Hilton Hotel Liverpool One

Hilton Hotel Liverpool One is one of Liverpool’s best conference and event hotels. As a Liverpool AV Hire company we share our thoughts on Hilton Hotel Liverpool One. 


The Grace Suite

We’ve been involved in all types of events in The Grace Suite including: 

  • Conferences
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Gala Dinners 
  • Fashion Shows

The Grace Suite Capacity

The quoted capacity of The Grace suite is indicated below but it’s always worth remembering that your final staging design could affect the final capacity so you will want to liaise closely with the venue and ask the advice of your AV supplier.

  • Theatre: 450
  • Banquet: 250
  • Reception: 450
  • Cabaret: 200

The Grace Suite Room Layouts

It’s also worth noting that The Grace Suite can be divided into three smaller rooms if required and it's possible to design the staging and AV for your conference so that can be used for an event in the whole of The Grace Suite for plenary sessions then seamlessly divided into three smaller systems when the partitions are closed for breakout sessions or workshops. This could help you to keep room hire charges to a minimum as there is no need to rent separate rooms for breakout and workshop sessions. 

The Grace Suite lends itself to layouts where the stage is set up on either the long or short walls an it's usually down to personal preference. For events where custom stage designs and complex presentations are not so important we often suggest putting the stage on the long wall (in front of the windows) as this creates a more intimate atmosphere. For conferences or more formal events (especially medical conferences where data and diagrams are vital), we often suggest putting the stage on the short wall opposite the main entrance doors. 

Local Knowledge

  • There are excellent rigging points in The Grace Suite meaning lighting, projectors, screens, drapes and theming can be suspended from the ceiling creating a neat look and maximising the available floor space. 
  • There's plenty of power including three phase throughout the room meaning your options for lighting and AV are not limited by power. 
  • The Grace Suite features three built in projection screens and a sound system suitable for smaller events. 

Recommendations

  • The Grace Suite is difficult to access through the loading bay (multiple lifts and lots of corridors) especially if you are brining in large items such as stage sets. If you have large items to bring in then you will need to pre-arrange a time to load in through the front entrance of the back fire exit with the hotel events team.
  • There is open air parking opposite the hotel at The Albert Dock (suitable for small vans) whilst parking for trucks and larger vans can be arranged with ACC Liverpool. 

Registration / Reception

Outside The Grace Suite (on the first floor) there’s an area that can be used for conference registration, coffee break or a drinks reception and has a built in bar.


Meeting Rooms / Breakout Spaces at Hilton Liverpool

If you would prefer to keep the Grace Suite s a whole then you could consider hiring one of the eight adjacent meeting rooms that can cater for up to 96 delegates in a theatre configuration. These rooms are also available to hire on their own for smaller meetings and even private dining.

When the schedule in The Grace Suite includes celebrity speakers or performers, the meeting rooms make fantastic green rooms / dressing rooms as they are so close to The Grace Suite. 


Built in Audio Visual (AV) Equipment at Hilton Liverpool

There is adequate built in AV equipment  for most small events at Hilton Liverpool. The hotel can supply plasma screens in the breakout rooms and there are three large projection screens built into The Grace Suite. If you are just looking for background music then the sound system that is built into The Grace Suite is often sufficient.

However, for larger events or where there are speeches, presentations or performers you will want to contract an external audio visual supplier to provide a suitable sound system. 

For conferences and events with more complex requirements or where custom stage sets, lighting, branding, slides, videos or cameras are involved you will almost certainly want to get quotes from local audio visual companies


Example Events at Hilton Liverpool

Included below is a sample of the events that Stagetex has produced at Hilton Liverpool. For more information about how we can support you with your next event, get in touch with our Liverpool AV Hire office on 0151 329 2220 or email us

Winter Wonderland Theme Gala Dinner

Room: The Grace Suite (1+2+3 combined)

External Production Brought In: Sound, Lighting, AV, Staging, Theming

Lighting for a Winter Wonderland Theme at Hilton Liverpool

 

Conference

Room: Grace 1 + 2 (two of the three sections of The Grace Suite

External Production Brought In: Sound, Lighting, AV, Conference Set, Conference Production Management

Themed Conference Stage Set and Audio Visual at Hilton Liverpool

 

Charity Ball

Room: The Grace Suite (1+2+3 combined)

External Production Brought In: Event Production Management, Sound, Lighting, AV, Projection Mapped Stage Set, Staging, Theming

Audio Visual, Lighting, Staging and Projection for a Charity Gala Dinner at Hilton Liverpool