‘Home of the Titanic’ hotel sale price revealed

25th July 2023 | Jack Oliver

The selling price of a Liverpool hotel known as the ‘Home of the Titanic’ which was rescued out of administration has been revealed.

In May, it was reported that the Grade II-listed site at 30 James Street had been acquired by German group RIMC Hotels & Resorts for an undisclosed price.

However, a newly-filed document by administrators Moorfields Advisory with Companies House has shown that the hotel was bought for just over £5.5m. It said that £4m has been paid so fair with a further £1.2m to be paid later, however not in full.

Completed in 1896 and once the home of the White Star Shipping Line, the 63-bedroom hotel houses a bar and restaurant, a grand hall, and a spa.

The hotel opened in 2014 under the management of Signature Living but fell into administration as a result of issues with the developer group. It was then put up for sale in both 2019 and October 2021 – when an asking price of £12.5m was not met.

At the time of the sale, Duncan Gray, managing director of RIMC UK, said: “We are delighted to have acquired 30 James Street as our first UK acquisition and plan significant investment into the property and business to create an exciting and unique offer, befitting of such a prestigious building in the fantastic city of Liverpool.”

Savills worked on the transaction on behalf of Moorfields Advisory.


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