One of the most iconic buildings in Liverpool, which has remained unused for the past 10 years, has opened its doors once more after being transformed into a luxury hotel which gives a stylish nod to its famous history. 30 James Street – The Home of the Titanic welcomed its first guests on the 4th April, as it completes the first stage of the £7m development which has transformed the former White Star Line headquarters into an 11 storey hotel which will eventually accommodate up to 310 guests.
100 guests stayed in 20 of the completed suites – each of which has been designed to capture a different aspect of the building’s fascinating history – on Friday and Saturday night.
The rooms are the first of 65 luxury suites, which can sleep from two to nine people, to be made available to the public. The remaining rooms will be fully completed by the end of the summer. Each suite will feature unique designer fixtures and finishes and guests will be able to take advantage of the Jacuzzi baths.
The centre piece 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 the stunning view of the Liverpool skyline and the three graces.
Lawrence Kenwright, Director of Signature Living, said: “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. Every single room tells a different part of the building’s history, so every guest will have an experience which is unique to them.
“And then of course there is our stunning champagne bar, which has breath taking views of the city’s most iconic buildings – the three graces. Our aim to create a hotel which has never been created before, a hotel which has perfectly encapsulated the history and character of its surroundings, while offering guests unrivalled luxury.”
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