In 2015, her current owners formed a joint venture with two well-established Asian firms in the resort business and concluded that it was both economically and physically feasible to reposition Doulos Phos on land and turn her into a luxury hotel. That August the ship was towed out of Singapore to Batam, Indonesia , to be refurbished before moving to the Island of Bintan to become part of a US$25 million hotel resort. In October 2015 she went into drydock, where her hull was refurbished.  Steel reinforcement bracing was added inside her hull to support her weight on dry land.  She was then towed to a location adjacent to the Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. Using a system of pulling cables and air bags, the ship was hoisted up a slope to a promontory point overlooking the harbor.  This marked the end of her career as a floating ship.