If you love watching the calm, sea waves swishing around your feet on holiday, you could soon experience this blissful feeling by swapping your sunbed with an actual bed - as a Dubai hotel is set to takes on a new design challenge.
This sci-fi spaceship-shaped ‘Water Discus Hotel’, imagined by a team of designers from the Deep Ocean Technology (DOT) group, will be aimed at sea-loving holidaymakers who’ll have the ocean at their feet (literally).
While this would not be the first hotel to dream up the 'underwater room' concept (the Rangali Island Resort in Maldives got there first), they would be the first to offer more than one under-the-sea bedrooms.
Rooms will also contain special lighting that illuminates the sea life on the other side of the window, allowing guests to see even the tiniest fish and creatures.
The hotel itself will appear to be half-submerged in the sea and guests will be able to stay in rooms up to 10 metres below sea level.
“Water Discus Hotels comprise two discs - an underwater and above-water one. This combination will allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate,” states the DOT website.
“The two parts of the structure are connected by three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairway. The size of each disc has been adjusted to local conditions.”
The company say the design has been “inspired by ageless dreams - created by modern technology”, and they hope to make it a reality soon.
“People have wanted not only to sail across the seas but also to explore the depths of the oceans since time immemorial. Today, the advent of new technology made the heart of the ocean a setting not only for diving, but also for luxurious holidays. Now the innovative concept of Water Discus Hotels makes it all possible.”
Would you like to sleep in an underwater bed?