Harland & Wolff's Headquarters were at 'The Heart of The Yard', and the hotel celebrates not only Titanic, but other great achievements of Harland & Wolff.
Many of the world’s most famous ocean liners were designed and built in Belfast by Harland & Wolff. The Company played an important role in the creation of the ‘floating hotel’ and the 'grand staircase', innovations which continue to influence the design of today’s cruise ships.
For over 100 years the company specialised in the design and construction of large passenger vessels. There were facilities on the Clyde, Mersey and Thames, but its shipyards at Belfast were amongst the largest in Britain and Ireland and for many years turned out world-record amounts of tonnage.
The list of liners and warships constructed at Belfast reads like a veritable who’s who of the largest and the finest - White Star’s Titanic and Olympic, Oceanic, Majestic, Teutonic; the heavy cruiser HMS Belfast; Pacific Steam Navigation’s Reine del Pacifico; Royal Mail Lines Andes; the Union-Castle motorships Capetown Castle and Durban Castle; and the turbo-electric P&O-Orient liner Canberra.
Harland & Wolff's Headquarters have been restored to their former splendour, and Titanic Hotel Belfast is proud to welcome visitors into this architecturally spectacular and historically important building.