This is a Hotel Room That Actually Floats on the Water
Ever wanted to spend a vacation on the water? No, really, like floating on water? Well, at this new luxury hotel, now you can. This one-of-a-kind hotel, proposed by Serbian design studio Salt & Water, offers hotel guests the luxury and amenities of a top-notch hotel in with the privacy of a single cabin.
With one little catch: the hotel and all the single cabins are floating on a beautiful lake, surrounded by towering Serbian mountains.
The main lobby of the hotel is floating on the inland water, but is anchored in place. However, the modular, private cabins have the ability to stay anchored by the lobby or float freely on the lake; this ability to navigate their own catamaran (what the units are formally referred to) is something that the hotel industry has never experienced before.
This is especially different because while some modular hotels only allow this luxury to premium rooms, this hotel allows every room to travel freely about the water. Once they’ve found their spot, guests may enjoy the scenery (can you imagine the pictures you’d get out of this trip?!), fish, or simply lounge.
Each beautiful unit has a salon, galley, bathroom, hall with storage, and an upstairs sleeping area. A simple conversion allows 2 additional people to sleep in the cabin, just by pulling out a double bed in the salon. Guests can face the catamaran to the light when desired, or turn the glass panels away for privacy; the slatted wood design in the salon also offers a continuous view without sacrificing privacy.
Salt & Water have a unique specialization in yacht design, which gave them insight when creating this incredible waterfront experience. However, they were not the first to think up this amazing hotel experience.
Architecture firm Dutch Docklands has already started construction on a snowflake-shaped floating hotel in Norway from which guests can view the beautiful Aurora Borealis. Dutch designer Marijn Beije has also made plans for free-floating catamarans, similar to the ones designed by Salt & Water.
Designed as a floating eco-lodge, units are available for individual purchase through the partner company, APHoutconstructies.
Professionals in the hospitality industry have said that the Salt & Water hotel may have a slight advantage to these Norwegian accommodations, because this Serbian lodging combines high-end hospital, extraordinary views, and amazing architecture.
This seems to be true, based on the awards the awards, such as the prestigious Millennium Yacht Design Award, that the design has already won.
Besides giving guests a unique experience, the Salt & Water design is intended to allow the tourism industry to promote inland waters and smaller rivers that would previously have been considered too difficult for hotel developers or cruise ships to access.
The possibility of strategically-placed smaller docks intended for refreshing rooms and waste collection has also been discussed. This would allow guests to spend longer stretches of time away from the home base of the hotel and be able to explore the waterways more thoroughly.
What do you think of this amazing hotel design? For more information or to book your stay, check out the homepage of Salt & Water.