The world’s first floating luxury resort will open in Dubai in 2023 under the management of Kempinski Hotels. The Kempinski Floating Palace will be a 156-key floating hotel building and 12 floating luxury villas.
Anchored next to one of the most exclusive beach stretches in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach Road, guests will be brought to the hotel by speed boat, “with the possibility to sail to other anchorages at times,” and will also include a floating helipad, and a yacht parking deck for up to 16 yachts.
Developed by the UAE-based Seagate Shipyard, a unit of Egypt-based Giza Shipyard, the 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.
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 as well as for rent by hotel guests and will 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”, said Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski.
“The highly innovative project by Seagate Shipyard convinces not only by its high-end technology, but also through impeccable style and design,” he added.