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Underwater hotel

Luxury Maldives resort allows tourists to sleep underwater

Travel & Tourism

An undersea luxury hotel residence is in development in the Maldives and will allow tourists to enjoy unparalleled views of the ocean.

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A new luxury hotel by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will feature an above sea level and undersea residence. Called the Muraka, it is said to be the first underwater hotel in the world. With parts of the hotel being 16.4 feet below the ocean surface, the Muraka offers guests immersive luxury holiday experiences.

The Muraka features two levels which can accommodate a total of nine guests. Above sea level, it has living, dining, sleeping and entertaining quarters. It also includes a deck for viewing sunsets and an infinity pool. In its unique under the sea level, there is a bedroom, bathroom and living space. From this underwater level, guests can experience exclusive views of the Indian Ocean. The Muraka submerges guests into beautiful marine environments that are enjoyable from within a luxury residence. Moreover, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has previously built underwater architecture. In 2005, they opened the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, creating an underwater dining experience.

Being constructed by M.J. Murphy Ltd, specialists in underwater design, the Muraka takes on a new perspective on ocean holidays. The completion of the USD 15 million Muraka is due in November 2018. With its innovative design, technology and architecture, the Muraka offers travellers a rich and prestigious residence. At Springwise, we have seen a number of hotel innovations, including a Norwegian hotel in the arctic circle that is energy self-sufficient. Another example is a hotel fashion mini-bar that delivers the latest collections directly to hotel guest rooms. In what other ways can the travel industry create unparalleled experiences with cutting-edge design and technology?




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