Spaceship Hotel in Maldives with 21 Moveable Rooms Amid Coral Reefs

spaceship hotel maldives

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.

spaceship hotel maldivesThe design stage of Water Discus unit starts immediately after signing the agreement. The production stage will be adjusted to ZEN Resort development schedule.

“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.

spaceship hotel maldives“A lot of people have said it looks like something from a James Bond film,” said Podwojewski. “I’m a big fan of the movies, so perhaps that was an inspiration.”

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.

Jerry Alonzo Leon


Jerry's favorite country to travel to is Spain. When he's on the road, he keeps it real simple with a pen and a pad. His travel style is spontaneous, easygoing, and always in search of a great adventure.

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