If you can believe it, it’s exactly three years this month since Signature Living opened the doors to the first 20 finished rooms of 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.
Since then the hotel has had momentous success’ in both Liverpool’s hospitality market and in the leisure and entertainment sector.
We thought we’d recap a few of the most memorable moments from the last three years of 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic to honour everything we have achieved through years of amazing hard work.
We Opened Morgan’s Spa
A luxury hotel experience isn’t quite complete without a trip to the in-house spa and guests at 30 James Street can attest to that.
Shortly after launching the hotel, Morgan’s Spa was open for bookings, offering indulgent spa treatments in a tranquil subterranean environment, Morgan’s Spa became the chicest place to be pampered and relaxed in the city centre of Liverpool.
Launched the first rooftop bar in the city
On the 11th of November 2014, our stunning Carpathia Champagne bar opened to the public.
For the first time, Albion House’s 7th floor became a place where people could enjoy the splendour of Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront from a rooftop terrace.
Carpathia now welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks throughout the day. The luxurious maritime themed space has often hosted glamorous VIP events as well as private dinners and superb wedding receptions.
Now firmly a part of Liverpool’s fine dining and luxury drinks venues, Carpathia is one of Liverpool’s most stunning places to enjoy a great meal and fabulous drinks with an awe-inspiring view to match.
Created jobs in Liverpool
Employment in the city of Liverpool was hit hard by the recession, and as a result, there were plenty of young skilled individuals struggling to find work.
Part of Signature Living’s ethos is to improve the future of Liverpool by enhancing it’s leisure and accommodation attractions but also improving employment opportunities for those living in and around the city.
Not only to Signature Living currently employ over 400 people, the company are investing in the future of Liverpool’s youth through dynamic apprenticeship placements across the business.
Hosted 3x magical Kids Christmas Parties
Family values are extremely important to Lawrence and Katie Kenwright and their efforts to support children in care at their annual Kids Christmas Parties strengthen that message.
Each year Signature Living staff volunteer to pull out all the stops making the Kids Christmas Party one they will never forget.
The White Star Grand Hall has been transformed for the last three years into a magical winter wonderland. Also in attendance are some super fun characters from the big screen from the kids favourite superheroes to Disney princesses.
No expense is spared to make sure every kid in care is given a proper Christmas experience at 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.
Accommodated 200+ weddings
Such a wonderfully ornate historical building lends itself perfectly to hosting stunning wedding ceremonies.
No surprise then, that since our first wedding back in 2014 there have been over 200 happy couples leave 30 James Street as newlyweds.
The luxurious city centre Bridal suite is nothing short of spectacular, spanning the width of the entire building the Bridal Suite has a 15-foot bed, steam room shower and a double whirlpool bath with panoramic views from the building turret.
As well as the breath-taking wedding venue, White Star Grand Hall, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic makes the ideal city centre Liverpool wedding venue. We shall look forward to a further three years of making wedding dreams come true.
Featured in a Fictional Novel
Author Bev Dulson visited 30 James Street in January 2016 on a research trip for her up and coming novel Read All About It, where the Liverpool hotel makes an appearance.
Bev knew that 30 James Street would be the ideal place to feature in her story but also had a soft spot for the building where her own grandfather used to work.
Being a Titanic buff and having a keen interest in the history of the White Star Line, a visit to 30 James Street was the perfect research trip for both her novel and her Titanic obsession.
We were pleased that Bev was able to visit this historic building, as before it became a hotel, the public had not been allowed inside for around 30 years.
Welcomed The Giants Back to Liverpool
The Liverpool Giants were a city-wide extravaganza. Those lucky enough to work in the city one day looked up from their desks and saw a three-storey tall marionette waltzing past their doors.
The second visit was highly anticipated and drew in crowds from across the UK to the streets of Liverpool.
30 James Street hotel had prime viewing point for the passing giants with our terrace being among the only outdoor places in the city where guests could see the giants from above.
We were pleased to be able to provide visitors to Liverpool with a superb viewpoint from which to see this amazing spectacle and look forward to doing so again in the future.
Watched the Three Queens Sail in
When the three Cunard Queens met for the first time in Liverpool in 2015 the city was in celebration.
This important cultural event was celebrated in the style it deserved and coincided with the 175th anniversary of Cunard.
The Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant sits atop the building that housed the offices of competitor shipping line White Star. From the outdoor terrace, guests could watch the cruise liners make port and the thousands of passengers disembark into the city.
A truly amazing piece of history was witnessed from inside another piece of Liverpool’s maritime past.
Put on One Star-Studded White Star Ball
To launch the hotel in October 2014 a spectacular White Star Ball was hosted in the White Star Grand Hall.
Hand delivered special invites were sent out and included a bottle of bubbly to celebrate being invited to such and occasion.
The guest list included some of Liverpool’s finest and most talented individuals as well as prominent business people. Mel C was on hand to entertain the guests with her stunning vocals and the entire night was a superb success.
Such a glamourous night that perfectly complimenting the intended grandeur and luxurious style of the new hotel, and RMS Titanic.
Served an unforgettable Titanic Anniversary Dinner
In honour of the RMS Titanic 30 James Street does it’s utmost to uphold the memory of those that perished in the great maritime tragedy and their families.
To commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the shipping disaster, organisers at 30 James Street hosted a special dinner for families connected to Titanic to come together and share their memories.
The luxurious room of 30 James Street hotel was opened to those who attended the gala dinner, free of charge. The guest list included people who had a family connection to people who were on board the liner when she sank, those that helped to build the vessel or those who had worked with White Star when the offices were in the building.
The evening was a success and filled with people who shared their stories with pride, with each other and us, and we were happy to hear them all.
3 Years and Much More to Come
We have had such an amazing three years and can’t quite believe they have flown by so quickly. They do say time flies when you are having fun and that’s what the aim of 30 James Street is. To give visitors to Liverpool a stunning city centre hotel to enjoy Liverpool from, but also to give them a chance to explore some of the cities fascinating maritime history.
At 30 James Street, we will look forward to what the exciting future of Liverpool holds for us.
Since 30 James Street opened its doors 3 years ago this month, we’ve made some fabulous memories for our guests and of our own and for the next three years we can help make some more.
Call on 0151 601 8801 to book your stay at 30 James Street or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.