From battle stations to bedrooms: A Chinese military theme park is set to welcome overnight visitors on a retired Kiev-class carrier
International luxury hotels are popping up on the horizon in China faster than ever, but affluent Chinese travelers have indicated a new desire for accommodation -- somewhere more historic, alternative and … communist.
A former Soviet aircraft carrier under renovation in Tianjin is set to become China's first ex-naval hotel in 2012.
A luxury hotel built on a former aircraft carrier in North China's Tianjin municipality will open at the end of this month, making it the world's first aircraft carrier hotel. It has 148 rooms in total, including two presidential suites, three VIP guest rooms and 137 standard rooms. The aircraft carrier was once the pride of the former Soviet Union's flagship pacific fleet and was sold to Tianjin International Recreation Port in 2000. [Photo/Xinhua]
Waitresses set dinner tables at a western restaurant in the luxury hotel built on a former aircraft carrier in North China's Tianjin municipality, Dec 2011. [Photo/CFP]