Qetaifan Projects is helping Admares provide a unique experience for World Cup fans in 2022 (provided it all goes ahead as planned). The real estate development company is owned by Katara Hospitality, was contracted by Admares to build 16 floating hotels for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar. Admares offers turnkey solutions for marine, offshore, land, and modular construction projects.
Each of the 16 hotels will be 72 metres long and 16 metres wide, providing space for 101 guest rooms as well as a restaurant and a lounge bar. The hotels are all four stories tall, resulting in a total of 1616 floating hotel rooms. “This is the first time ever that pure floating real estate has been used as a temporary solution for accommodation needs at this scale,” stated Mikael Hedberg, the CEO of Admares. “These hotels do not require major ports and deep water as their draft is significantly less than large cruise ships. After the World Cup, the hotels can be placed at any coastal location where the water is at least 4 metres deep. We are excited to be a part of the solution for the amount of accommodation needed for the FIFA World Cup 2022.”
The hotels will be moored just off of Qetaifan Island North, which is located off Lusail City. The island offers 1.3 million square metres of land, with 830,000 square metres of attractions. Among those attractions are seven beaches. The hospitality space provided by the floating hotels will situate fans perfectly to be able to attend the opening and final games of the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Lusail International Stadium. The hotels were designed by award-winning Finnish architect firm Sigge Architects. Designed to have minimal ecological impact, the hotels will rely on solar energy. Needless to say, the floating hotels will be a completely unique experience and may herald a new age of tourism and hospitality.