A new hotel in honour of the Titanic is to open in Liverpool this June.
The 153-bedroom, four-star Titanic Hotel Liverpool will form part of the £36m development of the city's Stanley Dock, alongside events and exhibition space Rum Warehouse.
The hotel will be housed in a Grade-II listed, 19th century warehouse, and has been named to honour the city's links with the doomed-but-legendary ocean liner.
It will feature a spa, and a coffee bar in the reception area. There will also be a bar and restaurant named the Rum Bar, with a menu from head chef Alex Worrall, and a waterside terrace overlooking the historic dockside. The interior will retain original features of the building such as vaulted brick ceilings, iron fittings and wide, high spaces.
Sara Wilde-McKeown, chair of Liverpool City region's Visitor Economy Committee, said that the new opening would represent a significant development for the region's leisure economy, while the mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has commented that the Stanley Dock Village development will "breathe new life into the city".
Ian Wynne, head of hotel operations at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool, said: "We believe the hotel's quality and historical connections…will draw people from across the world. This is about a local culture, genuine friendliness, and style."
Titanic, which sank 102 years ago this year, had significant links to Liverpool. Much of the ship was built in Merseyside as part of the Liverpool-based White Star Line, the ship's original owners and launching company.
The ship was registered to the city, while White Star Line heir and Titanic survivor, J. Bruce Ismay, was born and raised there. A significant number of the staff and musicians were also from Liverpool.
The hotel will not be the first Titanic-linked property to open in the city recently.