Revisiting Ti­tanic’s shadow in Belfast

World Travel Magazine - - Just In - CHRIS­TINE LEE

Just be­fore midnight on April 14, 1912, RMS Ti­tanic col­lided with an ice­berg in the North At­lantic with 2,224 souls and crew aboard. Me­mo­ri­al­ized in part­ner­ship with the Ti­tanic Foun­da­tion, Ti­tanic Belfast com­mem­o­rates the ship’s her­itage for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions while also pre­serv­ing Belfast’s in­dus­trial past.

At one time one of the world’s lead­ing ship­builders, Har­land & Wolff Draw­ing Of­fice de­signed Ti­tanic and over 1,000 other ships, pro­vid­ing the set­ting for the ho­tel. Billed as the most au­then­tic Ti­tanic ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence, guests can view com­pelling mem­o­ra­bilia on dis­play like the old Tele­phone Ex­change - which re­ceived the ship’s first S.O.S.

The £28 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion fea­tures a din­ing room with dra­matic views of the his­toric slip­ways where Ti­tanic was con­structed. 119 lux­ury be­d­rooms of­fer up his­tory and Art Deco moder­nity in first-class spa­cious­ness with beau­ti­ful by­gone-chic bath­rooms, re­stored par­quet floors and orig­i­nal tiles. Enjoy a hearty Ir­ish break­fast be­fore ex­plor­ing the ship­yard and jour­ney to the depths of the At­lantic to learn Ti­tanic’s mys­ter­ies in the city of her birth. Top off the day with lo­callysourced cui­sine pre­pared by award-win­ning chefs in a grand din­ing room or ex­clu­sive in­ti­mate pri­vate set­ting.

From top, Ti­tanic Belfast in­te­rior; Ti­tanic Belfast un­der the sea

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