Kempinski‌ ‌unveils‌ ‌plans‌ ‌for‌ ‌spectacular‌ ‌floating‌ ‌hotel‌ ‌in‌ ‌Dubai‌ ‌

by | 21 Dec 2021 | Projects

Anchored next to one of Dubai’s finest beaches, the extraordinary Kempinski Floating Palace will feature a 156-key luxury hotel, 12 villas, a yacht parking deck and a helipad.

This one-of-a-kind project looks set to capture the imagination of even the most jaded international travellers.

Making a splash in the UAE

Kempinksi has revealed that it intends to open a floating luxury resort in 2023 with help from Seagate Shipyard. The Swiss hotel group explained that the scheme will be anchored next to an exclusive stretch of beach on Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai, and incorporate a luxury hotel alongside 12 villas ‘grouped with the possibility to sail to other anchorages at times’.

To help travellers reach Kempinski Floating Palace in style, there’ll be a connected floating helipad next to a yacht parking deck with capacity for 16 vessels.

“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, CEO 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.”

Sailing yachts through the resort

The resort’s main building will be structured in four parts, connected in the centre by a glass pyramid. It’ll offer everything guests expect from a five-star hotel, including gourmet restaurants, bars, pools, spas, shops and banqueting facilities – as well as scope for yachts to sail in and out of the middle of the property.

Meanwhile, the 12 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas will be connected by pontoons and offered ‘partly for sale but also for rent by hotel guests and benefit from all the services offered at the hotel’. These ‘luxury houseboats’ will span two floors below an expansive roof terrace with infinity pool, and incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows plus indoor and outdoor living rooms.

“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,” said Mohamed El Bahrawy, CEO and founder of Seagate Shipyard. “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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