A huge new floating yacht-shaped hotel is to be moored in London's Docklands.

A huge new floating yacht-shaped hotel is to be moored in London’s Docklands. Newham Council has granted permission for the purpose-built vessel to be moored in the Royal Victoria Dock on a 15-year lease.

The 119m long vessel, which will be 18m wide and have a height from its waterline of 15.6m, will be operated by Finnish company Sunborn Hotels. It will offer 153 rooms, with on board facilities including restaurants, a health spa, and office and conference facilities.

The new vessel will replace a much smaller ‘yacht’ which was relocated to Nigeria last year.