From September, Newham’s Royal Docks will be the base for The Good Hotel, a 144-room property offering training to unemployed people, and a chance to find long-term work
A floating hotel that aims to help long-term unemployed people get back into work is to open in London this autumn. The Good Hotel will take up a berth in Newham’s Royal Docks in September, after being transported across the North Sea from its current base in Amsterdam with the help of tug boats and a submerged barge.
The 144-room hotel, built on a large floating platform, opened in Amsterdam in June 2015 as a pop-up social enterprise project. Among its aims is to give opportunities to local people who have struggled to find employment and are receiving welfare support.