Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hydropolis

Have you heard one of the latest... sleeping in a underwater hotel surrounded by ocean and fishes? I am not kidding (if you havent already heard). In return for this out of the land experience, you need to pay as much as US$5,500 per nite.

It's the $500-million Hydropolis Hotel (http://hydropolis.com) now being launched in Dubai, the capital city of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates.

The project is nothing if not ambitious.Hydropolis will be the world's first underwater luxury hotel. It will offer 220 suites, all sitting on the Persian Gulf floor 66 feet (20 meters) below the surface.


Builders will also be installing the hotel's security features, including missile-detecting radar and watertight doors that can seal off entire sections of the facility.

Each room, for example, will have an adjustable control panel for changing settings for lighting, patterns, sounds and even smells. A "water screen" will also be positioned between the hotel and the shore, with colored lights and images projected on its surface at night. In addition, colorful images visible to both guests and on shore will be projected nightly onto the domes' roofs. And the glass-heavy hotel will protect guests from the Mid East's broiling sun with artificial clouds, produced by a giant fog machine above the surface.

http://www.crescent-hydropolis.com/
http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/Hydropolis/

1 comment:

LPPL said...

oh gosh! i get attracted to fancy hotels. this rawks!! have you ever been to dubai?