Human evolution is adapting at a fast pace. Neither the sky nor the sea is a limit for us humans. We as mindful creatures wandered over and over again, what and how diverse the life under the blue magnificent and tranquil sea must be! As a result of which scuba diving and other related schemes came into existence. Yet again never satisfied the human race then developed technologies which would make it possible to live, stay, dine, and experience such conventional activities amidst the allure of the wide expanse of the water.
Often thought of, “What would it be to experience the colossal and placid aquatic life from proximity?” Planet Ocean Florida is bringing ahead this fantasy to life straight away. Rightfully the Planet Ocean in Florida is the very first patent design to be approved for the underwater hotel by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is the world’s first fully unallied thrifty mini-luxury underwater hotel.
Florida is a dream destination and a luxurious getaway for any marine life enthusiast. Subsequently, this is a breakthrough. Imagine experiencing the beautiful and serene life amidst the peaceful waters of Florida. Florida-based Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is anticipating bringing aboard this project which would make it possible to experience this marine life with nearly negligible distance.
The entire project is prefabricated and has been divided into components, particularly the elevator shaft and the cabin, a 4.3 x 24.4-meter central corridor, a 4.9 x 18.3- meter air-conditioned lounge and the 5.5 x 3.7-meter cylindrical pods.
The hotel will offer 12 guest rooms, a lounge, and a dining area. Moreover, along with this, the hotel will be available for hosting events such as weddings and meetings. Furthermore, an elevator will be used to transport visitors from sea level to 28-feet below the surface. Best in class provisions in terms of amenities will be served in each of the suites here. Each luxury suite will feature a King Neptune bed, HDTV, Wi-Fi, Italian leather sofa, and room service. The best attraction has to be the panoramic view of the vast sea.
The proposition illustrates modular thick double-welded steel cabins transparent from three sides with thick acrylic roofs at the top. With its capsule-shaped sections this 12 pod hotel, more precisely termed as a ‘Vessel’ would be floating at 8.5 m (28 feet) below the surface of the sea with a controlled environment having 1 atmospheric pressure. Using electromechanical propulsion automation, this will be able to be able to relocate to safer waters in the adversity of a hurricane. This vessel would be equipped with force systems that can drive it to safer waters, to avoid storms and hurricanes.
The form of the hotel has been drafted to uniformly distribute the water alongside and retain the right pressure. This ensures that the guests at the hotel have the best possible views of the marine world.
This is a commutable design with its pods prefabricated in a factory and transported to the site completely. An on-site assembly operation will then be carried out with the use of a support vessel and is likened to constructing a space station. Managing Director of Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel Tony Webb states that fabrication time for the steel will be about 16 weeks while fixing the support equipment, furnishings, and other components will take a further six months. The hotel will have a cylindrical shape to help spread the pressure of the surrounding water evenly around its structure. The practice of prefabricated and modular technologies in the making of Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel seems to assure a cheaper, quicker, and eco-friendlier embankment.
Based on the Florida island of Key West, the company says that many of its competitors had offered designs that will cost in the range of US$11 million per guest room to construct and estimates results of a stay rate of $4,000-$6,000. Contradictory, it says its advent will only cost around $1.7 million per room, with a standard 12-room deployment, therefore, costing about $20 million. For guests, this would mean nightly room-rates in the more economical range of $3,000-$6,000.
The project of Underwater hotel Florida modulates ecologically protruding but claims to be working for a greater cause. The hotel would fund the Global Coral Reef Restoration initiative and help in implementing the Biorock Aquaculture Technique. Whether or not this futuristic project fulfills its promises and ecological responsibilities, it clearly would be no less than a wonder, once completed. Never before has anybody on Planet Earth ever constructed an underwater luxury hotel that would be affordable for the common man on private property near Key West. One day in the very near future, sanguinely we will make our journey to Key West – America’s Paradise – and surely take the one hour tour and end up staying for that night and have an experience of a lifetime and a stay we will never forget!
Maybe we will find a home amidst the blue waters!