Superyachts have become the world's ultimate symbol of wealth and exclusivity. This unique concept – the yacht hotel – combines the high value associated with luxury yachts and a modern hotel.
There are many advantages to this. Floating hotels can be easily relocated and they offer the security of a hotel investment that can be moved for economic reasons or where a location has become politically unstable.
There are significant financial benefits in being able to build where there is no available land, particularly when a waterfront location is next high-value commercial real estate. As movable properties yacht hotels can also be located in protected locations, both natural or historic, where they have the advantage of leaving no environmental footprint after removal.
Sunborn Gibraltar and Sunborn London are due to open in March 2014.
Sunborn Gibraltar is the first of a new breed of five-star yacht hotels, with moorings planned in London and Barcelona and projects under development in Europe, USA, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Russia.
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