralto vocals and youthful glow, Judy Garland was an American singer, actress and vaudevillian.

She attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.

Born as Frances Ethel Gumm in June 1922, Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. Signed by MGM, she made more than two dozen films with them, including nine with Mickey Rooney.

judy garland

However, in 1939, Judy shot immediately to stardom with The Wizard of Oz, in which she portrayed Dorothy, an orphaned girl living on a farm in the dry plains of Kansas who is whisked off to the magical world of Oz on the other side of the rainbow.

Her poignant performance and sweet delivery of her signature song, ‘Over The Rainbow’, earned Judy a special juvenile Oscar statuette on 29 February 1940 for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor.

Following this, she continued to star in successful films including Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948) until she was released from the studio.

Judy went on to make record-breaking concert appearances, a successful recording career, and her own Emmy-nominated television series.

judy garland

In later years, her film appearances became fewer only starring in A Star Is Born (1954) and Judgement at Nuremberg (1961). At 39, she became the youngest and first female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry.

From an early age, Garland struggled with the pressures of adolescent stardom and her self-image which was constantly under the spotlight. Throughout her life, she married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce.

Sadly Judy had a long addiction with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.

Still celebrated today, Judy Garland was one of the greatest actresses with one of the most unique voices of our time.

Wizard of Oz Room

The Wizard of Oz is undoubtedly a timeless classic, notable for its innovative use of technicolor, this amazing film captured imaginations all over the world.

An iconic film in popular culture, it won Oscars for Best Original Song with Over the Rainbow and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart.

judy garland

Our stunning Wizard of Oz room makes the most of the characters that delighted it’s audiences, with an amazing picture of Dorothy and her friends on the ceiling.

Featuring plush champagne interiors, a stylish kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath, the Wizard of Oz suite has everything you’d expect from a room inspired by the magical musical.

wizard of oz

Sleeping up to six people in two luxury doubles and two single beds, this room has been designed with a fabulous adventure in mind and guarantee you’ll never want your Arthouse adventure to end.

If you enjoyed our marvellous round up of the best leading ladies of Hollywood, why not book a stay in our magical movie-themed hotel and be transported back to the golden era of film. 

Get in touch with one of our friendly team today to book a stay worthy of Hollywood. 

Become a Master of Mixology with our Cocktail Masterclass

Have you always fancied yourself as a cocktail connoisseur? Or maybe you just enjoy a tipple or two. At the Arthouse Bar we offer an amazing cocktail masterclass that will have you and your friends mixing up a storm.

Set within the amazing movie-themed hotel bar, this masterclass is a brilliant gift for a birthday celebration, a hen party and many other occasions.

cocktail masterclass

How much: £20pp

This brilliant cocktail masterclass is perfect for learning the tricks of the mixing trade.

You might already be an expert at drinking cocktails, but wouldn’t it be great if you could craft some concoctions of your own? Learn to mix, muddle and mash at our brilliant cocktail masterclass.

During the class our expert bar staff will teach you how to make a variety of cocktails, from the traditional mojito to some of our Signature combinations. By the end you’ll know all there is to know about your favourite tipples.

cocktail masterclass

Each cocktail masterclass includes the following per person;

  • A cocktail upon arrival, prepared by one of our talented bar staff
  • The chance to each make a cocktail of your choice from our menu with the guidance of our trained bar staff
  • A glass of prosecco to enjoy while you learn the art of cocktail making
  • Some shots to use for some fun drinking games

The classes last around 90 minutes each, so there’s plenty of time to shake things up and have a fantastic booze-fuelled evening.

Our Cocktails

At the Arthouse bar we serve a range of creative cocktails that are themed around stars of the silver screen. From Ginger Rodgers to Marilyn Monroe, our inventive medley’s are perfect for any film lover.

Here are some of our famous movie-themed cocktails that you could get the chance to create yourself.

Charlie Chapgin

The larger than life Charlie Chapgin offers the perfect mix of elderflower, lemon, blueberry, apple and G’vine Gin. It is inspired by the great comic actor, filmmaker and composer Charlie Chaplin.

charlie chagpin

Marlon Brandy

This stunning concoction made up of cream, brandy and banana is named after Marlon Brando, it’s sure to get your taste buds tingling.

Marlon Brandy

Liz Taylor Fizz

A great of the silver screen, our delicious Liz Taylor Fizz is a refreshing zesty cocktail that is perfect for a summer’s evening.

