Planning approval granted for environmentally-friendly replacement yacht
Finnish group Sunborn will take over the management of the award-winning Sunborn London superyacht hotel, which was previously operated by Danish facility services company ISS on March 1, 2021. The UK hospitality arm of ISS has successfully run the hotel in a long-standing relationship with Sunborn for over 15 years.
Sunborn is set to develop and grow in the coming years, and is investing further in the London location and the yacht hotel concept. The Newham area is in the midst of tremendous growth, developing and changing with thousands of new homes, the Cross Rail, and the potential expansion of the Excel Centre. The borough is well placed to take much of London’s eastward growth, and by 2025 it is estimated that £22 billion will have been invested in the area. On February 4, 2021, Newham's council for strategic development committee granted approval for planning for the new Sunborn yacht hotel at Royal Victoria Square, which will replace the existing yacht, and become the most environmentally friendly hotel in London.
All Sunborn London employees will be transferred under TUPE law and will be joining an international family business with over 50 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Marc Skvorc, Chief Operating Officer of Sunborn Yacht Hotels, comments: “We believe in our London location and as travel returns we are ready to welcome guests looking for that special weekend getaway or business meeting destination. We’d like to thank ISS for their input and hard work over the last 15 years, as we enter a new era in which the London hotel operations now come into the Sunborn Yacht Hotel family. With two market leading hotels, the future is bright when we can push past the pandemic. We are developing a new property for the London site with nearly 100 more rooms and state of the art ecological technology. In addition, we are developing new yacht hotels for exciting destinations in North America, including New York City and Miami, and other destinations in Europe.”
Sunborn is a privately owned group of companies, with experience in innovative hospitality, healthcare and real-estate operations. Both the property development, ownership and management operations comprise more than 50 group companies including international hotels, resorts properties, restaurants, healthcare and senior living real-estate. The group’s affiliated real-estate portfolio is valued in excess of €0.5 billion.
Sunborn are specialists in floating and modular construction, including the development, construction and ownership of both on- and off-shore yacht hotels and modular real estate.
Sunborn operates globally in Finland, Spain, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Malaysia, and Gibraltar.