A door opens on the "Route to India". This is an invitation to travel, a "Grand Tour" like the aristocrats of the eighteenth century, thirsty of exotic discoveries. Among the rugged peaks of Rajasthan, where sometime adventures the goat of Krispati.....
Sitting bang on the banks of the Bosphorus straits is the old 19th century Ottoman distillery, which in its new avatar as a boutique hotel, Sumahan-on-the-water has gone on to become the winner of the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Award.....
The amazing concept project, the Water Discus Underwater Hotel, is finally ready to turn a fantasy into reality this year. The prototype of the project is going to be located near Skwer Kościuszki in Gdynia, Poland. The project will be funded by the European Union’s Innovative Economy Programme.
The Water Discuss project was conceived by Deep Ocean Technology, founded in 2010 in Gdynia. Besides, the Company has also established an ongoing collaboration with scientists and engineers from the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology, as well as other Polish scientific and R&D institutions.
The unique design of this hotel is based on two discs; one submerged underwater to a depth of about 10 meters, having 20 rooms etc. The second disc will be located above the water. The two discs will be connected with strong outriggers and vertical route with elevator and stairs. The design of the Water Discus is flexible and can be expanded into a bigger resort complex as well as customized to suit the surroundings and the clients. The architecture is capable of absorbing any changes in environmental or economic conditions, in event of which, the Water Discus modules can be transferred to a different place. This offers a unique opportunity to live underwater on a permanent basis with unlimited options to change locations.
Already hotels in Maldives and Dubai are interested in this project. Reportedly, Drydocks World, the shipbuilding arm of Dubai World, has already signed a deal with Big Invest Consult, a Swiss company, representative for Deep Ocean Technology. As per this deal, Drydocks and Maritime World have been appointed the exclusive main contractor for the construction of such new concept underwater hotels and cities in the Middle East.
At the Christie’s auction at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York this month, one of the significant art pieces of interest was a lacquered wooden desk made by the renowned French furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The desk is a rare beauty with all the Ruhlmann elements.