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Plans for luxury hotel on artificial island off Barcelona, costing 1.5 billion euros

The US-based consortium Mobilona has applied for planning permission for an artificial island off Barcelona, complete with a 984ft ‘space hotel’ and equipped with the world’s first ‘zero gravity’ spa. Barcelona Island will require an initial investment of 1.5 billion euros and will come complete with a 2,000 room hotel, including a six-storey penthouse with an infinity pool, helipad and mooring for a superyacht. Also on the island will be a marina, private apartments and a 24-hour shopping mall. Barcelona Island space hotel All this depends, of course, on whether planning permission is approved and that does not sound like a foregone conclusion just yet. There sounds like there is significant opposition for to the project and Xavier Trias, the mayor of Barcelona, has gone on record saying, “We have no need or desire to take on projects of this nature.” Mobilona also has plans for space hotels in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with a total estimated cost for the three coming to more than $6 billion.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Thanks god, the city council will never approve a project like that. It sounds more like a joke. And totally against the current Spanish coastal law.

  2. Maybe if the developers can provide choices of design since this one was rejected for being so tacky, so delusionally grandiose, so phallic. Not everywhere wants to emulate Dubai.

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