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Kempinski Hotels unveils plans for World’s first Floating Sea Palace Resort

Kempinski Hotels, a Luxury hospitality group in Europe and which also happens to be the oldest European hospitality group, has unveiled plans for World’s first Floating Sea Palace Resort.

For the first time, a luxury hotel, Kempinski Floating Palace, is opening as a floating building around which 12 likewise floating luxury villas are grouped with the possibility to sail to other anchorages at times. The hotel will be anchored next to one of the most exclusive beach stretches in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach Road, highly sought after by luxury travellers and locals alike for its vibrant hotels and F&B scene and guests will be brought to the property by speed boat or arrive directly with their own boats. Moreover, there will a connected floating helipad next to an impressive yacht parking deck for up to 16 yachts.

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.

Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG, said:

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.

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The main building of this floating palace, structured in four parts, will be connected in the middle by a glass pyramid and will offer every luxury of a 5-star hotel, from exclusive gourmet restaurants, bars, spa, swimming 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 swimming pool, respectively 12 villas with each of 2, 3 or 4 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.

Mr. Mohamed El Bahrawy, CEO and founder of Seagate Shipyard, said:

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 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.

Meanwhile, Kempinski Hotels recently announced that it will open its first South American property in Brazil in 2024.

Recently, Hyatt announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai.

Featured image by Kempinski Hotels

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