17 JULY 2017

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Article from BTNews 17 JULY 2017

Titanic prepares to set sail

Set in the former headquarters and drawing offices of shipbuilder Harland & Wolff, Belfast’s much-anticipated Titanic Hotel has named its opening day as 10 September. The £28m luxury development is bringing more 75 new jobs to the city.

The buildings have been restored and are being operated by Harcourt Developments with a £5m investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund secured by the Titanic Foundation towards the drawing offices.

The hotel will have 119 rooms, all with views of Belfast’s rich shipbuilding history from the Harland & Wolff cranes to the east to the slipways to the west and surrounded by the legacy of Queen’s Island.

Harcourt group creative director John Doherty said: “History and heritage helped to build this hotel, and we are working with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Titanic Foundation to ensure Belfast’s illustrious shipbuilding legacy is told in true style.”

The hotel will have seven event spaces using  the offices of Thomas Andrews, Lord Pirrie and Charles Payne, influential figures of Harland & Wolff and the design of Titanic. Other special features include the tiles surrounding the main bar, identical to those used for Titanic’s swimming pool.

http://titanicbelfast.com

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