Hospitality project is expected to open its doors in 2023 and will be positioned as a one of its kind
Kempinski plans to develop what is billed as the world’s first floating resort at Jumeirah, Dubai, in partnership within Seagate Shipyard.
The Kempinski Floating Palace is to open as a floating building around which 12 floating luxury villas are grouped.
The hotel is expected to be positioned as a one of its kind, a novelty which guarantees unforgettable moments and an outstanding experience to all guests when it opens its doors in 2023, the hospitality group said.
Guests will be brought to the 156-room and suite hotel or their villas by speed boats or they can arrive directly in their own boats. A connected floating helipad next to a yacht parking deck for up to 16 yachts, allows discerning guests to arrive in style, a statement from Kempinski noted.
“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. The highly innovative project by Seagate Shipyard convinces not only by its high-end technology, but also through impeccable style and design,” explained Bernold Schroeder, CEO of Kempinski Group and chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski.
The hotel 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 statement continued.
The main building will be structured in four parts and is to be connected in the middle by a glass pyramid and aims to offer every luxury of a five-star hotel. The structure will be designed around the possibility for larger yachts to sail in and out at the centre of the hotel.
The 12 luxury villas will have the ability to sail to other anchorages and will be connected by pontoons. Cruising at a maximum speed of six nautical miles, the villas are equipped with solar panels and are designed to be environmentally friendly, the group stated.
“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. I am so grateful to 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,” concluded Mohamed El Bahrawy, CEO and founder of Seagate Shipyard.