5 Feb, 2014 @ 15:20
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World’s first five star floating hotel docks in Gibraltar

A WORLD first arrived in Gibraltar last week.

The Sunborn Gibraltar, the only 5-star floating hotel in the world, finally docked beside the casino, in Ocean Village, ahead of its official opening on March 1.

Around a month behind schedule, the 189-room hotel will offer luxury rooms from £228 a night with wifi included.

Brian Stevendale, the hotel’s chief executive, commented that the final move into position went perfectly and that they would soon been fully staffed and ready to open.

Sandra Lamplough, managing director at Ocean Village, told the Olive Press: “We are delighted that Sunborn has chosen Ocean Village for its location.

“The luxury hotel and conference venue slots into our high-end marina resort perfectly, not least because we offer the convenience of being just minutes from the border and international airport.

“Sunborn Gibraltar is a welcome addition to the local community, fills a gap in the market for quality accommodation, and we are very much looking forward to its imminent opening.”

Much of the preparation work was undertaken by British engineering company Roger Bullivant, which has an office on the Costa del Sol.

Tom Powell

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