This Dubai hotel will have its own rainforest (yes, really)

Over-the-top idea or a dream come true? You decide..

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New Dubai Hotel Will Have Its Own Indoor Rainforest

Dubai's craze for ever taller, ever more declarative towers with over-the-top features is reaching new levels as architects continue to compete to completely out-do each other.

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As architectural imagination is pushed to the limit, ZAS Architects have come up with a pretty mind-blowing concept for their newest project, the Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences: it will boast an artificial beach and a rainforest-like landscape on the podium rooftop.

According to the architect's website, the new $300 million-development will consist of two 47-storey towers on top of a five-storey podium and two levels of basement.

The first tower will house the 280 service apartments, and the other one accommodate 450 luxury hotel rooms over a total gross floor area of 106,000 sq m.

Combined, the two towers will offer both residents and visitors an wide array of world-class amenities. Two Sky lobbies and the Sky Pools, suspended mid-air, will provide expansive views of the city and the Persian Gulf, with restaurants, fine retail, as well as a spa, health club, and meeting rooms.

But it is the 7000 sq m recreation area on the top floor of the podium—linking the two towers together— that will make the development among the most luxurious in Dubai. Here, developers are planning an artificial beach, alongside extensive rainforest-inspired landscaping. Details are yet to come, and no renderings showing this particular area have been released yet, so watch this space.

The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in June 2018.


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