Archive for July, 2013

Would You Sleep in an Underwater Hotel?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

No, this isn’t a trick question. Would you ever consider sleeping in an underwater hotel? In the Maldives, that’s just what you might be able to do.

A group of polish developers is working on the Water Discus Hotel and just recently received the thumbs up from the national ministry of tourism to begin work. The hotel will be located off of Kuredhivaru, an island surrounded by coral reefs.

The good news is that you can stay at this hotel without living under the surface. There will be rooms both above and below the water, and you can choose your preference – a view of the sky or a view of the marine life in the surrounding waters.

The parts above the water will also feature a restaurant, pool, and helicopter landing pad – you know, in case you feel like flying in privately.

The submerged sections will feature soundproof rooms (of course, because fish are so noisy), dive centers, and the hotel bar.

If you’ve got the spare cash and a taste for luxury, this hotel – date to open yet to be determined – may be a destination to consider.

Novotel New York is Undergoing Massive Renovations

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The Novotel New York, a hotel in Times Square, is currently undergoing some major renovations. The changes, which are slated to be finished by this fall, are designed to target the younger, “hip” crowd the hotel tries to attract regularly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a young business person or a tourist, this hotel is going to cater to the gadget-friendly.

So what’s changing? Our favorite feature, of course, is the soundproof windows they’re installing; they’ll actually be able to open and close.

Of course, that’s not all. The new hotel rooms – all 480 of them – will have new beds and furniture, subtle lighting, Wi-Fi, dockstations for iPads and other electronics, and large flat screen televisions.

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking I may need to make a trip to New York City this fall!