Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hydropolis


Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydropolis is the world’s first luxury underwater hotel.
It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be
welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train
to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine
leisure complex.


It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the
world, covering an area of 260 hectares.”Hydropolis is not a project;
it’s a passion,” enthuses Joachim Hauser, the developer and designer of
the hotel. His futuristic vision is about to take shape 20m below the
surface of the Arabian Gulf, just off the Jumeirah Beach coastline in
Dubai. The £300 million, 220-suite hotel is due to open at the end of
2007 and will incorporate a host of innovations that will take it far
beyond the original blueprint for an underwater complex worthy of Jules
Verne.






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