World's 1st aircraft carrier-turned luxury hotel opens in Tianjin

Updated: 2012-01-04
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Tianjin aircraft carrier hotel
Water bed: The presidential suite inside the decommissioned former aircraft carrier
 
Tianjin aircraft carrier hotel
First class: The bathroom in the presidential suite where guests enjoy impeccable services
 
World's first aircraft carrier hotel
Glamorous: After being sold to a Chinese company, the Kiev is now leading a much more sedate life as a luxury hotel
 
Talk about being creative — China has transformed a Russian Kiev class aircraft carrier into a luxury hotel, making it the first of its kind in the world.

China has been steadily making its mark on the luxury industry and this latest revelation is no exception. Spending $15 million on the transformation, China took the ship, originally intended to carry fighter jets, and made it into a luxury hotel with modern amenities and Asian-themed décor.

According to reports, the ship used to be part of the Binhai Aircraft Park project and was primarily used to display modern military equipment. Now, there are 148 high-end rooms including 2 presidential suits, 3 VIP guest rooms and 137 standard rooms. The ship also features dining and common areas decked out in traditional oriental color and pattern schemes.

Bookings are expected to begin towards the end of January, 2012.
 
SOURCE: Haute Living
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