Liverpool Will Soon Have Not One, But Two Titanic Hotels
When a floating Titanic-themed three-bedroom hotel opened in Liverpool earlier this year, people complained that the idea was in poor taste. With that misstep still fresh in Liverpudlian minds, Signature Living had better tread carefully in their new project to develop the old White Star Line headquarters into a hotel.
Albion House, the 19th-century building that was the home of the White Star Line in 1912 when the shipping line's Titanic sank, has stood empty for decades but was recently acquired by the development company. Signature Living began work this month and (optimistically) hope to have the first part of the 350-room hotel and apartment building named The Titanic open by April.
Obviously the development of a building with such history should be handled tastefully. We hope that Signature Living will be able to restrain themselves -- they are, after all, responsible for the rather gaudy Movie-themed hotel elsewhere in the city. At the very least we can only hope they exercise a little more control over the project than they do with their photoshop program.
[Photo: Facebook/Signature Living]