Liz Taylor Fizz

Cherry Grant

Dedicated to Hollywood leading man Cary Grant, this wonderful mix of amaretto, coconut rum, overproof rum and cherry is so delicious we can’t get enough of it.

cherry grant

Yellapepperita

For a cocktail that packs a punch, we recommend the Yellapepperita, which is created from tequila, passion fruit, lime and yellow pepper.

yellapeppertina

Try a Movie-Themed Pizza

After all of that cocktail making, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite.

At the Arthouse Pizzeria, we serve some of the most delicious, film-themed pizzas in Liverpool.

Choose from the spicy Some Like it Hot with pepperoni and chilli, or try the West Side Story with half chorizo and roasted peppers and half pastrami. If you’re a vegetarian there’s the Margherita Hayworth or the Casablanca which is topped with artichoke, olive and roast pepper with rocket and harissa.

some like it hot

These tasty pizza’s are the best way to refuel after your cocktail masterclass.

For more information or to book in a cocktail masterclass call our friendly team on 07792109394 and we’ll be happy to help!

A Week Full of Live Music in Liverpool at Arthouse Hotel

We like our live music in Liverpool and right now we are in the middle of the annual festival season so the city will be filled with the sound of music for the foreseeable future.

In between all the amazing Liverpool music festivals come to Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria and enjoy a selection of live music performances taking place throughout the week.

Here’s a run through of the live music in Liverpool you can find at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Tuesday

Jackie Brown - live music in Liverpool

 

Welcome a selection of local and national artists to the stage at the beginning of every week in Arthouse.

These are gifted musicians out to get their names known and their talents heard.

Spice up the start to your week with a visit to Arthouse and enjoy some world class food and drinks accompanied by acoustic sounds of new and unheard music.

Thursday

On two special Thursday’s in the near future Arthouse will be hosting nine piece soul band “Soul Federation”.

Soul federation - live music in Liverpool

source: Soul Federation Facebook

These talented individuals cover tracks from soul and Motown legends like Otis Redding and the Blues Brothers. As well as gifted vocals the band members also come complete with an explosive instrumental backing provided by guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone and piano. The fully rounded package of a Soulistic musical experience at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Dani Pedro - live music in Liverpool

Every other Thursday we introduce to the gathered masses live music in Liverpool provided by a talented local trio;

Dani Pedro – a young local Liverpool lady who has a seductively soulful voice with clout

Jack Hymers – who labels himself as a composer and session player, but is so much more

Eric Sax – we refer to him as a walking enigma with saxophone as that is just what he is

Arthouse bar and pizzeria pizza

As well as these fabulous acts visitors can enjoy delicious pizzas, gourmet hot dogs and two for £6 beers or two for £10 cocktails.

Friday

Thank god it’s Friday because we get to watch Jackie Brown at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Jackie Brown - live music in Liverpool

This is a quality cover band performing funkier versions of those songs that always get you up on the dance floor. Jackie Brown members are made up of gifted musicians from the local area who all love music and performing live music in Liverpool for their audience.

cocktail Arthouse bar and pizzeria

Our resident band will rock your socks off every Friday, so come along with your dancing shoes and be ready to party.

Saturday

Superb Liverpool lads giving live music in Liverpool a good name; The Robert Mather Band play their hearts out every Saturday afternoon at Arthouse putting on unforgettable performances.


No matter what genre of music gets you into the groove they can nail it, pumping out funky soul sounds, retro pop and rock and roll tracks and even the odd offering of RnB.

So if you’ve got a good sense of what makes you groove and an ever playing internal melody The Robert Mather Band is right up your street.

What’s more, when all is said and done you and your friends can stay and enjoy a quality cocktail or head out into the heart of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife district to enjoy the end of the night in style.

Sunday

acoustic Sunday - live music in Liverpool

A Sunday night in Liverpool is just as exciting as a Friday or Saturday.

The clubs and bars open their doors to accommodate the staff from other venues who’ve had to pull the late shifts all weekend.

Therefore on a Sunday night, there’s an amazing atmosphere in the best bars and clubs around Seel Street and Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria certainly contributes towards that.

A man who supplies the best live music in Liverpool, Joel Valentine, takes to the stage on a Sunday night to grace the audience with his own musical talents.

Join us and finish off your weekend in Liverpool in style with a quality acoustic sound track at Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria.

Dazzling Hotel Rooms for Liverpool Pride Accommodation

This year, why not celebrate Liverpool Pride with your whole group of friends at Arthouse Hotel?

With our fabulous group accommodation in Liverpool, you can toast to the weekend ahead or bring the party back with you!

