The Titanic Hotel Has Opened Where Its Namesake Ship Was Built
More than two years after it was first announced, the Titanic Hotel Belfast has officially opened for business in the shipyard where the ill-fated liner of the same name was conceived and built.
Stationed in the former headquarters of Harland and Wolff, a heavy industrial company specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, the $46 million (£28 million) development welcomed its first guests over the weekend after sitting empty for 30 years.
“Where one of Northern Ireland’s biggest commercial ventures once stood over 100 years ago, now stands a fitting tribute and another fantastic venture to shine a light on what was the largest shipyard in the world,” Titanic Foundation representative Kerrie Sweeney told Belfast Live.
“Titanic Hotel Belfast is a wonderful addition to Titanic Quarter, and even more for the tourist industry here to shout about.”
With 119 rooms over four storeys, a number of maritime features have been preserved or recreated at the hotel: a former drawing room, where the Titanic was designed, has been transformed into a functions space and bar. It’s adorned with tiles from the ship’s swimming pool.
Bookings start at $175 (P109) per night.
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