The city of dreams is going to do it again, and this time at the heart of city in a manner like you have never seen before. In just a couple of years, Dubai is going to be home to the world’s first hotel to have its own rainforest. The Rosemont Hotel & Residence Dubai will have so much that you may have to book a holiday for “Rosemont Dubai” itself! An outdoor rainforest, a beach, a stream, trees, an adventure play area for children, a bowling alley, a trampoline, a splash pool, a sky pool, restaurants, health club, 280-unit serviced apartments and 450 hotel rooms. So. A destination in the making, isn’t it?
Operated under Hilton’s Curio brand, the $550 million project is a dual-tower development that will cover 13,000 sq ft. it will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Barsha Heights – literally bang middle of the famed highway stretch. The development, designed by ZAS architect is currently under construction. Each tower will have 53 storeys, with the rainforest coming as a pedestal on level five.
Now, the details – there will be a 75,000 sq ft manmade outdoor rainforest and will include a splash pool manmade beach (without waves) and trees. It will be like a trip into Amazon being in Dubai – like a simulator – which is also going to be there! Guests will be able to “experience a fully-immersive experience seeing flora and fauna from ground to the canopy”. The air will be “misted using a sensory system” simulating the “sensation of being surrounded by rainfall without actually getting wet.”
It is too fantastic. Apparently the project is going to be soaked in technology. There will robotic luggage handlers! Imagine! Ok, so we don’t know what it means but just the sound is fascinating! There will also be the usual spa, restaurants, health club, as well as an onsite theatre. The bowling alley and skydiving antics are done via a simulator – but getting the feel of the real thing anyway!
Dubai has in the past proven that man can make wonders in close affinity to natural wonders. This is one space that will have us on the edge of our seats, no doubt!
[ Via : Lonelyplanet ]