Our spacious hotel rooms offer spacious, dazzling accommodation for Liverpool Pride 2017 and we have the perfect selection of rooms for you.

Liverpool has been recognised as one of the top 100 cities for LGBT people worldwide. With a diverse nightlife scene and an array of cultural

About Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is a truly unique movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, filled with character and charm that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

Arthouse is worlds apart from a corporate, soulless hotel. Infusing creativity into each and every room, Arthouse offers guests the chance to stay in eccentric, spacious rooms designed for the ultimate night in Liverpool.

Wizard of Oz Room

Our stunning Wizard of Oz room is just one of our fabulous spaces, sleeping up to 6 people and equipped with a stylish kitchenette.

Whether you pamper before heading out or dedicate the next morning to some TLC, why not sink into the rejuvenating double Jacuzzi bath with a glass of bubbly in hand?

Step into the wonderful world of Oz, only moments from Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, top nightlife venues and a short walk from Liverpool Pride 2017 events, look no further for Liverpool Pride accommodation.

Marilyn Monroe Room

Capturing the sultry glamour of Marilyn Monroe, this gorgeous room will ensure that you feel like a VIP from start to finish.

Sleeping up to 4 guests, this fantastically spacious room is perfect for enjoying some drinks before you head out or for relaxing the next day.

Strike a pose for your very own ‘Marilyn Moment’ with the stylish backdrop of our Marilyn themed room, perfect for those in search of group accommodation in Liverpool.

You’ll leave Arthouse Hotel with memories to cherish, even if the night before is a little blurry!

Rocky Horror Show Room

Enter the Rocky Horror Show room for a night of extravagance and entertainment.

Embracing the weird and wonderful cult phenomenon, our Rocky Horror Show room sleeps up to 6 guests and is the perfect hideaway for an overnight stay in the city.

Rocky Horror fans are renowned for showcasing self expression and their love for the show through costume. What better room to stay in for Liverpool Pride 2017?

At Arthouse Hotel, we’d love to see you dress to impress and fiercely be yourself! The more vivid and vibrant the better.

We don’t mind clearing up the glitter afterwards!

Liverpool Pride 2017

This year, the theme for Liverpool Pride is ‘International Love’ and there’s an array of unmissable events to get planning for.

The celebrations will see the iconic Pride March take to the streets of Liverpool with musical entertainment from Noughties superstars and Liverpool’s very own Atomic Kitten.

It’s set to be a weekend to remember and we’re expecting lots of guests ready to enjoy the fun.

Make sure you don’t miss out on Liverpool Pride accommodation at Arthouse Hotel by calling our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

 

Arthouse Hotel: What’s On Guide to Liverpool in July

If you are planning on visiting Liverpool in July book your stay at Arthouse Hotel to be close to all the action taking place this month. From awesome movie nights to free city festivals it’s all going on and we have rounded up the best of it right here.

Independents Week

When: 3rd – 9th July

We really support our independent retailers in Liverpool and to start July off there will be a celebration across the city in recognition of the independents of Liverpool and their businesses.

A city-wide event that brings our independent traders the recognition they deserve, residents and visitors alike can make their way to a number of events taking place across the city.

What’s more, participating vendors have come up with great discounts and offers so that everyone can afford to experience the quality of Liverpool’s homegrown businesses. Check them out here.

Just a few minutes’ walk from Arthouse Hotel and our guests can join in the culmination of Independents Week as Bold Street becomes a free festival of food, drink, arts and crafts. A place perfect for getting a true taste of what makes Liverpool such an amazing place to work, live and visit.

Big Lebowski Movie Night

When: 5th July

source; www.nwfilm.org

The hotly anticipated opening of Baltic Market has been and gone and now we can begin to enjoy all the wonderful things we can take home in our baskets and the spectacular events due to be hosted there.

This Wednesday we can look forward to the first of many movie nights in Baltic Market and they’ve picked a true classic cult movie as their opening film.

Fans of The Big Lebowski can join others at Baltic Market drinking white Russians and eating delicious food from the independent vendors, all whilst watching the hit movie on the big screen.

Magic Mike

When: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Back by popular demand, our Magic Mike act has been booked at Arthouse all month long.

That’s right ladies, get your girlies together for a night of muscle mayhem to watch our boys bring the hit movie Magic Mike to life.

Get in on this weekly action and make the most of your visit to Liverpool in July with your friends.

Brazilica

When: 14th – 16th July

source: Brazilica Festival Facebook

Painting the city multi-coloured for three days in July is the Brazilica Festival, the UL’s very first Brazilian festival now in its 10th year.

