An amazing transformation of a military fort in the luxury hotel
• The amazing transformation of a military fort in the class luxury hotel
Once the stone fort, located a mile from the coast of Hampshire, England, served to protect against foreign invaders. Garrison was more than 100 soldier who lived in Spartan conditions and sleep in hammocks. Constant scourge of the fort were rats, disease and dampness in the room. Now there will be a luxury hotel, which offers guests luxurious rooms with views of the sea, restaurant, solarium, swimming pool, the hotel is also equipped with a helipad.
Victorian fort was built in 1878 to protect the coast and was equipped with a massive cannon, he defended the massive granite wall thickness of 4, 5 meters.
The five-star hotel in a converted Victorian sea fort is scheduled to open this fall. This is not the first hotel to be built in such a fortress. An exclusive hotel created by entrepreneur Mike Clare, is already working in a similar nearby Fort Spitbank Fort.
The new hotel "Solent Forts" will be opened in October this year to be empty before this time the old fort, which was part of a chain of similar forts built within a mile of Portsmouth harbor to protect the coast of England from the French fleet in 1878.
Mark Watts, general manager of "Solent Forts", said that the new hotel will have 22 luxury rooms and all the hotel can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Mark Watts says that the new hotel will be about three times larger than a similar hotel Spitbank Fort. There is much more room for guests. The hotel will be enough room for a special atrium in the center of the building, laser stage, a platform for virtual golf, theater bar and many other new things.
The hotel will employ about 80 workers.
Councilor Luke Stubbs, cabinet member for planning and regeneration of the city of Portsmouth, said: "The emergence of another hotel Premium, which bkdet relate to the city, giving the local economy a boost in development."
The forts were equipped with massive cannons to repel attacks by the French Navy. During the Second World War, they were installed anti-aircraft guns and machine guns to repel the fascist German bombing. The forts were decommissioned by the Ministry of Defense in 1982.
in the basement of the fort still contain interesting ancient artifacts, such as the giant fur, used to heat the forge.
During their stay in the fort, visitors can enjoy the sea air, to fish: mackerel, perch and pollock.