QE2 to become a floating hotel and moved to Asia

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QE2 to become a floating hotel and moved to Asia

Earlier this week, an announcement was made that the former Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, is to be moved from her current home in Dubai to Asia. The legendary luxury liner is to be transformed into a floating hotel comprising of 500 guest rooms, a maritime museum, three Michelin-starred restaurants and a café/bar offering food and drink inspired from past QE2 menus.

According to Daniel Chui, the managing director of Oceanic Group, a Singapore company who will lead-manage the project, the floating hotel will offer at least 400 guest rooms and 100 suites and that the project has received a substantial amount of interest from many leading five star hotel groups, of which they are hopeful to release more details about the exciting project in the near future.

In regards to the ships final destination, a number of Asian cities have expressed their interest in welcoming the QE2 to the waterfronts, although nothing has been confirmed at this time.

QE2 - Photo courtesy of www.chriscunard.com

Photo provided by www.chriscunard.com

The 293 metre long vessel was bought by a subsidiary of Dubai World in June 2007 for $100 million dollars, where plans were announced to turn the famous liner into a floating hotel and entertainment centre at the Palm Jumeriah. Although since the QE2 arrived in Dubai during the final quarter of 2008, the ship has been berthed in Dubai's Port Rashid and her refurbishment was put on hold.

The announcement comes a few weeks after rumours began that the QE2 was to be sold for scrap in China, something of which was dismissed by the ships current owners in Dubai. As a whole, the latest announcement has been welcomed by the majority of people, including Cunard Line, and we look forward to sharing more details with you about the future of one of the worlds most loved cruise liners in the future.

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