Floating luxury hotel which was once a jail arrives in London

A FLOATING luxury hotel which was once a jail has arrived on the Thames in London.

The not-for-profit Good Hotel has 148 bedrooms and has been based in Amsterdam for the past year.

During its year in Amsterdam, the social enterprise venture has trained and re-integrated 70 long-term unemployed locals who were living off welfare.

A permanent presence in Amsterdam is now planned and the floating structure has been towed across the North Sea to London where it’s expected to remain for the next five years.

It was originally built in 2007 to detain illegal immigrants before being converted to a luxury hotel in 2012.

The 3 star floating hotel will join East London’s superyacht hotel in the historic Royal Docks in the borough of Newham.


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