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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #15 on: Sep 25, 2011, 10:37 PM »
Perhaps this shouldn't be here but I wanted to take further a point Rob made about the Penthouses. When originally built they were two-room suite as shown on the plans below. There were ten of them with the two top suites being called Trafalgar and Queen Anne - these were originally over two decks. The two-room suites were named Pall Mall, Grosvenor, Kensington, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Westminster, Buckingham and Chelsea.

The suites were later all made one room = 20 Penthouses. However, for those willing to pay they could still be set up as two room units and you could have the choice of going either upstairs or downstairs to be in the Queen Anne and Queen Victoria Suites (the Trafalgar name was changed in 1999).

Offline Twynkle

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 19, 2012, 09:48 PM »
If QE2 is going to be a 'Party ship' then would you keep the same staterooms as you would if she was a Conference or a Hotel ship?
The Caledonian Suite is the only one I saw - and loved it.




Online Rob Lightbody

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Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 13, 2014, 06:47 PM »
Hi,

While looking at the Veronica Duqm page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/veronicaduqm), I came across these photos showing the treatment her original staterooms got.

It very much looks like what I had in mind for QE2.  i.e. Knocking rooms together, while retaining original features.  I'm sure in the attached photo, there are 2 original rooms into 1.  It would be easy to do this, for at least some of QE2's original staterooms, to keep some of her DNA intact.

The Veronica Duqm's conversion to hotel looks to have been done very cleverly, retaining a huge amount of her original features.

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Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 14, 2014, 07:36 PM »
The pictures do indicate a design very well done.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 14, 2014, 08:50 PM »
A similar approach was adopted for many of the Rotterdam's cabins. There are quite a number of "original" cabins, which in reality are probably two cabins merged, retaining much of the original layout and (marvellously) furniture. We did a cabin cavalcade when a group of us was there and found a most inspiring mix of layouts and some beautiful furniture, well preserved and obviously treasured.

This is something to watch out for when staying on the ship. The other cabins also have some original furniture, combined with standard hotel furniture.

Yes, a solution of this nature would be ideal for a stationary hotel ship QE2...

Offline Twynkle

In the light of this website recently becoming a hub of interest - maybe we need to take another look at the possibilities of what accommodation might - (and fear-fully might not) be of further interest; available, as well as unavailable!
Unless there has been a complete disaster - a personal choice would be the Caledonian suite.

 

Offline dellboy

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 30, 2017, 02:25 PM »

Cabin 4068 "The Beatrice Muller Cabin" as museum piece with glass or acrylic wall.

 
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Offline dellboy

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 30, 2017, 02:42 PM »
OK Well here's my view.

4 and 5 deck - i think its important to keep some of the quaint rooms on these decks, perhaps just as museum pieces that people can look into, because this type of cabin represents the history of transatlantic travel,

and

Cabin 4068 "The Beatrice Muller Cabin" as museum piece with glass or acrylic wall.
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Offline Pete Hamill

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2017, 02:21 PM »
As a hotel then it would need to be the Q  and P Grade cabins to meet paying guest expectations, but as a museum, a selection of cabins from every deck would be required.
Probably impractical, but it would be a pity to lose the history.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Which staterooms would you save?
« Reply #24 on: Dec 31, 2017, 06:21 PM »
Hopefully, this  topic could still hold sway - it may not be too late for the Hosts Owners and Project Managers to note well the recommendations made by the above posters.
After all - these are the people who knew the Suites and have first hand experience of just how good - or possibly how noisy and or cramped etc these areas are when QE2 was in service.
Dare we ask - would any of the the Officers Quarters be appropriate for QE2 as Hotel's Guests?
Skilly - Happy NY, btw - we know you were hidden in a shoe box - what thoughts might you have now?
Bearing in mind too, the newly quiet, and still QE2!

A New Year's Resolution - perhaps!
Which Cabins and why - for retaining?
Which and why- for changing, or rejecting?
« Last Edit: Dec 31, 2017, 06:23 PM by Twynkle »

 

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