Kempinski will build a new floating hotel in Dubai
Leave it to the most outrageous city in the world to host a major hotel chain literally floating in a futuristic tourist sector. The Kempinski Floating Palace, part of the renowned Swiss-based luxury hotel chain, opens as a floating destination in Dubai. Around the property, 12 floating villas are positioned for guests to navigate between the hotel and the surrounding area.
Located on the Arabian Gulf, the five-star floating resort will open in 2023 under the management of Europe’s oldest hotel chain. With 156 rooms and suites, as well as the Neptune Floating Villas, guests checking into the resort will arrive by speedboat from the popular beaches of Jumeirah Beach Road. A connected floating helipad and marina will accommodate up to 16 private yachts allowing billionaires to arrive in style.
The central part of the floating palace is built in four parts, connected in the middle by a glass pyramid. The 12 luxury villas will be connected by pontoons and will be offered for sale while also being available to hotel guests. The luxury villas offer two floors with a roof terrace and an infinity pool.
With two, three and four bedroom options, the villas also include staff quarters as well as indoor and outdoor living areas. One of the coolest aspects of the villa is to detach from the dock and cruise at a maximum speed of 6 nautical miles, the villas are equipped with solar panels and are designed to be environmentally friendly.
Guests will enjoy the full service that Kempinski is famous for, including four exclusive gourmet restaurants, bars, a gym, swimming pools and, of course, a huge spa.
This isn’t the only unusual luxury property Kempinski runs in Dubai, they offer Ski Chalet Alpine rooms at their Mall of the Emirates property overlooking the man-made snow slopes of Ski Dubai, as well as Italian villas at the Kempinski Hotel and Residences. Palm Jumeirah.
“We are delighted to be able to offer our guests in Dubai such a first experience from 2023, the highly innovative Seagate Shipyard project convinces,” said Bernold Schroeder, CEO of Kempinski Group and Chairman of Kempinski AG.
The floating resort is not the first scandalous project developed in Dubai. Famous for its innovative infrastructure projects, there are many artificial island projects on the horizon, including a huge entertainment resort known as Dubailand planned for 2025 despite constant delays.
Business is booming in Dubai, with hotels seeing a 16.8% increase in occupancy as the tourism sector continues to recover. Largely thanks to the opening of Expo 2020 and the increase in international visitors, the region is proving to be one of the most popular millennial destinations in the world.