A fresh approach to urban accommodation

The story of the Floating Hotel began in 2003, when founder Martin Green noticed an acute need for flexible urban accommodation. All too often, he observed, cities are designed to meet the long-term demands of tourists, professionals and general visitors. During low seasons, when many rooms and facilities stood wastefully empty, this approach was neither economically nor environmentally sustainable. At other times, when attending large conferences and events, guests often experienced a lack of hotel rooms and conference locations. To make matters worse, restaurants tended to be overbooked and guests were often forced to take taxis to remote locations outside of town.

Finally – a smarter, more flexible solution

To meet this need, a new solution was needed. Something smarter. More flexible. Closer. One that would provide top-quality accommodation, staff and services dedicated to specific local events. Thus, the idea of the Floating Hotel was born.

In the following years the concept proved as successful as it was innovative. By the time of ESC 2005 in Stockholm, Floating Hotel was able to open the largest hotel in Scandinavia with nearly 1,100 rooms. Over the course of five days, ESC guests enjoyed the hotel’s assortment of event-related activities, private meeting rooms and a range of bars, shops and restaurants – all just a short ride from central Stockholm.

A successful idea that knows no borders

Inspired by this success, Floating Hotel has since gone on to provide flexible accommodations for both large and small events. Activities range from hosting international congresses aboard some of the world’s largest cruise ships, to private parties docked in central, urban canals. In addition to this and a range of previous solutions, Floating Hotel was also involved in creating a temporary hotel concept for Norway’s bid for the 2018 Olympic Games. Although the country’s proposal was eventually sidelined due to budgetary restraints, this proposal formed an integral part of the Norwegian Olympic Committee’s 2018 bid. According to Erlend Rian, Managing Director of Tromsø 2018 AS:

“The solution with a temporary hotel is a very important part of our campaign. Floating Hotel has been greatly involved in the process, which has made it possible for us to create a sustainable accommodation concept.”

Let us know how we can be of help

We look forward to help you, your organization or city to create a solution that fits your needs. Tell us your needs and we will help you out.

Floating Hotel AB

Phone: +468394818

Email: info@floatinghotel.se



















Hotel on Demand

We add accommodation capacity when you need it. Hotel on demand™ is a creative, fast, reliable, efficient and easy solution for temporary accommodation, restaurant, conference and event capacity.

Hotel on demand Congress & Events™

Hotel on demand Congress & Events™ is a solution for cities and congress centres who temporary want to increase the hotel capacity.

Hotel on demand congress & events™ increases the possibilities for attracting larger events, congresses and conferences and at the same time decreasing the threats for hotel room oversupply.

Hotel on demand special events™

Hotel on demand special events™ is a tailor made total solution for organisations that needs to solve a temporary accommodation need either it be for refugees, students or other needs.

Based on the needs of the situation we arrange accommodation according to it.

Why use a Floating Hotel?

Floating Hotel can offer a comfortable, professional hotel experience unlike any other. We can offer tchampagne3o become one of your
cities central meeting places for private meetings, seminars, networking and relaxation or just provide the accommodation solution that you need.

Design the facilities around your needs

Our flexibility in establishing the right accommodation solution for your needs means that we can offer conference facilities, restaurants as well as office space based on your needs.

Restaurants. Bars. Conference facilities all under one roof.

Aboard a Floating Hotel you’ll be welcomed by a wide selection of bars and restaurants catering to tastes and budgets of all kinds: from quick snacks and aperitifs to sprawling buffetsmatsal, fresh seafood and sumptuous grilled delicacies. Cosy pubs, sun-soaked outdoor bars and an exclusive wine bar offer the perfect places to meet new faces and relax in the company of colleagues. Whatever the occasion or time of day, the Floating Hotel is yours to explore.

First-class comfort

Floating Hotel provides services and amenities tailored conf_picspecifically to the needs of our guests. Enjoy a quick coffee break at one of our
cafes, stop by the Fashion shop for top brand-name accessories or relax at the end of the day in one of the hotel’s several saunas. Internet access, dry-cleaning services and 24-hour reception staff are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.


Floating Hotel staff has been involved in many types of similar operations. Among some of them are the following

Tromsö 2018 AS

Tromsö 2018 AS was a Norwegian company focused on bringing the winter Olympic Games to Tromsö, Norway in 2018.

Project objectives:

Create an accommodation solution that should solve their need of temporary hotel capacity of about 10 000 rooms during 18 days. The solution should also be

  • Sustainable
  • Economically viable
  • Concrete


We delivered:

  • A temporary accommodation strategy for sourcing suppliers for the creation of temporary floating hotels.
  • A solution with over 10 000 room temporary hotel rooms based on 18 ships.
  • Budget for the operations






European Society of Cardiology 2005 (ESC), Stockholm

ESC is a congress for cardiology specialists. This yearly congress attracted about 25 000 people.

Project objectives:

Create an accommodation solution that could:

  • Host 1000-2500  people during 5 days
  • Provide conference facilities
  • Short transfer times to and from the fair ground


We delivered:

  • A temporary hotel with 1100 rooms that hosted 1400 past2guests/night.
  • Conference facilities with a large plenary with capacity for 570 people and smaller conference rooms.

Berthed in Frihamnen Stockholm with only 10 min by taxi to the centre of Stockholm


We look forward to help you, your organization or city to create a solution that fits your needs. Tell us your needs and we will help you out.


Floating Hotel AB

Finnbergsvägen 20

131 31 Nacka

Phone: +468394818

Fax: +46850593916

Email: info@floatinghotel.se