Maldives National Ministry of Tourism gave green light last for the construction of Water Discus Hotel, a futuristic -looking luxury hotel said to resemble Star Trek Enterprise spaceship discs.
The Water Discus Hotel will be located next to ZEN Resort on Kuredhivaru Island, Noonu Atoll and will be constructed by Deep Ocean Technology, a company based in Gdynia, POLAND, combining the research capability of top-class scientists from Gdansk University of Technology in Gdansk, Poland and engineering capability of Polish maritime engineering companies.
“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, wasn’t offered yet,” said the official statement of Deep Ocean Technology.
The Water Discus Hotel will join another luxury underwater restaurant and hotel in Maldives – the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel, which features 180-degree views of the coral gardens.