This grounded plane is on its way to a new life in the hotel business.
Russian entrepreneur Felix Demin has skyrocketing dreams for the Boeing 737 he bought in 2021. for the insiderThe 31-year-old bought the commercial aircraft from former Indonesian airline Mandala Air, which ceased operations in 2014.
Now, she’s in the midst of transforming the old-looking ship into a state-of-the-art luxury villa in Bali to begin welcoming guests this March. Rates for a stay at the Behemoth Lodging will be much higher than domestic airfare: the cost of one night has been set at around $7,300.
Once customers board in the coming months, the Boeing’s interior will be almost unrecognizable, let alone some of its defining structural features. To make room for living space, Demin has removed its seats and flying equipment from the aircraft, replacing the equipment with two bedrooms and a winged roof, according to the renderings. Where there used to be a cockpit, there will now be a luxury bathroom with a spa-like stone tub. Adjacent to the jetty will be an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
“Externally and structurally, it’s a jet plane that we’ve converted into a luxury hotel,” the insider explained. To get the plane to the edge of the cliff, Demin needed not only a permit, but a week in September 2021, during which the plane was driven in different parts to the side of a mountain.
according to a expedia listing There will also be “free self-parking,” a kitchen, air conditioning, a 24-hour front desk, and complimentary wireless Internet access, as for the Private Jet Villa by the Hanging Gardens, as it’s named.