Coming soon: World’s largest underwater hotel
The notion of “sleeping with the fishes” may someday have a much more upbeat connotation if an ambitious new construction project in Dubai gets underway.
Swiss firm BIG InvestConsult AG has partnered with Underwater architecture specialists Deep Ocean Technology to build the world’s largest underwater hotel. Early designs of the envisioned Water Discus hotel showcases an interconnected network of disc shaped structures that each functions separately as distinct destinations such as a restaurant, parking terrace and even a helio landing pad for the fashionably late billionaires. The underwater section, located 33 feet below sea level, will feature a 11,000 square feet building that houses 21 guest rooms.
Plans also call for a diving center, a spa and garden patio — all of which can be easily accessed using elevators or stairs. And if that isn’t remarkable enough, the structure can also be moved in case the location suddenly becomes unsuitable. Each of the high rise disc units can detach from the main connecting frame and float on its own to safety.