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Gibraltar Suite and terraces

The Super Yacht Hotel Sunborn, the privately-owned property development and investment company based in Finland, is setting up an exclusive Sunborn Yacht Hotel in Ocean Village. Sunborn yachts are designed to meet EU standards as a European Green Building, and on board they feature innovative eco-friendly technology. The hotel yachts are designed with zero discharge and emission policy and will not be using engines or generators while moored. As movable properties, yacht hotels have the advantage of leaving no environmental footprint after removal. Sunborn has pioneered the yacht hotel — a unique approach to luxury hotel development — over 15 years and has owned and operated floating hotels in London and Finland. Custom-built for the location the yacht hotel will be 5-star, featuring extensive hotel, leisure and event facilities, and is due to open in late 2013. The hotel will feature a panoramic restaurant with sun terraces and a glamorous outdoor bar and lounge and entertainment spaces. Banqueting, meeting and conference venues of a size presently unavailable in Gibraltar complete the list of on-board facilities. The floating structure — subject to the Gibraltar planning process — will be attached to the dockside by mooring arms that are specially designed to hold the yacht in a fixed and solid position. Guest will access the vessel via a faced entrance and an enclosed glass bridge. Hans Niemi, Director of Sunborn Group operations in Europe said: “Our unique con-

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cept — the yacht hotel — combines the high value associated with luxury yachts and a modern 5-star hotel. We are delighted to be working with the stakeholders in Gibraltar to bring Sunborn to Ocean Village, which we believe is the perfect home for The Sunborn Yacht Hotel, with the infrastructure and client base already in place.” Government Minister Neil Costa said: “We

Launched in 1998 the Sunborn London (above) was the world’s first custom-built luxury yacht hotel

are delighted that Sunborn has chosen Gibraltar for their 5-star plus project. The yacht hotel will create many jobs locally, and we believe it will become an icon and attraction for Gibraltar.” n For further information visit Sunborn’s website: http://sunborn.com/yacht-hotels

Dining facilities onboard the Gibraltar Yacht Hotel

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The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...

The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...