An abandoned Boeing 737 is being converted into a luxurious Bali vacation villa
There will be two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an infinity pool, a side terrace, and even a helipad on the refit jet.
Can you tell what kind of bird it is? It looks like a plane, doesn't it? A luxury hotel has opened inside a commercial jet, reportedly the first of its kind in the world. There's a non-boarding pass requirement for entering the vacation villa that was once part of the now-defunct Mandala Airlines Boeing 737. On Bali's Nyang Nyang beach, the retired aircraft sits on the edge of a cliff about 500 feet above the water. Refitted jets will be available to rent for about $7,300 a night once they are finished, hopefully within the next few months.
A team of entrepreneurs and investors led by Felix Demin and Alexander Lebedev are spearheading the project. Over the years, Demin has founded three other hotels in Bali, so he certainly understands the market. Business Insider reported that it took a week to transport the plane to its current position after obtaining permits from the local government. According to Rich Report, this is a jet aircraft that has been converted into a luxury hotel from the outside and the inside.
To make room for accommodations, the airliner had to be stripped of all its seats and flying equipment. The shell of the plane (and the portholes) are the only things that let you know you're on a plane. It also helps that the design scheme is minimalist. The former cockpit of the jet has been transformed into a stylish bathroom with a circular stone bathtub. In addition to the kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, you'll find a dining nook.
Outside, one of the wings has been converted into a terrace where you and your friends can enjoy the views. A lounger and poolside infinity pool are also available for you to enjoy the views of the ocean. As a bonus, guests will also enjoy complimentary self-parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk service. Bringing your helicopter on holiday is even possible thanks to the helipad.