While the first Chinese aircraft carrier is experiencing sea trials, the second one is ready to welcome guests into its 5 lavish presidential suites. Kiev is a former Soviet aircraft carrier bought in 1996 to be part of a military theme park. After a £9.8 million refit, it has been transformed as a luxury hotel for anyone curious to sleep in an military vessel.
Varyag, their first aircraft carrier, was initially introduced as a future floating casino and was then secretely taken to Dalian naval shipyard where it was upgraded with combat sensors and defensive weapons and was painted in the colors of the People’s Liberation Army. The government admitted later it was actually to strengthen their naval fleet.
While the rest of the world is having concerns about this addition to their army, the Chinese people are becoming more and more curious about their naval fleet. Binhai Aircraft Park seized the opportunity to enable the wealthy ones to spend the night and visit a luxury aircraft carrier.