£28 Million Titanic Hotel
Belfast’s stunning new Titanic Hotel looks set to wow guests when it opens on the 10th September in the heart of Belfast.
Billed as the world’s most authentic Titanic-themed inn, it occupies the former Harland & Wolff headquarters, where the historic vessel was conceived and executed in the early 1900s. Visitors will sit be able to sit below original corniced ceilings, just like the ships’ designers did, and walk on restored parquet floors as they nibble canapés while looking out on the slipway from where the Titanic was launched.
They now decorate the island-style bar that sits at the centre of Drawing Room 2. The same tiles were used in the swimming pool onboard Titanic. There will be 119 rooms on offer, with a nautical theme throughout.
“We look forward to opening the doors on the 10th September so everyone can come to Belfast and experience the uniqueness of Titanic Hotel Belfast for themselves.”
Kerrie Sweeney, CEO Titanic Foundation Ltd, said they have worked closely with the builders “ensuring those small features that tell hugely historical stories are restored and give the local community and visitors from around the world a genuine piece of our shipbuilding history”.
Drawing rooms, where draughtsmen worked into the night to create great ships like Titanic and Olympic, have been transformed into a function room and a bar.
The office where Lord William James Pirrie, or 1st Viscount Pirrie, discussed Harland & Wolff business with the great and the good is now one of several former offices converted for a range of activities from functions to meetings to afternoon tea.
The £28million conversion project is being driven by Harcourt Developments and has been done in partnership with the Titanic Foundation to ensure as much of the building’s heritage is preserved. To ensure authenticity, people who worked in Harland & Wolff have worked with the design team feeding memories of the building into its restoration.
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