Hotel Majestic

Today’s page reflects back on a time when the Hotel Majestic was one of the finest treasures in St. Anne’s on the Sea. Alas it has been demolished now, so I created a page in its memory!

To cover the background I collaged torn sewing pattern pieces onto the page using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Once they had dried I applied black and gold Spectrum Aqua Marker ink by scribbling the marker onto an acrylic block, spritzing the block with water and pressing and dripping the ink over the page. I like the way the gold colour is more concentrated at the edges of the collaged paper emphasising the layers.  Next I stamped various stamps by Hampton Art using black Archival Ink; these included a palm tree, crowns, art deco borders and a postage mark which tie into the era and décor of the Hotel Majestic. The Majestic was also known for its music and grandeur so I added some washi tape music notes and black decorative tape, then I used gold size to adhere the gold leaf. I found an old picture of the Majestic in a local magazine and added a gold border, the hotel name and the dates that it stood in our town; which are all outline stickers. I used photo corners and double-sided foam tape to adhere it to the page. To finish I added gold chain and “style” outline stickers to the background and some gold sequins which are stuck down using Glossy Accents.

I really like the vintage art deco look of this page and I’m very pleased to join the lovely Gill from gibbyfrogettcraftations again who is hosting the “Elegance & Grunge” challenge over at Art Journal Journey.

The Majestic Hotel was originally called the Imperial Hydro which opened in 1910, you can still see the initials IH on the two brick archways which are the only parts remaining of the hotel. It was renamed the Majestic in 1920 and many stars appearing in Blackpool shows stayed there over the years.

I love this old photo of the Hotel Majestic, it looks such a grand and stunning building! If you look closely you can see the archways on the right hand side of the hotel, they look quite small in comparison to the building itself. The hotel was built between the pier and the town Square, it had 200 bedrooms, tennis courts and was the height of luxury. Here’s an interesting link on YouTube that shows the old brochure of the Hotel Majestic with photos and descriptions of the facilities and interior.

The hotel closed down in 1972 as the costs of modernising it made it unsustainable. Sadly, it was demolished in 1975 and replaced with these five storey flats. What a shame as it must have been an amazing place to stay during its heyday.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Gold, Black)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Hampton Art Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps (Graphic 45 – Tropical Travelogue ICO134 & ICO135, 7 Gypsies – Birdsong ICO151)
  • Style Sewing Pattern
  • Local Magazine
  • Gold Leaf
  • Hobbycraft Outline Stickers (Gold Harmony 934031001)
  • Magenta Style Outline Stickers (Daisy Gold)
  • Dovecraft Peel-off Stickers (Alphas Caps Gold DCPO-05)
  • Poundland Decorative Border Tape (Black)
  • Poundland Assorted Sequins
  • Annie Sloan Water Based Gold Size
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • The Range double-sided foam tape
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30 thoughts on “Hotel Majestic

  1. A sad story about this fabulous hotel of the past ! That was for sure an amazing place – elegance pure! Your page honours it so beautiful! I love it!
    I wish you a happy evening and a wonderful weekend ahead Jo!
    Thank you for such an ELEGANT entry to the May theme!
    You never cease to amaze me with your posts – most interesting and always a pleasure to read and look at.

    oxo Susi

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    • Thank you dearest Susi, that is so kind of you! I’m glad to bring the Majestic alive if only for a moment on my page, it must have been such a beautiful place. Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

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  2. I think it would have been an amazing hotel to stay in back then, it certainly looks luxurious from the outside, inside must lave been wonderful to see. the journal page you created looks fabulous.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. Such a fabulous page that fits the mood of that amazing hotel to perfection! I love that you pay tribute to a bygone time with this, it truly must have been a majestic place if the photos are anything to go by. Wonderful work!

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    • Thanks so much! It was fun to create this page and with a little imagination the page came together; I’m pleased you think I have captured the mood of the Majestic too, thank you ☺. Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

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  4. Thanks again Jo for another beautiful page for AJJ – and wow this is really beautiful! What a wonderful tribute page – I love the colour and all the great imagery/details. How sad that lovely building couldn’t be refurbished and was demolished for flats – so many great buildings lost in this way over the years 😦 Thanks for the interesting info etc too and I looked at the link and noticed in particular the ballroom – very elegant! and yes. as you said – it must have been an amazing place in its heyday.
    Wondering if you are out and about walking today or maybe its like here cold, rain on and off and breezy 😦 have a great day and wonderful weekend….
    Gill xx

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    • Thanks so much Gill! It was such a lovely old building and it’s sad that it is gone, saying that we do have a lot of original old buildings left in our town. For example the pier and the building opposite the hotel in the old photo are still there 😀. The weather here is cloudy and warm with the sun trying to come out to say hello. I’ve been doing housework this morning and have just sat down with a cuppa. We have a quite weekend with just a walk (as you predicted … lol!) and catch up with friends planned. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend too! J 😊

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  5. A fabulous page Jo and as always lots of wonderful details. It’s always a shame when they demolish beautiful old buildings and replace them with something that has no character.
    Avril xx

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    • Such a shame isn’t it, although I’m glad I got to create this page and share this magnificent hotel with my blog friends so it’s still remembered 😀. Thanks very much and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

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  6. You made a great page to remember this very special hotel! All your golden details fit very well to the character of the “Hotel Majestic”! What a pity that such a grand hotel cannot be restored, but be replaced with a “modern” flat building.

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  7. I bet it was an amazing place to stay back in the day. I love to visit places and try to go back in time (in my head) to imagine what it was like. I bet this place had ballroom dancing and elegant women with crystal wine glasses and beautiful china tea cups. Your page is elegant too. You always have such rich backgrounds. Hope you have a fantastic weekend Jo. Hugs-Erika

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    • I bet it was too, it’s lovely to imagine the elegance and grandeur – it must have been the height of luxury and the place to be seen in it’s day 😀. Thanks so much and wishing you a fantastic weekend too! J 😊

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  8. It’s a small bit of comfort to know that Memphis isn’t the only place where historic buildings are razed and replaced with boring structures, but it’s sad to see photos of what we’ve lost. I treasure the buildings that have survived and worry about the vacant ones.

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    • It’s lovely to remember and imagine how it use to be, nowadays the older buildings seem to be appreciated more and we have a town trail that you can follow which tells you all about their history 😀 . Many thanks and have a great weekend! J 😊

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  9. What a beautiful and majestic hotel. it must have been a beautiful place to stay when it was in its heyday. Your lovely AJJ entry makes it come to life, at least for a few minutes while we enjoy and appreciate the beauty you have created in your journal. I am in awe of your background, too. You come up with the BEST backgrounds!

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