Set to welcome its first guests in 2023, the luxury hotel will open as a floating building around which 12 likewise floating luxury villas will be grouped with the possibility to travel to other anchorages at times.
In the land of unlimited possibilities—the United Arab Emirates and more precisely in Dubai—nothing seems to be impossible. The high-tech metropolis and emirate of superlatives is always up for surprises and with the new extraordinary Kempinski Floating Palace, discerning guests have awaited a jewel of a very special kind.
The property will be anchored next to one of the most exclusive beach stretches in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach Road, an area highly sought after by luxury travellers and locals alike for its vibrant hotels and F&B scene. Guests will be brought to the 156-room and suite hotel or their villas by speed boat or arrive directly with their own boats. Moreover, a connected floating helipad next to an impressive yacht parking deck for up to 16 yachts allows for a select clientele to arrive in style. The Floating Palace is envisioned to be positioned as one of its kind—a novelty which guarantees unforgettable moments and an outstanding experience for all guests.
Reflecting the contemporary lifestyle in the UAE, the new Kempinski Floating Palace is an addition to the world of fascinating architecture that calls Dubai home and special touch to the hotel world in that is long known for unparalleled achievements and attracting world tourism.
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.
“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.”
The 12 luxury villas connected by pontoons are partly for sale but also for rent by hotel guests who benefit from all the services offered at the hotel. High-quality and elegant design over two floors with a roof terrace and infinity pool can be found in the twelve villas with each of two, three or four bedrooms, crew and staff rooms. Indoor and outdoor living rooms characterise 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.
The grandeur and multitude of building a floating hotel that will compete in the luxury and hospitality industry is an honourable project to be taken by Kempinski and another breakthrough for the already spectacular tourism industry of Dubai.