January 16.2023


An abandoned Boeing 737 from the now-defunct Mandala Airlines is being converted into a private vacation villa in Indonesia, perched on a cliff above Bali’s Nyang Nyang coast. Felix Demin, a travel enthusiast, entrepreneur, and investor Alexander Lebedev came up with the idea to breathe new life into an old plane by constructing the world’s first luxury hotel inside a commercial jet.





The aircraft, which was previously used by Indonesian Airline Mandala Air, which ceased operations a decade ago, has all of the amenities of a luxury hotel and is currently available for rent for around $7,300 per night.

Demin, who has already established three other hotels in Bali, stated that it took a week to transport the plane to its current location and that the aircraft had to be disassembled and rebuilt on-site, before being stripped of all its seats and flying equipment to make room for accommodations.




The plane-turned-hotel is equipped now of two bedrooms, two modern bathrooms with circular stone bathtubs, a kitchen, and a pool.




One of the wings has been transformed into a floating garden for contemplation and relaxation, while an adjacent infinity pool provides views of the sea.

Guests can also take advantage of free self-parking, free Wi-Fi, and a front desk service and there’s even a helipad if you want to bring your helicopter on vacation.







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