Deep Ocean Technology and Ridgewood Hotels and Suites Pvt. Ltd. signed a first in the world agreement for sale and delivery of Water Discus Underwater Hotel. The Agreement was signed in presence of Maldives Tourism Minister Mr Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor on Monday by Arkadiusz Majerski – DOT’s President of the Board and Representative of Ridgewood in Male, Maldives.
The Water Discus unit will be located next to ZEN Resort located on Kuredhivaru Island, Noonu Atoll.
The idea of an Underwater Hotel unit as an upgrade to a beach island resort provides an ideal opportunity to extend the resorts scope of services and raise its prestige on the local market. Underwater venues such as Underwater Restaurant or Spa Treatment proved to be extremely popular among tourists visiting the Maldivian Archipelago. Nevertheless, an opportunity to spend an entire night underwater, with the company of amazing sea life, was offered.
“There are many people who will never have the courage to dive to these beautiful reefs,” designer, Pawel Podwojewski, told CNN. “But here you will have the chance to explore an underwater world from the comfort of your bedroom.”
The building is valued up to $50 million, featuring two large lounges, seven-meters above water with a luxurious restaurant and spa. The lounges are connected to a glass tunnel, leading to 21 extravagant bedrooms. There will also be a helicopter landing pad and a rooftop swimming pool.
To garner underwater adventures, guests can dive straight in from the hotel’s airlock compartment. What’s available is also a three-passenger deep-sea submarine.
During times of emergencies, the spaceship hotel will also slide to the surface from underwater. “”It’s a bit like a balloon underwater — when we let go of the water from the room’s huge tanks, the balloon will surface automatically. It doesn’t need to rely on electricity.” Padwojewski notes.