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Russian Entrepreneur Transforms Retired Boeing 737 Into Luxury Villa

Russian Entrepreneur Transforms Retired Boeing 737 Into Luxury Villa

BY ÖYKüM GELEN Published on February 22, 2024 0 COMMENTS

A Russian entrepreneur, Felix Demin, transformed a retired Boeing 737 into a luxury villa with two bedrooms, a terrace, and an infinity pool on the Nyang Nyang Cliff in Bali, Indonesia.


The Project of the Abandoned Plane


Felix Demin is an entrepreneur with several businesses established in various parts of the world and a passion for traveling. The 67 countries he has visited include China, where he lived for 3 years, and his current home, Indonesia.


His passion for travel ignited his establishments for tourism. He has 3 transparent bubble-shaped hotels named "Bubble Hotel Bali" in separate locations in Bali, which has drawn great attention.




In addition to the chain of hotels, the Private Jet Villa also serves as a luxury hotel with many features. He is the founder of the transformation idea, and the project's investor is Alexander Lebedev. 


View of the villa | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


Demin worked through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. He had a team of architects, designers, and structural engineers from Geometrium Studio, which has developed over 900 architectural projects.




The well-structured team worked in harmony with Demin to actualize his vision. In December 2023, Private Jet Villa initiated its services as a luxury hotel and earned its place among the world's most prestigious luxury retreats.


Another view of the villa | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


A No Destination Flight


While entering the transformed villa, the guests take the stairs to The Cabin, the dining and bar area. A living area accommodates the passengers with a sofa in the plane's fuselage.


The stairs | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


This part of the luxury hotel is connected to the Wing Lounge with folding glass doors. The purpose of the transparent elements is to give the feeling of almost "flying" amongst the view of the coastline that welcomes them. 


The folding glass door | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


The lounge on the plane's wing also includes a sofa facing the view. Meanwhile, the pool and jacuzzi are disconnected from the plane villa and placed next to the Boeing 737.


The wing | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


There is a shower and toilet in separate spaces where the aisle and the seats would be. The toilet has a view of the ocean from the aircraft's windows. As the guests walk through, it includes a closet and two sinks in the middle. The bed's head rests on the wall of the sinks.


The bedroom | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


At the end of the villa or the plane's starting point, The Cockpit has a jacuzzi facing the view. The cockpit windows have been replaced with smart glass, which can easily change from opaque to transparent with a simple command. The second bedroom is placed at the exit close to the aircraft's tail, with a bath and a clear view of the ocean from the still usable door.


Another view of the bedroom | Photo: The Private Jet Villa


The Private Jet Villa has advanced smart control technology systems that can be administrated using an iPad. This way, the experience is even more elevated, and the guests have additional comfort. It also includes a helipad for guests willing to utilize the helicopter chartering services.


The door and bathroom | Photo: Booking.com


Designs like this are hard to actualize since a limited space has been designated from the start without forming the architectural plan. The architect, designer, and engineer should be able to enhance the amenities without reshaping the area itself. 


The Private Jet Villa, helipad| Photo: Official website of The Privat Jet Villa


In this project, even though the area is limited and there are some strict geometries to work around, the purpose has been reached without losing the main essence of a Boeing 737. The feeling of travelling on a plane for a holiday has been captured and combined to create both acts in the guests' minds. A retired plane has been given another chance to have passengers throughout its life.



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Öyküm Gelen
Hey there, I'm Öyküm Gelen, and I'm all about weaving stories that take you to new places. Writing is my jam, and each sentence is like a little journey on its own. But there's more to me than just words; I'm also fascinated by airplanes. Whether I'm exploring the skies in my writing or geeking out about aviation, I can't get enough of it. And guess what? I'm not just about words and wings – I'm knee-deep in the world of architecture studies. Designing structures that stand tall is my other passion. So, in the mix of storytelling, aviation dreams, and architecture plans, I'm Öyküm, bringing a blend of creativity and curiosity to the table.

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