The former White Star Line headquarters in Liverpool have reopened as a hotel following the completion of the first phase of a £7m transformation.
The 11-storey 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic hotel, which will eventually accommodate up to 310 guests, welcomed its first guests on April 4.
The first 20 of 65 luxury suites – which can sleep from two to nine people – are now available.
Each suite is designed to capture a different aspect of the building’s history and feature jacuzzi baths.
Signature Living director Lawrence Kenwright said: “This is by far the most exciting project we have worked on so far and it’s been thrilling to see the building transform from its dilapidated state into the luxury hotel we have now".
The remaining rooms will be fully completed by the end of the summer.
The centre piece of the hotel will be its Carpathia Champagne Bar, where guests can enjoy drinks on one of two100ft balconies.
“Our aim to create a hotel which has never been created before, a hotel which has perfectly encapsulated the history and character of its surroundings, while offering guests unrivalled luxury,” added Kenwright.