Plans unveiled for floating Norwegian hotel

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A Dutch firm specialising in floating structures has revealed plans for a snowflake-shaped hotel, complete with glass roof, for guests to watch the Northern Lights while coasting off Tromso in Norway.

The 86-bedroom design will be built in pieces in dry docks before being assembled on location and will be accessed via only a boat.

The idea has been proposed by developers Dutch Docklands International, who build only floating developments and have named the project the Krystall Hotel.

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The design will hope to create the same look and feel as a luxury hotel on land and will come complete with a wellness centre, spa and conference rooms.

The developers said that the hotel would be run by a "five star hotel operator" and open before Christmas 2016.

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