Sunborn International is pioneering a unique approach to the development of exclusive accommodation in the form of super yacht hotels.
The company launched two new hotels in March 2014, with Sunborn London operated by ISS Hotel Division London and Sunborn Gibraltar operated under Sunborn International.
Super yachts have become the world’s ultimate symbol of wealth and exclusivity and Sunborn’s unique concept combines the privacy of a super yacht with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. Sunborn has invested over €200 million in the two new super yacht hotels and both have been designed to the highest specification, offering exquisite accommodation, facilities and exceptional service.
Sunborn Londonis located in the prestigious Royal Victoria docks, next to ExCeL London. Originally serving as Sunborn Princess at the renowned Naantali Spa in Finland, Sunborn London underwent a complete refurbishment of the exterior and interiors and was brought to London in time for its opening in March.
The 120 metre length, Sunborn London offers 138 spacious yacht bedrooms and suites over five floors with entertaining space, including a fine dining restaurant, bar, auditorium and conference rooms, state of the art gym and vast outside decks and private terraces.
The recent regeneration of East London and the Newham Borough made this an ideal location for Sunborn London. The hotel primarily attracts corporate clients, with its close proximity to ExCeL, which alone expects to welcome four million visitors during 2014, London City Airport and Canary Wharf. However the hotel’s luxury accommodation and facilities also provide the ideal base from which to enjoy the local attractions, including the O2, Greenwich and the Emirates Airline.
Sunborn Gibraltaris located in the new Ocean Village Marina, offering guest’s uninterrupted views across the Gibraltar Straits and to the tip of Africa. This super yacht hotel offers the first official 5 star hotel accommodation to visitors of the rock, with 18,500²m of floor space the hotel has 189 rooms and suites over 7 floors.
Sunborn International invested €150 million to create this spectacular 142 meter super yacht hotel. Guests will have the feeling that they are residing on their very own super yacht whilst enjoying the facilities of a luxury hotel. Taking advantage of the breath-taking views was key to the overall design and every room features floor to ceiling, sliding windows and a private sundeck to further enhance the feeling of exclusivity and to take in the iconic scenery.
Similarly to London, Sunborn Gibraltar targets the corporate market with their extensive on board event facilities and vast conference rooms. For the leisure guest there are a variety of fine dining restaurants, cocktail bars, a large pool and sundeck, a spa, gym and casino, as well as a grand ballroom which can cater for any event from weddings to product launches. A focal point is the top deck restaurant, which features a retractable roof allowing guests to enjoy alfresco dining all year round.
Commenting on the new Sunborn Yacht Hotels, Owner, Hans Niemi, said: “Our goal is to expand the Sunborn Yacht Hotel concept to well-known locations around the world. The new hotel in London, currently the world’s most important city – together with a dynamic Mediterranean location in Gibraltar, gives us a an important platform for the Sunborn brand and business concept, Our yacht hotels are hotel properties which deliver significant benefits.”
Crave Interactive Ltd
Crave Interactive Ltd are leading the way in the supply of in-room tablets and guest apps to hotels worldwide. The tablets are designed to replace all paper within hotels and provide guests with a range of services from room service ordering, guest messaging, promoting hotel services, plus the ability to read over 90 newspapers from across the world.
Crave will also securely deliver 3rd party apps, within the Crave App, including kids games and common tools like Skype. In addition, the tablets offer guests a unique city guide which has been expertly produced by specially commissioned travel writers.
Some of Crave’s great customers in the UK include the famous Chewton Glen, Dormy House, Hotel Xenia and TheWellesley and Crave is delighted to add Sunborn London to the rapidly growing portfolio.
Working on Sunborn London, Crave Interactive Ltd has supplied the super yacht hotel with Sony Xperia tablets in each room and a downloadable app for guests to use before, during and after their stay on their own devices.
Crave Interactive Ltd Commercial Director, Tim Butterworth, said:
“Sunborn London is an innovative project which has allowed us to showcase our range of services. It is great to be associated once again with such a high profile client.”
Sunborn London General Manager, Andreas Stys, said:
“I am looking forward to working with Crave on this project – it will make a huge difference to Sunborn as we can offer all our hotel’s services on the in-room tablet with the advantage of being able to update the content instantly.”