Harcourt Developments has showcased its £28 million Titanic Hotel in Belfast to the media ahead of its public opening in early September.
Located in the former Harland & Wolff drawing offices, where the plans for the RMS Titanic itself were drawn up, the 119-bedroom venue will be the eighth hotel in the Dublin based company's portfolio.
According to The Irish News, the Titanic Hotel is part of a wider push to add more than 2,000 bedrooms to Belfast's hotel stock over the next two years as it vies with other European capital cities for major cultural and sporting events.
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When completed, the hotel will provide employment for approximately 100 people and offer visitors rooms with views of either the Samson and Goliath cranes or Titanic Belfast, depending upon which side of the building their room is located.
Harcourt asserts that the venue is the most authentic hotel in the world honouring the work of Harland & Wolff and the majesty of the Titanic. The company's creative director, John Doherty, commented, "History and heritage helped build this hotel, and it can be seen in every aspect of the finish, from the carpet to the cornices, radiators to tiling. We are working with the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Titanic Foundation to ensure Belfast's illustrious shipbuilding legacy is told in true style."