The Sunborn floating hotel arrived in Gibraltar this morning, June 11th.
This picture, taken at 08:00, shows the Sunborn on a large transporter ship just off the Detached Mole.
The floating hotel will now spend some time in the dry docks undergoing some final works before being moved to Ocean Village where it will serve as a luxury hotel.
The floating hotel will feature a panoramic restaurant with sun terraces and a glamorous outdoor bar and lounge as well as leisure and event facilities and entertainment spaces.
Comprehensive banqueting, meeting and conference venues complete the impressive list of on-board facilities.
The Minister for Tourism Neil Costa said: “We are delighted that Sunborn has chosen Gibraltar for their 5-star plus project, which will create many jobs locally, and we believe it will become an icon and attraction for Gibraltar.”
He also said that the 5-star plus hotel and conference centre will be a significant addition to Gibraltar’s hospitality offering, targeting specifically the growing demand of luxury hotel and convention facilities.
Brian Stevendale, Director at Ocean Village, said: “We are very excited about this opportunity for Gibraltar. We recognize this is a massive investment.”