Property development firm Kleindienst Group has announced the impending Floating Venice, which will feature “the world’s first floating underwater spa.”
According to a media release, the unique floating resort will be a recreation of Venice in Dubai, and have a 3,000 guest capacity, with accommodations, restaurants and recreation split over four decks, one of which is underwater – presumably the location of the underwater spa.
Guests will arrive by boat, seaplane or helicopter to the main Piazza San Marco where they can check in at the underwater lobby. Gondolas imported from Venice will then transport people to their cabins through the winding canals, or alternatively a short stroll through canal side walkways and bridges will take them to their awaiting cabins.
The underwater deck will provide “spectacular views of the coral reefs below and passing gondola above.”
“Elegant boutique hospitality spots and traditional artisanal shops will bring the Venetian experience to life. Throughout the year The Floating Venice will be a celebration of culture and the arts, where traditional festivals such as Carnivale di Venezia, Binnale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore will bring the resort alive with the flair and heritage of Venice.”
“Our aim is to enhance the landscape of real estate and hospitality and deliver a new iconic experience. The Floating Venice is the epitome of this innovation and spirit, the world’s first luxury underwater vessel resort,” said Josef Kleindienst, Chairman.
“The Floating Venice offers an unrivalled experience for guests where they can relax in one of 24 pools, some of which will have acrylic bases giving amazing views of the coral reefs below. Over 400,000 sq ft of corals will be planted around The Floating Venice from our own on-site coral nursery which will encourage an abundance of sea life. 12 unique floating beaches set against the stunning backdrop of the Dubai skyline are scattered throughout The Floating Venice.”
The Floating Venice is made possible through the “new technologies” and is designed to have a lifespan of at least 100 years. Construction is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018 with completion by Q4 2020.
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