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.[related_articles]49124[/related_articles]
“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.
How To Get There
- Fly into Belfast City Airport
- Take the 600 bus service to Bridge End (one stop)
- Walk 15 minutes along Station Street and Old Channel Road
- 6 Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DH
(All images: Titanic Hotel Belfast)
Kristen Amiet is a previous AWOL editor, bona fide travel addict, sometimes whisky drinker and full-time breakfast food enthusiast.