36. The inside of the Titanic was modeled on the Ritz – it was hoped rich passengers would forget they were on a ship at all.
When it came to the interior furnishings, no expense was spared to make them as luxurious as possible – at least in the First Class cabins. Famously, many parts of the Titanic’s interior were modeled on the famous Ritz hotel in London. Indeed, the designers always hoped that, as soon as the stepped aboard, wealthy passengers would forget they were on a ship and instead feel as if they were in a luxury hotel. Of course, the added extras for First Class passengers – including a swimming pool, Turkish bath, squash court and steam room – would have helped.