Millennium announce gravity-defying floating hotel

Apr 01,2016

At Millennium Hotelsand Resorts we've always striven to offer you the finestaccommodation and luxury breaks at our hotels. From London toAberdeen, Manchester to Cardiff and many more cities and townsbesides, we give you the opportunity to appreciate Great Britain inall its glory.

Now we've decided to take things a step (and several thousandfeet) further. Today, we're excited to announce our plans to offeryou the finest in accommodation above the UK,courtesy of our gravity-defying Millennium Floatel!

Set to launch in four years' time, in 2020, the MillenniumFloatel is an innovative leap upwards in accommodation technologyand will give guests the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled viewsacross the English countryside as they float 4100 feet aboveit.

We spoke to Avril Foalsdee, Millennium's Head of HotelAeronautics to find out more. This will be the first hotel of itskind anywhere, although at first we struggled to get the projectoff the ground. Thanks to hard-work and some forward-thinking fromsome of the world's best engineering brains, it's no longer a caseof pie in the sky. Although, you will of course be able to enjoyvarious freshly-baked pies in our 5-star restaurant. In the sky.So, technically yes, it is pie in the sky.

Kept in suspension by powerful Italian-built Aprile Uno jetengines, the Millennium Floatel will boast 401 rooms, a restaurant(the 5-star 'Le Cochon Volant'), a cinema, a spa and a large gymwhere guests can enjoy cardio and resistance machines, a range ofaerobic and yoga classes and bungee jumping.

Parking won't be an issue as guests will be transported to andfrom the floatel by helicopter, and the unique location of theaccommodation means that local residents are unlikely to betroubled by noise, due to a total lack of local residents.

Vacancies for the first few months are expected to fill upquickly, and a special cloud-based booking system has been put inplace ready to deal with the high-demand. The opening ceremony isset to be a grand affair with live music, celebrity guests and aspecial one-night only menu at the restaurant featuring a succulentpoisson d'avril as the showcase dish.

This is a hotel experience unlike any other, Avril told us,and will put other hotels in the shade, especially if we happen tobe hovering above them.

Further information will be available soon, so keep an eye onthe Millennium social media channels for further information. You'dbe a fool not to!

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