The concept of floating hotel is not new, but Anthenea takes it to the next level by giving you a floating… hotel suite. It is literally a floating room on its own, far from annoying fellow human beings including, ermm, housekeepers?
Billed as the first floating hotel suite, this pod-style is said to be inspired by the underwater lair from 1977’s James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me. This seafaring vessel is self-sustainable. It is not connected to the mainland.
It gets the little electricity it required from solar panels covering the vessel while black and grey water stations ensure water released back into the ocean is clean.
Eco-conscious is a key aspect of this unique hotel room on water. The designer even go as far as uses sand screw anchor to minimize damages to the seafloor.
As far as amenities go, it has everything you expect of a luxury hotel suite, including a large round bed, an overflow bathtub, a living area, a kitchenette, and a spa.
But unlike regular hotel, it has got 360-degree underwater views all day long. Or if you prefer, there is a 12-seater solarium with a pop-up roof to serve as a shade while you chill to the expansive above-water view.
The pod, while rather huge, remains a tiny speck in the vast ocean and if for that reason, you have the irrational fear of the open water like yours truly here, well, fret not. Because, apparently this vessel is unsinkable. Just don’t moor it at a pirates-infested area, or sharks’ playground. Just saying…
Like I have said, it only lacks a housekeeper. So, I guess housekeeping is on you? Not sure if someone will come along each day to tidy the place or not.
Now for the good news. Anthenea Floating Hotel Suite is not a pipe dream. It is real and you can rent it at Côte de Granit Rose in Brittany, France. Absolutely no boating experience required (according to Anthenea).
If you prefer to own it, well, you can. According to Hollywood Reporter, you will be able to buy one for US$480,000. Not a ludicrous price considering what it has to offer, but are there any licenses, seaborne fee that we should know about?
Source: Laughing Squid.