TITANIC HOTEL LIVERPOOL
In the mid-nineteenth century, Liverpool was one of the most important cities in the British Empire. Exotic goods were shipped here and held in enormous storage compounds, with the Tobacco Warehouse standing to this day as the largest brick building in the world. This area pioneered modern dock methods and technology, providing jobs for tens of thousands of workers. The city also served as a final embarkation point for emigrants from all over Europe departing for a new life in North America, Australia and New Zealand. 40 million people passed through Liverpool with the dream of a better life in The New World.
Stanley Dock is one of the 6 sites in Liverpool making up its UNESCO World Heritage listing. Care, sensitivity and diligent planning have all been employed in restoring these buildings to maintain their majestic heritage and to breathe life back into this once-vibrant area.
The Titanic Hotel is part of the redevelopment of this historic dock complex, located in what was the North Warehouse, built in 1846.
During its transformation, the developers realised that the USP's of this building were scope, light and views. All three of these key assets have been maximised and the architectural results are a triumph, both inside and out. When travelling with several other golfers, it's such a relaxing feeling to return to the hotel and unwind in your bedroom's own private lounge before having a varied selection of meeting points downstairs afterwards. The layout of the Titanic means a longer stay here can still be kept fresh on a daily basis.
The 153 rooms at Titanic Hotel Liverpool are all about space – hotel rooms ranging from 56-76 sqm. Each bedroom has the original windows of this incredible building giving vast views over the historic Port of Liverpool. The interior design of the hotel is a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles, where the original features of the Victorian warehouse such as the exposed brick and vaulted ceilings have been allowed to blend seamlessly with the contemporary furnishings.
The Superior Dockside rooms are a delight. Egyptian cotton on a luxurious mattress with spacious seating area and views over the beautiful brick warehouses and canals. Perfect for a 4 or 5 night stay on England's Golf Coast, allowing you the opportunity to play Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Formby and Hillside.
To reinvigorate those tired golfing muscles, the hotel boasts one of the most beautiful city spa's in England. The crystal blue water with the red backdrop of Victorian bricks makes Maya Blue Wellness Spa a subterranean sanctuary. Enjoy a unique thermal suite as well as ten treatment rooms with an extensive menu of therapies. Added to this are a health & fitness centre, luxury foot baths and an experience shower. The perfect post-round remedy, and ideal boost before exploring the exciting city of Liverpool and its cultural draws such as The Cavern Club - first home of the Beatles, the stunning Liver Building, and the social nightlife at Albert Dock.
On a recent trip to Liverpool we were fortunate to catch up with Christie Shillinglaw who has been making everything perfect at The Titanic since day 1 -
CG -The room dimensions are huge. They have got to be the largest across the board of any hotel in the UK! And the dockside views are so inherently 'Liverpool'. What's the iconic building directly across the dock?
CS – We had a lot of space to work with in this warehouse and we were not shy in using it. Bedrooms start at 56sqm, every room is like a suite! Our Dockside rooms overlook the Tobacco Warehouse which is the largest brick-work warehouse in the world. The Tobacco Warehouse is currently getting converted into dual aspect apartments along with over 100,000sq.ft of mixed commercial waterfront space throughout the ground floor.
CG - We hear that Everton's new 50,000 seat stadium is being built nearby and the area is set for some major investment. Can you see it becoming the most sought after location in the city?
CS – We are located at the heart of a wider regeneration project that is seeing this once prosperous part of Merseyside returning to its former glory. Stanley Dock and the Ten Streets area is being brought back to life with an injection of investment and Everton’s new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock is most definitely going to attract more visitors to this area of the city. There is no doubt that this is going to be one of the most sought after locations in the city in the next few years.
CG - With Hoylake, Birkdale, Lytham, Formby all within easy reach, the area is blessed with a string of amazing courses. But what does Liverpool have when it comes to dining and nightlife? What would you rate as the top 3 restaurants?
CS – Liverpool has a vibrant nightlife with a large variety and quality on offer. Restaurants in Liverpool feature flavours from across the globe. In Bold Street you’ll find a haven of eateries that boasts Mexican, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, American and British Cuisines. Other places that are worth exploring include Royal Albert Dock and Castle Street. Top 3 restaurants in Liverpool I would say are the following: Panoramic 34, Matou Pan Asian Restaurant and San Carlo.
Every room is like a suite!
-Christie Shillinglaw, Titanic Hotel
CG - Great recommendations. We look forward to placing our clients in Liverpool's top hotel, we absolutely love it. England's Golf Coast is fast becoming one of our most popular trips, and we see the Titanic Hotel as the perfect partner hotel for Connoisseur Golf in North West England.