London has its fair share of glamorous hotels. There’s the Ritz and the Dorchester and a lot more stashed with swanky pillows which let you delve in luxury and enjoy the most unforgettable experiences in your life. This August, preferably August 4th 2014, the list of glamorous hotels in London is going to be joined by one amazing and happening name; The Sunborn.
The Sunborn is going to be an amazing four-star yacht hotel, which will have 138 spacious rooms on board with suites, a restaurant, a cinema, spa treatment facilities, meeting and conference rooms, and a lot more added facilities. There will be an elegant reception area, lounge, bar, banqueting facilities, auditorium and also a three-level venue for events. The outdoor terraces will face towards the Canary Wharf and the Siemens Crystal. The fine-dining restaurant onboard the yacht will be able to seat 80 people at a time and it will have a very stylish and exciting wheelhouse for private dining.
The Sunborn is going to be the first floating hotel, super yacht hotel in London. It is being managed by ISS Facility Services and will mark London’s first living wage employer in a yacht hotel.
The hotel will open from this spring and will be located on the waterfront at the western end of the Royal Victoria Dock. The yacht hotel is situated at a short walking distance from the main entrance of the ExCel London.
Rooms will start at £180 per night. The Sunborn is a six deck hotel, just half of titanic’s length but a bit more far behind the Queen Elizabeth 2. So, those who want to experience the bliss and excitement of a cruise ship without having to leave the country will now be able to spend some time at this yacht hotel. The hotel is permanently moored in London on the Royal Victoria Dock.
Although the Sunborn is going to be the first super-yacht hotel in London, it is a disappointment to learn that the company Sunborn hasn’t really chosen to capitalize on this venture here. The guests who might be thinking to delve into luxury, the oligarch-type, are going to be a bit disappointed because the vessel gives more feeling of a tired cruise ship than a super-luxury yacht for the rich and spoiled.
The rooms might be generous in their sizes and will have private balconies, but the entry-level rooms have features which are similar to any bland chain hotel that you might have visited previously. The beige walls, cramped bathrooms with showers and no baths, and nondescript artwork on the walls is something similar to other common hotels and is nothing that you might have not seen before. Suites meanwhile will feature Jacuzzis and saunas. The toiletries are going to be sponsored by Molton Brown. An addition, however, is going to be the in-room provision of a Sony tab which will let you access all the hotel’s facilities and shops.
All in all, the Sunborn London will be more of a business hotel at heart, but will definitely be one of its kind in London.