Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside
Architects in Dubai are building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest.
Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach, and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai.
The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects, will be accommodated by a 47-storey tower that neighbours a twin tower of the same height housing 280 residential properties.
All entertainment facilities — including the 75,000-square-foot rainforest — will be located in the "podium" at the base of the two towers.
As a city made famous by artificial islands and record-breaking architecture, Dubai will no doubt welcome the $550 million (£423.6 million) development project with open arms as it continues to redefine luxury.