A futuristic-looking luxury hotel made up of spaceship-like discs that recalls Star Trek’s Enterprise is set to be built partially underwater in the Maldives.
Artist rendering of The Water Discus Hotel. Like Star Trek‘s Starship Enterprise, the space-age structure lights up the skies at night. ALL PHOTOS: Water Discus Hotel
The Water Discus Hotel, a luxury project dreamed up by Polish firm Deep Ocean Technology, received the green light last week by the ministry of tourism in the Maldvies to go ahead with plans to build the leviathan hotel in their waters.
Designers of the luxury hotel plan to minimise the environmental cost of the hotel construction by building it on flat sand and planting coral around the hotel rooms.
Take a virutal tour of the hotel that’s making buzz for its striking space-age design and luxury amenities.
The hotel’s underwater disc is set up to 30 meters below the surface of the sea, nestled amidst the spectacular coral reef gardens of the Maldives. The upper deck is about 7 meters above the water.
Water Discus Hotel rooms
Designed to optimize their marine surroundings, underwater rooms provide an intimate experience with the ocean at 30 meters below sea level.
The lower satellite disc will house the hotel bar, conference or meeting room, and 21 guest rooms.
The upper satellite houses the hotel restaurant and spa.
A view of the hotel rooftop that will feature seawater swimming pools, tropical garden and helicopter pad.
The Water Discus Hotel rises up from the sea like an impressive space-age structure. — AFP RELAXNEWS