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.
Dubai is set for another world first, with the opening of the world's first luxury floating sea palace resort under the management of Kempinski Hotels.
Anchored next to one of the most exclusive beach stretches in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach Road, the floating five-star resort will open to guests in 2023 with the guidance of Europe's oldest hotel chain. With 156 rooms and suites, as well as the floating Neptune villas, guests checking in at the resort will arrive by speedboat from the popular beaches on Jumeirah Beach Road. A connected floating helipad and a marina will accommodate up to 16 private yachts allowing billionaires to arrive in style.
Kempinski Floating Palace is envisioned to be positioned as one of its kind — a novelty which guarantees unforgettable moments and an outstanding experience to all guests.
Reflecting contemporary lifestyle in the UAE, the new Kempinski Floating Palace is an addition and special touch to the hotel’s world in Dubai, long known for unparalleled achievements and attracting world tourism. This project will be another breakthrough for the already spectacular tourism industry of the country.
The main building of this floating palace, structured in four parts, is connected in the middle by a glass pyramid and offers every luxury of a 5-star hotel, from exclusive gourmet restaurants, bars, spa, pools to boutiques, banquet areas and the possibility for even larger yachts to sail in and out at the centre 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. High-quality and elegant design over two floors with a roof terrace and infinity pool, respectively twelve villas with each of two, three or four bedrooms, crew and staff rooms as well as indoor and outdoor living rooms characterise the luxury houseboats with large panoramic windows and all the technical features of a smart home. Cruising at a maximum speed of 6 nautical miles, the villas are equipped with solar panels and are designed to be environmentally friendly.
"We are delighted to be able to offer our guests in Dubai such a first experience from 2023 onwards, combining the destination's reputation as a high-tech city with the timeless European elegance of Kempinski Hotels," says Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG. "The highly innovative project by Seagate Shipyard convinces not only by its high-end technology but also through impeccable style and design."
"We are proud of what we have achieved so far, especially at the Floating Palace in Dubai, where we have partnered with a global leader in the hospitality business," Mohamed El Bahrawy, CEO and founder of Seagate Shipyard, added. "I am so grateful to Bernold Schroeder and Kempinski Hotels for their trust. It is thrilling to see, that for the first time a brand of the calibre of Kempinski will manage a floating hotel of such magnitude, and we are confident that our hotel will soon be one of the top tourist attractions in Dubai. It will undoubtedly occupy an iconic position among floating hotels all over the world."
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