The floating platform
While Marten was working on the plans for the first Good Hotel in Antigua, he came across the opportunity to buy a derelict floating accommodation platform in the Netherlands. He had the idea to renovate it into a floating hotel, and take it to Rio de Janeiro for Olympic Games in 2016.
Going to Rio
Trying to obtain the right permits for a mooring location in the bay of Rio, the team realised they would benefit from running a pop up year in Amsterdam, before towing the platform across the Atlantic just before the Olympic Games in 2016.Learn more about Good Hotel Amsterdam
And not going to Rio ...
In early 2016, due to a major macro-economic crisis in Brazil, the decision was made to no longer pursue the plans to move to Rio. The disappointment was huge, because a local team was already in place, just like a local training program as well as a partnership with the University and its hotel management faculty.
All of the sudden, the team had to start looking for a new home for the floating Good Hotel.London calling