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.


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