Thu, Jan 12, 2012
But Some Are Being Converted Into Theme Parks
China's military recently made news for turning an obsolete
Soviet-era aircraft carrier into a new Chinese aircraft carrier.
But that's not the only way to recycle a Cold-War-era "floating
city." Another carrier undergoing renovation in China is destined
to become a luxury hotel.
ETN reports the renovation is taking place in Tianjin, and the
new floating hotel is part of Binhai Aircraft, an
80,000-square-meter military theme park opened in 2004 in east
Tianjin. The Kiev-class Soviet aircraft carrier happens to be named
the Kiev (photo: Yaohua2000/Wikipedia) and was sold to China in
1996. A $15 million restoration reportedly includes three luxury
suites, the largest of which is about 4,300 square feet.
Binhai Aircraft says it plans to open the hotel later this year,
even though most of the 148 rooms won't be finished. The facility
will target a high-end clientele, and also claims "the
world’s first Western restaurant on an aircraft carrier,"
which opened last month. The menu features mostly Russian food.
ETN reports that in addition to the Kiev, another old Soviet
carrier has been redeployed in a military theme park in
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