Liverpool's Titanic-themed hotel welcomes first guests

by Jak Phillips | 14 Apr 2014

One of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings has been brought back to life as a Titanic-themed luxury hotel, with the first two floors opening at the beginning of this month.

Albion House, which was formerly the HQ for the operators of the doomed ocean liner, has undergone a major redevelopment after lying unused for 10 years, reopening as 30 James Street – The Home of the Titanic.

The hotel, which will sleep up to 310 guests once all 11-storeys are completed by mid-September, represents a £7m investment from Signature Living Group which has restored the Liverpool landmark.

The distinctive building, located on The Strand, was bought by husband and wife developers Lawrence and Katie Kenwright who run Signature Living. The developers also have a movie-themed hotel in Liverpool’s Stanley Street and other serviced apartments across the city.

The current building is often heralded as one of Liverpool’s most unique structures, due to its construction from Portland stone and red brick.

The centrepiece of the hotel will be its Carpathia Champagne Bar, which will be the city’s first roof terrace champagne bar, allowing guests to enjoy drinks on one of two 100ft balconies, while taking in views of the Liverpool skyline and the three graces.

“This is by far the most exciting project we have worked on so far and it’s been thrilling to see the building transform from its dilapidated state into the luxury hotel we have now,” said Lawrence Kenwright, director of Signature Living.

“Every single room tells a different part of the building’s history, so every guest will have an experience which is unique to them.”

One of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings has been brought back to life as a Titanic-themed luxury hotel, with the first two floors opening at the beginning of this month. Albion House, which was formerly the HQ for the operators of the doomed ocean liner, has undergone a major redevelopment after lying unused for 10 years, reopening as 30 James Street – The Home of the Titanic. The hotel, which will
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