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An Interview with Melanie Prentice: Our New Guest Relations Director

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel, over the road from The Dixie Dean Hotel, Melanie Prentice says she is “absolutely thrilled, excited and a bit nervous” about her new role as Guest Relations Director. As we start to chat, Melanie is quick to mention how elated she is to meet everyone and “put names to faces”...

The Most Memorable Merseyside Derby Matches Ever

Everton and Liverpool contest yet another Merseyside Derby this weekend in the latest episode of one of the Premier League’s most compulsive dramas. Since 1894, there have been countless memorable moments across 125 years of fierce competition. But what are the best? From Sharp’s screamer to Johnson’s winner via decent debuts and disastrous incidents, here's our pick of the most...

Everton and the 232nd Merseyside Derby

The days when both Merseyside clubs dominated English football seems a lifetime ago, but that will not diminish the occasion at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, nor will either set of supporters be feeling particularly confident. However, Marco Silva’s initial attempt at ending a vicennial winless record at Anfield looks set to deliver an unforgettable encounter. The 2017/18 Anfield encounter saw...

Everton FC: Discover Some Fascinating Goodison Park History

Goodison Park, or The Grand Old Lady as it’s affectionately known, has been the home of the Toffees for more than 120 years. First opened on 24 August 1892, this revered ground was the first major football stadium built in England. From being the first league venue to be visited by a royal monarch, to the revolutionary features such as...

Images of Liverpool’s New Football Quarter Revealed in the MailOnline

The Dixie Dean Hotel has made headline news on a national newspaper website regarding our plans to create the UK’s first Football Quarter. The MailOnline wrote about Signature Living’s proposed ideas for Victoria Street on 20 September, revealing the exciting plans for the street that separates the soon-to-be complete Dixie Dean Hotel and the hugely successful Shankly Hotel to a...

Everton Football Club History | How the Toffees Were Founded

Initially formed as St Domingo FC, the history and origins that surround Everton Football Club are truly fascinating. From how the club were formed, to the journey they took towards securing Goodison Park and the evolution of the kit, there is so much Everton Football Club history to dive into. In their 138 years of existence, Everton have spent only...

Everton Firsts: A Fascinating Look at the Innovative Everton FC

There's a lot more to Everton than the star players that have graced the pitch at Goodison and the shiny trophies in the cabinet, the Toffees have been hugely influential and innovative in the footballing world. From always striving to be the best, to establishing new rules, becoming one of the founder members of the League and being the original...

From Dixie Dean to Daniel Craig: Famous Faces from The Wirral

The 15 mile-long Wirral Peninsula has been the birthplace and home of millions of proud Northerners for thousands of years. But it seems there’s something in the water of the Merseyside borough, with a number of notable names claiming the area as their home. From the iconic footballer Dixie Dean, to world-renowned actor Daniel Craig, the celebrity count of The...

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