Mumbai Launches its First Ever Floating Hotel

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by Shehab Khan, The Independent, March 13, 2017

Mumbai’s first 24-hour floating hotel has been launched by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The five-deck ship, named AB Celestial, can host 660 guests and has a crew of 110.

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It is anchored off Bandra and has a sky deck, a dining lounge, a coffee shop and a banquet hall.

The luxury hotel was designed and imported from the US and has a 360 degree view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, according to Business Today.

It operated for a ten-day period in 2014 as a trial and has now been granted all the necessary permission to stay open full-time.

The “floatel” is targeting affluent and foreign tourists and a range for notable figures, including film personalities, cricketers and politicians are all expected to visit.

The project is thought to have cost 20 million rupees (£240,000), according to the Times of India.

Currently a number of regions in India have floating hotels, including Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry.

 

This article was written by Shehab Khan from The Independent and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected].

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