Shark Attack in Your Extreme Hotel Bathroom
When hearing that the world's first hotel specifically geared toward extreme sport enthusiasts, one has to wonder if it's underwater near Dubai, on the edge of a cliff in the Outback, or maybe in the Space Station. But no it's in Cape Town and that's fitting too because aren't their waters riddled with great whites?
However, The Extreme Hotel is more about virtual extreme sports and illusions than it really is about real-life extreme sports (aside from the climbing wall located on its exterior):
The hotel's swimming pool has been designed to look like an aquarium from the restaurant. The water comes right up to the 30 mm thick glass windows of the restaurant, giving diners an underwater view of swimmers. The men's urinals appear to be suspended on scaffolding at the edge of the building while the entering the lift feels like being in a shark cage thanks to floor to ceiling life-size photography.
Nothing was said in regard to the women's bathroom but we're a little scared that there may be a fake mini-alligator inside the toilet or something. Either way, this place is full of surprises to uncover. It was developed by Al Gosling the founder of the Extreme Sports Channel. Plans are underway to add more in equally cool and extreme locations, first targeting ski and surf areas and then possibly expanding. What's best, they aim to provide 5-star quality with 3-star prices and they've already won us with free WiFi.
Now, can you say...Mancation?
· Hotels for Adrenalin Freaks [Times Online]