Fortune Residence


Marconi Suite, The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel. Although Marconi was later grilled by a Senate committee over allegations that his company’s wireless operators had withheld news from the public in orderto sell information to the New York Times, he emerged from the disaster as one of its heroes, his invention credited with saving more than 700 lives. Three years later, Marconi would narrowly escape another famous maritime disaster. He was on board the Lusitania in April 1915 on the voyage immediately before it was sunk by a German U-boat in May.Astor’s Quarters, John Jacob Astor, along with Benjamin Guggenheim and Isa Strauss, were three very wealthy and powerful men, all of whom were vehemently against the creation of the Federal Reserve, and were quite outspoken on the matter. J.P. Morgan viewed Astor and Co. as a huge obstacle. These three men died when the Titanic — a ship built by J.P. Morgan’s White Star Line — hit that infamous iceberg and sank. Maybe the chance was too much to miss, dispose of the Olympic, that may have been switched with the Titanic and put an end to his enemies, to make matters worse he decided not to board the Titanic along with his friends.

J.P. Morgan, J.P. Morgan Quarters, will reflect the opulence that you would expect with such an Iconic figure. His name is still used as one of the largest bank’s in the World, known to be a ruthless negotiator, he would use his connections with his very rich partners to raise the funds to control whole markets, by buying up the competition.

Ismay’s Quarters, Bruce Ismay, who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. He came to international attention as the highest-ranking White Star official among the 712 survivors. Considered a coward by some, but actually spent the remaining years of his life, helping the afflicted Titanic families with large donations. He also employed Norman Shaw to build his head office 30 James Street.

Macy’s Suite, Isadore and Ida Straus, who created the World famous Macy’s department store in New York, they were inseparable until the end, it is said that they stayed together in their end.

Hershey Quarters, Milton and Kitty Hershey, the founders of one of the most well known chocolate bars in the World, decided not to travel on the ill fated Titanic, having spent $300 deposit (about $7,281 today) there must have been a good reason for them not to travel, but the actual reason remains a mystery, one thing is for sure they were extremely fortunate.

Vanderbilt Quarters, In 1912 George and Edith Vanderbilt booked passage on the Titanic but changed their plans before departure, sailing and arriving in New York before the Titanic sank. The 34-year-old multimillionaire sportsman, an heir to the Vanderbilt shipping and railroad empire, was returning from a trip to Europe and canceled his passage on the Titanic so late that some early newspaper accounts listed him as being on board. Vanderbilt lived on to become one the most celebrated casualties of the Lusitania sinking three year later