Albion House, the striking red and white striped White Star Line headquarters in Liverpool is in the process of being converted into a Titanic-themed hotel. A brief glimpse of progress was allowed at an open day in March. A White Star flag was hoisted for the occasion.
The original ceiling in the main reception area (right), and cast iron pillars which reputedly saved the building from total destruction after a direct hit from a second world war bomb.
One of the rooms – dedicated to Wallace Hartley.
The décor and furnishings are a very modern take on traditional styles.
The well cared for First World War memorial remains in the main hallway.
Plans are for a phased opening beginning in April.
(originally posted in early March 2014 – transition of from web page to blog posts page in July 2014)