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Mumbai, the city of dreams, never ceases to amaze. Its enchanting skyline clubbed with its vibrant nightlife make it one of the finest cities in the world. The city a melting pot of cultures, be it the people, the festivals or the food. Mumbai is home to some of the best restaurants of India and the latest addition to its crown is a floating hotel in Bandra. That’s right! Mumbai’s first private floating hotel was made open for operations on Saturday after it was launched by Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. ALSO SEE Did you know these cool facts about the Bandra-Worli Sea Link? Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga: IndiGo Cancels 17 Flights to And From Mumbai, to Operate Only 3
One of the cool things about this floating hotel is that it will be open 24 hours, which is pretty characteristic of the city that never sleeps. The hotel is built on a five-deck ship named AB Celestial. It shall offer food, alcoholic beverages and room services. It also boasts of a coffee shop, a banquet hall, a dining lounge and a sky deck along with eight rooms. The ship is anchored off Bandra at the jetty under the Bandra Worli Sea Link. The hotel boasts of a crew of 110 and can host up to 800 guests. CHECK OUT Top 15 pubs and restaurants in Bandra every foodie must visit Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'
Having cost close to Rs 20 crore, the floating hotel is a new feather in Mumbai’s hat. The hotel had a 10-day trial run in May 2014 and has since obtained all the required permissions from relevant authorities like environment and excise. It can be expected to be bustling with activity soon as Mumbaikars are always looking for new places to eat and drink and a hotel that floats is quite difficult to resist!
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