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The Queen of the Ocean

Perched on the stunning Stanley Dock in Liverpool, the Titanic Hotel stands proud and majestic, with character in spades. Created by Adi Studio, this Grade II-listed North Warehouse is spacious, luxurious, and boasts a distinctive aesthetic. Think ‘nautical’ done in a very charming manner, and exceptional service in every aspect.

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I arrived in this maritime setting on the weekend to be greeted by relaxed and friendly staff, all kitted out in tweed waistcoats and blue jeans – a very cool and quirky twist on the typical penguin-style front of house attire you experience at most luxury hotels. The hum of jazz in the beautifully designed lobby instantly acquitted me of the memory of the traffic en route, and I found myself drawn towards the sunny open terrace even before heading to my room. What I found was a photographer’s dream. The hotel faces the twinkling water with a view of an abandoned tobacco warehouse next door – definitely worth requesting when booking a room.

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The Titanic has recently won multiple conservation, regeneration and luxury design awards and is proud of its eco-friendly mission. From the refurbished furniture to the locally sourced organic produce used in the kitchen, The Titanic makes for smart living whilst maintaining the ‘wow’ factor.

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Hidden in the underground of Stanley Dock lies Maya Blue Spa, the hotel’s subterranean sanctuary. I opted for a workout in the impressive gym (built within the original brickwork archways of the warehouse) before languishing in the hydrotherapy pool, and later steaming all my worries away. I sipped on herbal organic tea on my lounger before heading into one of their 11 treatment rooms for a 90 minute facial and full body massage. The spa exclusively uses Voya products, an Irish brand that developed the first genuinely organic seaweed-based spa range using ingredients such as Angelicus Serratus, Fucus Serratus, rosehip, vitamin E and high oleic sunflower oil. The effects were near miraculous. I left the spa feeling hydrated, supple, refreshed and rejuvenated (and ready for the best sleep of my life).

What makes The Titanic so extraordinary is its authentic period features and use of artwork to portray the history of the city. The rooms were immensely spacious – starting at 56sqm – lined with canvases of the original Titanic steam-liner’s blueprints and ticket posters, all whilst maintaining a calming colour theme of muted greys and blues. Juxtaposed with the chocolate sofas and tarnished copper desks, The Titanic made for one of the most striking hotels I’ve experienced in all my travels.

Head to http://www.titanichotelliverpool.com to book your getaway now.