Join the crowds and shimmy your way across Liverpool to the sounds of samba, enjoy live music from bands and DJ’s who are visiting Liverpool from all over the world.

Brazilica Festival is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears and makes for an amazing city break to Liverpool in July.

LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival)

When: 20th – 23RD July

source: www.aaaliverpool.co.uk

In a city that is known for producing excellent standards of musical talent, Liverpool hosts a staggering number of live music events throughout the year.

None are as highly anticipated as LIMF a superb three-day celebration of amazing music hosted in the beautiful Sefton Park.

In the spirit of Liverpool’s well-known charity and generosity the festival is completely free to attend and this year the line-up packed with bands who started their careers out in the city bars and clubs.

Come along and see the Tea Street Band four lads from Liverpool who have a decidedly unique and alternative sound. Or how’s about She Drew the Gun who’ve just returned from performing on the Park Stage at Glastonbury, this amazingly talented four pieces also hail from the banks of the Mersey and are making waves in the music industry.

LIMF is the perfect place to enjoy fresh new music with a fabulous selection of local Liverpool food and drink vendors making an appearance too.

Make sure you and your friends visit Liverpool in July for one or all of these amazing city events.

Come and see what it is that makes Liverpool the most exciting city in the UK to visit and stay at Arthouse Hotel by calling 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

The Andy Warhol Selfie Worth £7 Million Selling at Sotheby’s

Leading a revolution of artistic discovery in the early sixties, Warhol was ahead of the times when it came to the commerciality of celebrity.

He notably predicted the selfie culture and social media society we live in today with his coined phrase “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”.

If Warhol were around today there is no doubt he would be a shining star of social media, and would certainly own a selfie stick or two.

£7 Million Selfie

£7 million selfie - Andy Warhol

source: The Guardian

Warhol’s first self-portrait, taken in 1963, is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening in London on 28th June.

The piece has remained part of a private collection since the 1980’s and will now go under the hammer expecting to fetch in excess of £7 million.

Warhol’s Image

 

Andy Warhol’s image, his style and attitude, played a huge part in his fame. Attracting the crowds of rich and famous personalities that were forever in his orbit.

Surrounded by drag queens, actors, muses and models, Warhol was never short of a face to paint and often his work depicted the mood of society or his own feelings towards the cultures of the time.

Lisa Minnelli and Andy Warhol

source: www.tmlarts.com

His most famous images are portraits of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Elizabeth Taylor.

But when it came to his own portrait it is said that he struggled with the idea of his mortality and that of others around him and wished to convey his thoughts and feelings through his work.

With Monroe’s portrait, for example, it is understood that the fade from vivid colour to almost nothing was depicting society forgetting her but never her everlasting image.

Marilyn Monroe Warhol

source; www.bbc.co.uk

Andy Warhol’s own prophetic worry about mortality came true when an activist made an attempt on his life.

We Are All Equal

The fact that this £7 million image of Andy Warhol was taken in a “dime store” photo booth has been said to reflect the artists feeling that the human race is equal.

No matter what, certain things will happen to us all.

Be it the big things in life such as birth and death and the smaller things such as having to get your photo taken in a photo booth. This levelling act that almost everyone must take sums up Warhol’s aesthetic in a simple strip of small images.

Andy Warhol selfie

source: www.artselfiemuseum.altervista.org

A great democratiser who believed that we are all the same, Warhol stripped back the glamour of celebrity to reveal it for nothing more than commodity.

Even still Warhol couldn’t get enough of the celebrity lifestyle and his followers, clients and customers loved his approach to creating art.

Like with everything Warhol did, the £7 million selfie is an icon of today’s society. The fact that it was taken nearly 50 years prior to Instagram being launched simply highlights the accuracy of Warhol’s earliest insights.

The Warhol Floor at Arthouse

Come and snap a few selfies of your own in one of the stunning Warhol-themed hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel.

Pucker up in Lips a bright and colourful dedication to one of Warhol’s simplest yet most powerful pieces of art.

Lips room Arthouse

Or if you fancy your “15 minutes of Fame” get them in the room themed around Warhol’s own world-renowned phrase.

Famous for 15 minutes room Arthouse hotel

This fabulous Liverpool hotel floor has been decorated to reflect the wonderfully artistic character and quirky style of Andy Warhol.

Furnished to the high standards expected of a modern hotel room, with some unexpected surprises too.

Book your stay mid-week and take advantage of these amazing hotel offers or simply email info@signatureliving.co.uk or call 0151 601 8801 and arrange your stay today.