Football fans visiting Qatar for the 2022 World Cup will be able to stay in bizarre floating island hotels
There are plans for 16 to be built on the shores of Qetaifan Island North Each identical building will have 101 guest rooms, a restaurant and a lounge barAfter the World Cup, the hotels can be moved to any other coastal location
Football fans at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be able to stay in one of these bizarre floating hotels.
There are plans for 16 of the quirky hotels to be built on the shores of Qetaifan Island North, which is close to Lusail International Stadium, where the opening and final games of the tournament will be played.
Each identical building will boast 101 guest rooms, a restaurant and a lounge bar over four floors. In total, they will create 1,616 floating hotel rooms.
A rendering showing the bizarre floating hotels that football fans heading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be able to stay in
The hotels, which have been designed by Finnish architecture firm Sigge Architects, will be built by Admares, a construction firm also from Finland, which describes itself as ‘the world leader in alternative real estate with pioneering construction methods’.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qetaifan Projects, the company developing Qetaifan Island North, to build the hotels.
Mikael Hedberg, the CEO of Admares, said: ‘This is the first time ever that pure floating real estate has been used as a temporary solution for accommodation needs at this scale.
‘These hotels do not require major ports and deep water as their draft is significantly less than large cruise ships.