The idea is simple and fascinating: to live at the bottom of the ocean with every luxury, surrounded by large glass surfaces through which you can contemplate the imense beauty of the marine landscape. Nothing Jules Verne hasn't imagined when he idealized the fantastic Nautilus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea... However, while at the time the famous sci-fi novel was written, it was no more than a whim, current technology can make this vision come true. Aware of that, Bruce Jones, president of U.S. Submarines has proposed building an underwater hotel, the Poseidon.
Don't think it's an easy task, though. The project has been struggling for a few years, due to many technical difficulties, such as the production of thick acrylic panoramic glass that cover the individual cells of each one of the rooms and its cleaning system. The location problem has also been a constant problem and only recently has it been solved with the choice of a coral atoll in the Fiji islands. If all goes well, it is expected to start working this year.
The hotel is a true luxury paradigm. About twenty individual capsules are located along both sides of a long hallway that joins together the two service stations where the elevators that take you up to the surface are placed. One of these stations has a library, a conference room, a chapel and a spa; on the other one there is a reception and an amazing rotating restaurant/ bar. The announced prices are somewhat astronomical: some say it will cost 150 000 dollars per person per week...
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