Liverpool's floating Titanic hotel blasted for being in 'poor taste'

Daily Echo: Titanic hotel blasted for being in 'poor taste' Titanic hotel blasted for being in 'poor taste'

A FLOATING hotel which is painted to look like the sinking Titanic has been slammed for being in “poor taste”.

The controversial three-bed Titanic Liverpool hotel, docked in the city's Salthouse Dock, is set to open next week.

But the hotel owner, Alfie Bubbles, who is also a former merchant seaman, said the new hotel is “just a bit of fun” and has been well received - despite making light of the tragedy.

More than 1,500 people died, including hundreds of crew from Hampshire when the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg.

The ship also has ties with Liverpool because the port was the headquarters of the White Star Line, the shipping company which owned the liner.

Liverpool Seafarers' Centre chief executive John Wilson said he was mainly concerned about the hotel's location near a Merchant Navy memorial and in full view of the White Star Building.

He also said the themed floating hotel may offend living relatives in the Merseyside area who lost relatives who worked on the liner.

“I just feel at the back of my mind it is in poor taste for those who lost their lives,” he said.

Mr Bubbles currently runs two other floating hotels in the dock, the FAB4 Beatles Yellow Submarine Hotel and the other themed around the Batman villain The Joker.

He said was “not in poor taste at all” and the optical illusion was just “a bit of fun!”.

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9:11am Mon 14 Jan 13

10 Minute Man says...

Do you think they would appreciate a hotel hinting at some recent scouser-related tragedy? The residents of self-pity city have paper thin skins so probably not.

Still, self-proclaimed funny crazy Liverpudlians are the salt of the earth and its only right they get all the free publicity they want.
Do you think they would appreciate a hotel hinting at some recent scouser-related tragedy? The residents of self-pity city have paper thin skins so probably not. Still, self-proclaimed funny crazy Liverpudlians are the salt of the earth and its only right they get all the free publicity they want. 10 Minute Man

9:35am Mon 14 Jan 13

userds5050 says...

They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they? userds5050

10:43am Mon 14 Jan 13

Linesman says...

userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste. Linesman

11:27am Mon 14 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

10 Minute Man wrote:
Do you think they would appreciate a hotel hinting at some recent scouser-related tragedy? The residents of self-pity city have paper thin skins so probably not.

Still, self-proclaimed funny crazy Liverpudlians are the salt of the earth and its only right they get all the free publicity they want.
It happened over 100 years ago, it doesn't affect you! And don't forget, the Titanic 'belongs' to the people of Liverpool as much as it does to the people of Southampton. Yes a lot of Scousers are hypocritical sentimentalists, but I could write you a list just as long detailing the faults of Sotonians.
[quote][p][bold]10 Minute Man[/bold] wrote: Do you think they would appreciate a hotel hinting at some recent scouser-related tragedy? The residents of self-pity city have paper thin skins so probably not. Still, self-proclaimed funny crazy Liverpudlians are the salt of the earth and its only right they get all the free publicity they want.[/p][/quote]It happened over 100 years ago, it doesn't affect you! And don't forget, the Titanic 'belongs' to the people of Liverpool as much as it does to the people of Southampton. Yes a lot of Scousers are hypocritical sentimentalists, but I could write you a list just as long detailing the faults of Sotonians. kingnotail

11:28am Mon 14 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
Liverpool = Beatles
Southampton = Craig David.

That's all that needs to be said.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]Liverpool = Beatles Southampton = Craig David. That's all that needs to be said. kingnotail

11:36am Mon 14 Jan 13

AD07881 says...

Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you? AD07881

11:40am Mon 14 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap!
[quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap! kingnotail

11:50am Mon 14 Jan 13

Linesman says...

AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
I fail to see what relevance your post has to the comment that I made.

I would appreciate an explanation.
[quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]I fail to see what relevance your post has to the comment that I made. I would appreciate an explanation. Linesman

12:14pm Mon 14 Jan 13

AD07881 says...

Linesman wrote:
AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
I fail to see what relevance your post has to the comment that I made.

I would appreciate an explanation.
Likewise. I'm not going to get drawn boy.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]I fail to see what relevance your post has to the comment that I made. I would appreciate an explanation.[/p][/quote]Likewise. I'm not going to get drawn boy. AD07881

12:31pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mr E says...

Did somebody steal 2 of its Funnels or is it meant to be like that ?
Did somebody steal 2 of its Funnels or is it meant to be like that ? Mr E

1:30pm Mon 14 Jan 13

jonone says...

A Titanic themed hotel would be fine if, for example, it had rooms recreating the ship's interiors. No-one has complained about The White Swan in Alnwick for example. This just looks utterly naff.
A Titanic themed hotel would be fine if, for example, it had rooms recreating the ship's interiors. No-one has complained about The White Swan in Alnwick for example. This just looks utterly naff. jonone

2:56pm Mon 14 Jan 13

S!monOn says...

kingnotail wrote:
AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap!
Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap![/p][/quote]Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere. S!monOn

3:26pm Mon 14 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

S!monOn wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap!
Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere.
More like the only people who think Southampton isn't crap are those who have never lived elsewhere!
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap![/p][/quote]Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere.[/p][/quote]More like the only people who think Southampton isn't crap are those who have never lived elsewhere! kingnotail

3:39pm Mon 14 Jan 13

localnews says...

I've heard the ice berg lettuce packs a punch
I've heard the ice berg lettuce packs a punch localnews

5:15pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Cyber__Fug says...

Just watching Alfie Bubbles' yellow submarine on Four in a Bed (Ch4).
Just watching Alfie Bubbles' yellow submarine on Four in a Bed (Ch4). Cyber__Fug

11:06am Tue 15 Jan 13

S!monOn says...

kingnotail wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
AD07881 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?
Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.
How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it?
Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?
Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap!
Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere.
More like the only people who think Southampton isn't crap are those who have never lived elsewhere!
I doubt it. They'd move back to that better place if that was the case.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD07881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: They've never known for their taste in the past though have they?[/p][/quote]Just to remind you, it has been the City of Culture and with regard taste, I think you will find that there are more people that have collected Beatles records than any singer or group from this area. I think that would be an indication of taste.[/p][/quote]How is that an indication of an entire cities general attitude? Some of the worlds most valuable natural resources come from African nations, doesn't make them the richest though does it? Come on, admit it, you're just doing a spot of trolling aren't you?[/p][/quote]Most people who slag off Liverpool have never been there. I live in Southampton so I know it's crap![/p][/quote]Alot of people who think Southampton is crap is because they've never lived elsewhere.[/p][/quote]More like the only people who think Southampton isn't crap are those who have never lived elsewhere![/p][/quote]I doubt it. They'd move back to that better place if that was the case. S!monOn

11:11am Tue 15 Jan 13

kingnotail says...

Ever heard of fixed-term employment contracts? Another 18 months and I'm out of this backward sh1thole!
Ever heard of fixed-term employment contracts? Another 18 months and I'm out of this backward sh1thole! kingnotail

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