DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool has partnered with chef, Simon Rimmer, to deliver his first venue in his hometown of Liverpool. Located within the new hotel – which is housed in a Grade II listed building on Dale Street – Simon Rimmer at Layla Brasserie is scheduled to open in late 2013.
The partnership sees Simon involved at every level of Layla Brasserie, including the development of the concept, the team selection, creation of the menu and the values of the restaurant, to create a destination restaurant in the prestigious new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel development. With Simon’s own modern, British menu, complemented by his new range of beers, specifically brewed to go expressly with food, the Layla Brasserie aims to deliver an explosion of the most inspired flavours to Liverpool’s tastebuds.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool is delighted to be working with Simon Rimmer and we welcome such a well loved name on the food scene to our beautiful new hotel,” said David Hughes, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool. “This is a hotel that Liverpool deserves and we therefore wanted to give the city one of the country’s finest chefs to head up its most prestigious destination restaurant, venue and hotel.”
Simon Rimmer, commented:
“We are in the process of hand-picking the most talented and creative chefs in the hospitality industry who will join the team in Liverpool. Thanks to their expertise, my vision for creating something really special and my ambition to be the best independent neighbourhood restaurant in Liverpool is being realised.”
Simon Rimmer will join an already impressive roster of celebrity chefs at DoubleTree by Hilton’s UK hotels. The current portfolio includes The Kailyard by Nick Nairn at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro hotel and The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse at DoubleTree by Hilton Chester and DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol South – Cadbury House properties.
Within Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of full-service brands, DoubleTree by Hilton is fast becoming an upscale brand of choice for travellers in the UK and around the world.