Monday, October 31, 2011

Aircraft Carrier hotel

China has bought a former Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev which they are refitting as a leisure facility.

The Kiev is billed as China’s first aircraft carrier hotel. It has been renamed the Binhai Aircraft Park and the owners and promoters are confident that the emergence of China as a naval power will trigger customer interest in the aircraft carrier hotel. Normally, civilians can never make it to a serving aircraft carrier due to security reasons and restrictions. So Kiev is expected to have tremendous curiosity value for the visitors and guests. The large space available on the ship provides the designers an opportunity to create a luxurious leisure facility.

According to the South China Morning Post the cost of the entire renovation is estimated to be about 100 million Yuan which is equivalent to £9.6 million. The tariffs for the hotel rooms and suites have not been declared as yet but from the looks of it you will need to pay a substantial amount to enjoy the hospitality of Kiev

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Worlds biggest cat

Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) named Hercules, the largest non-obese liger. The liger is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing in at 900 lbs.