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Finally, An Underwater Hotel Surfaces...Kind Of

April 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM | by | ()

Under Water Hotels are sort of like our favorite joke here at HotelChatter. They've been hyped up for years but when it comes to actually opening, well, let's just say there's never been a real opening date set for any of these projects. Same goes for Space Hotels.

But at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island they've put together a reasonable way to spend a night underwater---by turning their underwater restaurant, Ithaa, into a suite for two for an evening in honor of the restaurant's fifth anniversary. Guests who book the suite will get a private champagne dinner and breakfast in bed. Oh and the chance to wake up looking up (not down) at the fishes swimming all around.

Ithaa consists of three five-meter wide x 125mm thick glass arches sitting one meter below the sea level during low tide and almost two meters at high tide, the widest constructed underwater structure in the world at the time of building. The inside of the restaurant is nine meters long and five meters wide and sits above the seabed.

The price of the suite is available upon request but given that regular rooms at the Conrad Maldives can be as expensive as $900 a night and that dinner at Ithaa is $320 per person, it's safe to say that this underwater experience will set you back quite a bit. (But we think it's totally worth it! Do it! And tell us how it went!)

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