Architects in Dubai are building the world’s first hotel with its own rainforest. Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences feature 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 found in a 47-storey tower.
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 development project with open arms as it continues to redefine luxury.
From the moment you arrive at hotel you will be greeted by 3D projections, resembling a rainforest or a huge aquarium, all part of the amazing experience that the hotel has to offer.
In the main foyer, visitors will be greeted by robotic luggage handlers.
Guests and residents can use the on-site bowling alley, trampoline park, or laser tag arena. The hotel will be operated by Hilton Worldwide under its Curio brand.
At the top of the five-storey podium at the base of the two towers is the development’s main attraction — a 75,000-square-foot jungle complete with waterfalls, streams, and a sensory rain system which mimics the rainforest climate.
Also found in the man-made jungle is a “prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh,” a splash pool, a sandless beach, and a rainforest café.