Dining is no longer going to be conventional, as the megapolis got its first floating hotel - 'AB Celestial' - where one can enjoy a relaxing evening in the backdrop of the iconic Bandra -Worli sea link.The ground floor of the “floatel” will be a 24-hour coffee shop where as the first floor will be for banqueting. The second floor will be a high end lounge bar and the open terrace will be the sky lounge and dining area.
AB Celestial is the first ever Floating restaurant in Mumbai. It is designed and imported from the US, having three-tier luxury dining floatel with a sky deck, two galleys and a capacity to accommodate a minimum of 660 guests across four tiers.
It will give a 360 degree view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea. The ground floor of the flotal will be a 24 hour coffee shop where as the first floor will be banqueting. The second floor will be a high end lounge bar and the open terrace will be the sky lounge and dining.
The floatel was launched in 2014 by then tourism minister Chhagan Bhujbal, but was not opened to public due to issues of permissions, officials added.It has been operated by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in partnership with WB International Consultant and AB Hospitality.source
It’s a three story boat with a sky deck, two galleys, an all-day coffee shop, a sky lounge, a lounge bar and a banquet hall. It can accommodate over 600 guests at a time. Meals served will be European and Continental and the cost for two people would be approximately Rs.5000.
The AB Celestial is docked off the Bandra harbour and offers a 360 degree view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea.It has been developed by the Maharashtra Tourist Development Corporation in association with WB International Consultant and AB Hospitality.
Currently, states such as Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry already run floating hotels and attract a good number of tourists. Cities like New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Saigon in Vietnam, have floating restaurants.
It will have everything for a quality time worth spent in a luxurious way possible, Be it Clubbing and having drinks, A cup of coffee, Continental dinner, Celebrating events like parties and weddings etc. But like any other projects (Specially related to coastal) permissions hinders and the beautiful dream and new coastal attraction of Mumbai got delayed with the US made floatel been ready yet be kept ported at MPT (Mumbai Port Trust) for the correct time to come.
This new theme hotel is docked at the Maharashtra Maritime Board's jetty at Bandra under the Bandra-Worli Sea link, Maharashtra Tourism Development CorporationBSE 0.00 % (MTDC) said in a release.This luxury floating hotel was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently. The concept is conceived by WB International Consultants (the founder of AB Celestial) in association with MTDC and Maharashtra Maritime Board.The AB Celestial is designed and imported from the US, having three-tier luxury dining floatel with a sky deck, two galleys and a capacity to accommodate a minimum of 660 guests across four tiers, it said. The floatel, mainly targeted at affluent and foreign tourists, also houses two multi-cuisine restaurants including a club lounge equipped with a 24-hour coffee shop.
The flotal is docked at the Maharashtra Maritime Board’s jetty at Bandra and has a capacity of 800+ passengers. It will give a 360 degree view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea.The floatel, mainly targeted at affluent and foreign tourists, also houses two multi-cuisine restaurants including a club lounge equipped with a 24-hour coffee shop.