Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paris is about to get a
hotel in the middle of the Seine.
Called Off-Paris Seine, the new three-star
property will be housed in a converted catamaran with 58 rooms and a swimming
pool.
As the name denotes, it will be located in the heart of Paris on the
Seine along the Quai d'Austerlitz.
Other European capitals like Budapest, Copenhagen, and London (to say
nothing of Bora Bora and the Maldives) have had hotels parked on their shores
for years, but this will be the City of Light's first foray into the world
of floating hotels.
Off-Paris Seine was created as part of a partnership between Citysurfing, a
company dedicated to decreasing urban crowding with eco-friendly floating
structures, and the French boutique hotel chain Elegancia, which is the group
behind the affordable and chic Parisian Hotel Crayon.
The $11.8 million (€11 million) floating hotel was constructed in
Normandy; next week, it will be towed down the river from Rouen to its new
home in Paris near the Pont Charles de Gaulle.
It's expected to welcome its
first guests aboard next spring, with rooms costing between $170 for a bedroom
and $483 for a suite, according to the website The Local.
If you love the idea of a floating hotel, but want to stay loyal to your
usual Paris home base (the Four Seasons Hotel George V, perhaps?) there are
several other water-borne lodging options around the world: among them
Bert's Barges, a one-room hotel moored in London's Regent's Canal; the
Float House on the River Kwai in Thailand; Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in the
Bocas del Toro section of Panama; Ghent's Boatel; and Salt & Sill, which
is moored in the water outside of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Or, if you'd rather not stay on the water for longer than a meal, a
floating restaurant is always an option.
The first floating hotel in Paris is about to open on the
Seine.
Called Off-Paris Seine, the new three-star hotel will be housed in a
converted catamaran with 58 rooms and a swimming pool.
Find out more.

0 commentaires:

Post a Comment

Travel Club. Powered by Blogger.

Popular Posts

Popular Posts

.