Watch: Dubai to get world’s first floating hotel in 2023 – News

The project is set to be another breakthrough for the country’s already spectacular tourism industry

Posted: Wed Dec 8 2021, 19:37

Last update: Wed Dec 8 2021, 19:40

Dubai is set to achieve another world first with the launch of a luxury floating hotel.

The Kempinski Floating Palace opens as a floating building and will be available for stays in 2023. Anchored next to one of Dubai‘s most exclusive beaches on Jumeirah Beach Road, guests are brought to the hotel from 156 rooms and suites or to their villas by speedboat or can arrive directly with their own boats.

In addition, a floating helipad connected alongside an impressive yacht parking lot with space for up to 16 yachts, allows the most discerning guests to arrive in style. The Kempinski Floating Palace is designed to be positioned as one of a kind – a novelty that guarantees unforgettable moments and an exceptional experience for all guests.

Reflecting the contemporary lifestyle in the United Arab Emirates, the new Kempinski Floating Palace is an addition and a special touch to the hotel world in Dubai, long known for its unprecedented achievements and attracting global tourism. This project is poised to be another breakthrough for the country’s already spectacular tourism industry.

The main building of this floating palace, structured in four parts, is connected in the middle by a glass pyramid and offers all the luxury of a 5 star hotel, from exclusive gourmet restaurants, bars, spa, swimming pools to shops, banquet spaces and the possibility for even larger yachts to enter and exit in the center of the hotel.

The 12 luxury villas, connected by pontoons, are partly for sale but also for rent by hotel guests and benefit from all the services offered at the hotel.

A high quality and elegant design on two floors with a roof terrace and an infinity pool, respectively twelve villas with each of two, three or four bedrooms, rooms for the crew and the staff as well as interior lounges and exteriors characterize luxury barges with large panoramic windows and all the technical features of a smart home.

Sailing at a maximum speed of six nautical miles, the villas are equipped with solar panels and are designed with respect for the environment.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our guests in Dubai such a first experience from 2023, combining the destination’s reputation as a high-tech city with the timeless European elegance of Kempinski hotels,” said Bernold Schroeder, CEO of the Kempinski group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG. “The highly innovative Seagate Shipyard project convinces not only with its high-end technology, but also with its impeccable style and design.”


“We are proud of what we have achieved so far, particularly at the Floating Palace in Dubai, where we have partnered with a global leader in the hospitality industry,” added Mohamed El Bahrawy, CEO and Founder of Seagate Shipyard. “I am very grateful to Bernold Schroeder and Kempinski Hotels for their trust.

“It is exciting to see that for the first time a brand of Kempinski’s caliber will operate a floating hotel of this magnitude, and we are confident that our hotel will soon be one of Dubai’s top tourist attractions. occupy an iconic position among floating hotels around the world. “

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