Liverpool England L3 1QZ
An established chain of boutique hotels, the Malmaison attracts repeat customers with exclusive locations and made-to-order breakfasts. The chain's Liverpool edition occupies a postmodern stone edifice near the riverfront. The MALBAR pours excellent versions of classic cocktails and varies its menu seasonally. Dry-aged beef holds sway on the grills in the hotel's brasserie. As one might expect for such a hip establishment, the rooms are dimly lit and make use of some fancy electronic gadgetry. There is plenty of shopping to be had just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.