The Liverpool hotel, 30 James Street, which was once home to the Titanic’s White Star Line HQ, is holding a special day today to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
Hotel owners Signature Living have invited people with connections to the building to have a luxury stay and a special gala dinner. It's a Grade II listed building formerly known as Albion House and is one of Liverpool’s best known landmarks.
The couple behind the hotel, Katie and Lawrence Kenwright - wanted to give those with historical connections to the building and connections to Liverpool’s maritime history the chance to enjoy it.
People submitted their stories via the hotels website for the owners to consider. Guests include Janet Barnett, Margaret Whitlock and Cathy Sullivan, the great granddaughters of Carpathia Captain Rostron – the ship responsible for rescuing Titanic survivors. Other guests include other family members of Titanic passengers who will bring with them never-before-seen memorabilia from the ill-fated ship.