Water about that! Gdańsk to get country’s first ‘bona fide’ floating hotel – The First News

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Entitled Feel Harmony, the boutique’s investment will consist of 72 rooms spread over three barges and will include a whiskey bar, café, restaurant, spa and waterfront terraces.
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Hailed as the first such project in Poland, the country’s first bona fide floating hotel is expected to welcome travelers in the not too distant future.

Entitled Feel Harmony, the boutique’s investment will consist of 72 rooms spread over three barges and will include a whiskey bar, café, restaurant, spa and waterfront terraces.

The Feel Harmony is marketed as the country’s first true floating hotel.Press documents

Opened in Gdańsk, the hotel will be located a stone’s throw from the Philharmonic as well as the historic city center and world-class attractions such as the WWII Museum.

While Poland can already boast a fair amount of floating stays, Feel Harmony is being marketed as the first true hotel-style establishment of its kind.

Kornelia Bargielska, president of River Point, the real estate company behind the project, told TFN: “Besides the sleeping service, our guests will be looking for unusual emotions, and this is where the proximity to water and panoramic views from the bedrooms play a part. “Press documents

According to Kornelia Bargielska, president of River Point, the real estate company behind the project, it will set a new standard compared to existing waterfront housing.

“So far, we’ve only seen small floating hosting projects,” she told TFN. “Feel harmony will not only be on an entirely different scale, but also of a completely different character.

“Our facility will have all the functions of a hotel, such as a spa area with sauna and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as all hotels should. In addition, it will also serve as an intimate marina for small vessels.

Targeting tourists and business travelers, however, it was the non-standard features that generated the most interest.

“Besides the sleeping service, our guests will be looking for unusual emotions,” says Bargielska, “and this is where the proximity to the water and the panoramic views from the rooms play a role. “

Bargielska added: “Our facility will have all the functions of a hotel, such as a spa area with sauna and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as all hotels should. In addition, it will also serve as an intimate marina for small vessels.Press documents

In addition, she continues, the hotel will offer guests the unique chance to be away from nature while settling in the city center.

“The main advantage is the location,” says Bargielska, “but from a business point of view it also makes sense – being on the water the hotel is resistant to possible climate changes such as, for example, the rising waters.”

Neither has Gdańsk was an accidental choice. “It is much more than a beautiful and one of a kind city,” says Bargielska. “It is also the fastest growing tourist destination in Poland in recent years and its potential is still inexhaustible.

The hotel will be located a short walk from the Philharmonie as well as the historic city center and world-class attractions such as the WWII Museum.Press documents

“The high occupancy rate of the accommodation is one of the best in the country, and another advantage is the large number of national and international visitors.

Bargielska said that “from a business point of view it also makes sense – being on the water the hotel is resistant to possible climate changes like, for example, rising waters”. Press documents

According to the Gdańsk Tourism Organization, more than 3.4 million people visited the city in 2019, and although hard hit by the pandemic, it still registered 2 million visitors in 2020.

Meanwhile, hotel occupancy rates have traditionally hovered around the 70% mark, making the city an attractive proposition for hotel developers and operators.

According to the Gdańsk Tourism Organization, more than 3.4 million people visited the city in 2019, and although hard hit by the pandemic, it still registered 2 million visitors in 2020.Kalbar / TFN

In this area, the area where the Feel Harmony will be moored has proven to be particularly popular.

Once considered an abandoned and neglected part of town, today it has become a central part of any sightseeing itinerary thanks to the bustling food and drink scene on the revamped Granary Island, as well as the introduction of attractions such as the Ferris wheel, the famous philharmonic and amazing gateways to connect the district to the old town.

Kalbar / TFN

Once considered an abandoned and neglected part of town, today it has become a central part of any sightseeing itinerary thanks to the bustling food and drink scene on the revamped Granary Island, as well as the introduction of attractions such as the Ferris wheel, the famous philharmonic and amazing gateways to connect the district to the old town.Kalbar / TFN

With the concept preparation and approval phase already completed, the Feel Harmony is expected to open in 2023.

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