Floating hotel planned for the city of romance
French architectural firm Seine Design is currently working on constructing a floating hotel in Paris, which is set to launch in the first quarter of 2016. Dubbed "OFF Paris Seine", the floating river hotel will feature 58 guests rooms, a scenic guest lounge with open views over the river, a 10 meter (32.8 ft) lap pool, an onboard restaurant and a 400 square meter (4,305 sq ft) outdoor terrace.
OFF Paris Seine was created in response to a call for projects by the Ports of Paris, and was presented to the group by Citysurfing's CEO Christophe Gallineau and architect Gérard Ronzatti.
"Thisinnovative project will add to the attractiveness of Paris and aimsat bringing life to new urban areas, which have for a long time beenabandoned by the city and its inhabitants," Seine Design tellsGizmag.
Althoughthe floatinghotel will appear similar to a cameraman, the final structure willcomprise two separate floating facilities, securely adjoinedtogether. Measuring 80 m (262.5 ft) long and 18 m (59 ft)wide, the hotel will be built using modular techniques and will provide luxury, pleasure and privacy to its on board guests. Thefirst floor of guest rooms are strategically situated to appearto be floating just above the waterline.
Thedesign of this floating hotel will be quite French and Parisian, including zinc roofing that's distinctive to mostbuildings in Paris. The vessel will be built using mostly recyclablematerials such as steel, wood and glass and will feature awater-water thermal exchange heat pump alongside a centralizedpower system designed to maintain energy efficiency on board.
TheOFF Paris Seinewillbe docked at Charles de Gaulle Bridge, just a short walk fromNotre Dame. A night on board will set you back between €160to €450(approximately US$180 to $500).
Sources: Seine Design, Citysurfing via Le Figaro
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