Unique Accommodation in the New York Boat Hotel

Sep 17th, 2012

Have you ever dreamt about a boat hotel? Now you can make your dream into reality.
At Rockaway Beach, near Manhattan and under the international flight path, there is a floating hotel called “the Boatel”. In fact, it consists in several old cruisers in which visitants can find all they want to enjoy a traditional hotel but in a different way.
The Boatel’s popularity is growing fast. More and more people want to experience the adventure to live some days in a hotel that floats on water. Therefore, it is vital to get some of its characteristics.


First of all, visitors have to find the entrance to Marina 59, which is located behind a petrol station in Jamaica Bay. Once this issue has been solved, visitors are ready to meet the captain of this innovative project: Connie Hockaday.
Connie is a young artist who loves water. Since she was a teenager, she has participated in collection of events and adventures related to the sea. When she created the Boatel project she wanted to join art, water and to create special moments to share with friends and people who were ready to be part of the experience. For this reason, almost every summer evenings she offers lectures and other types of artistic events on the platform situated at the centre of the Boatel.
There are five boats available and the smallest is called New York New York. This boat offers basic facilities and friendly inside. The others boats are Americano, Crumb, Queen Zenobia and Ms Nancy Boggs with space for several persons.


Although the boats do not have running water or electricity, they attract many people who really want to spend one or more nights hosted in a different place. Additionally, the profits obtained from the fees are a donation so this project is not a business at this moment.
When visitors book one of the boats, they receive a letter in which Hockaday explains the Boatel real features and what they will find inside the boat. As the matter of fact, the Boatel may not be a luxury hotel, but it is the ideal option to get rid of the stress of urban life.
The Boatel is an innovative accommodation proposal for those who are really committed to living some days in a quite place while sharing music, talks and lectures with the other guests.


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