IT'S what's on the inside that counts. Or so the Liverpool Malmaison was telling people when it had to spend two years hidden behind an unsightly coat of scaffolding. (There was a problem with its 'cladding', apparently. Sounds painful.)
But that's all in the past now – the scaffolding has gone, the builders are drinking strong tea elsewhere, and all is right in the world of the Liverpool Malmaison. It looks a hell of a lot better without the ironwork. It's Manhattan-styled looks caused quite a stir when it was opened back in January 2007 – now it's revealed once more in all its urban-gothic glory.
To celebrate the hotel's resurgence as one of the stars of the waterfront, it's holding a relaunch party on Friday 23 September.
In this competition, we're giving away two tickets for the party plus a double or twin room with breakfast for two. Rooms at the Mal make you want to go on holiday in your home city – they're super slinky and chic with designer lighting, views across the Mersey, huge beds, plasma TV and back-pummelling power showers. Plus toiletries you'll be squirrelling away in your suitcase.
Breakfast is big and hearty and made from locally sourced food whenever possible. The perfect cure if the party went on a little too long the night before.
To enter the competition to win party invites and an overnight stay for two on Friday 23 September, just click the red button below.