Saturday, April 28, 2007

THE FUTURE IS NOW ! "Underwater Living".

Hydropolis will be the world’s first “luxury” underwater hotel.
It's location, in Dubai UAE. (Where else?)
The 220 room hotel will be 60 feet below sea level. Rooms will rent for $1,500 a night.
Besides the expected amenities, there will be a missile defense system to protect it from terrorist attack (somehow that’s not comforting).
It is scheduled to open in 2008. Crescent Hydropolis site here.

Another hotel in the 'underwater race' is Poseidon Undersea Resort, just off the coast of Fiji.
The 24 suites will rent for $2500-3000 a night, but you get a great view of one of the world’s liveliest coral reefs (plus, there’s little fear of terrorist attack —it’s a really long flight).
It is scheduled to open in mid-2008, however, the reservation desk is open now.

History of the Underwater Habitat:
"From Vision to Reality".

At the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City, General Motors’ Futurama II featured “near future” undersea homes, 10,000 feet under water, and reached by atomic subs.
A Captain Nemo vision, science-fiction Futurama II attracted as many eyeballs as Zillow.

But there’s more from the amazing architect Giancarlo Zema.
Now about the Jelly-fish 45 Habitat which is a smaller floating home for six, or Neptus 60, a cliff house with above and underwater sections, so you can gaze over the ocean or under it. Then there’s Lake Washington, a combination 'commercial and recreational' area that is complete with an underwater restaurant created on an artificial lake.
And Frond Village 30, thirty over/under water duplexes floating in Tahiti.
We recently posted on existing Underwater Hotels around the world including the first one, 'Jules Undersea Lodge' in Key Largo, Florida.

In May, we wrote an article on the 'ultra-cool' Trilobis 65, a $5 million floating home with underwater living space from the Giancarlo Zema Design Group in Italy.

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