16 floating hotels will be built on the shores of Qetaifan Island North in Qatar for the World Cup 2022. The hotels will provide accommodation for the people within the fan villages during the event.
They are 72 m long and 16 m wide, each consisting of 101 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge bar. All of the 16 four-storey hotels will be identical, offering a total of 1,616 floating hotel rooms.
The hotels will be built according to the strictest energy standards and they will rely on solar energy. To ensure the overall functionality and attractiveness of the hotels, the modern and urban buildings have been designed by the award-winning Finnish architect firm, Sigge Architects.
For the first time ever, pure floating real estate is being used as a temporary solution for accommodation needs at this scale. The hotels do not require major ports and deep water as their draft is significantly less than large cruise ships.