WOLF OF THE ROCK
MUCH like the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, I’m sat on the deck of a multi-million pound yacht. Unlike Belfort, I don’t have money to burn, but you don’t need millions to
stay on the world’s first five-star superyacht hotel – The Sunborn.
I’m approaching the island of Gibraltar and as the plane lands it looks like I’ve bought the dreary British weather along with me. Here, it’s raining, while back home Brits have just enjoyed the hottest weekend of the year — typical.
Not that I’m too bothered, as I’m arriving as a guest of Sunborn — the company changing the face of luxury hotels around the world. As I board the monstrous 142-metre-long vessel, a smile of disbelief beams across my face at the penthouse suite I’ve just been given the keys to.
The room itself has a spacious living room, marble bathroom, huge king bedroom and a private deck at the front of the boat — I’m the only one staying here but there are sofas and loungers for up to 16 people.
The ELECTRIC CURTAINS, flat screen TVs and king-sized bed, all controlled remotely, are exciting, but the most impressive thing about this luxury superyacht hotel is the price.
Unlike many high-end retreats in the sun, this one’s affordable, with rooms starting from just £193 a night and flights with Monarch from as little as £69.99.
The £200million, custom-built ship has already attracted attention from around the world. Despite having done little marketing, eager guests are desperate for a piece of the floating hotel.