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Plans for unique luxury floating hotel with catamaran-apartment pods revealed

25 June 2015

Salt & Water Architecture & Yacht Design studio, has designed a unique luxury floating boatel (boat hotel) with private catamaran-apartment pods, offering guests uninterrupted views of the nature around them.

The project, which was developed with the aim to promote tourism on inland waters, offers uninterrupted views of the nature around them, offering what the brand claims to be a perfect solution for tourism without violation of the natural harmony of the place itself.

Salt & Water design for a luxury floating island with catamaran pods

Dubbed ‘Floating Hotel’, the project is made up of two different parts – central floating construction, featuring a reception, event hall, offices for staff, restaurant and café, plus the surrounding apartment units.

Walking through the central floating construction allows access to the private apartments via reaching pathways, each of which is an innovatively-designed catamaran which can be easily separated from the dock and navigated independently, allowing guests to choose the perfect location for their vacation by themselves.

Salt & Water unique luxury floating island hotel

Inside, each catamaran consists of a salon, galley, bathroom, a hall with storage space and a sleeping area, housed above the salon. There are also two separate outdoor locations – the flying bridge and the beach platform, from which it is easy to access the water. 

Each apartment pod can accommodate two to four persons, thanks to the possibility of converting the salon into a double bed. 

Interior salon of floating catamaran apartment pod

Salt & Water state that the main idea for the project is to allow guests to enjoy their visit through navigation at a very slow speed and with an uninterrupted view of the nature around. This is why the catamaran apartments have been designed to have their unusual shape with very large windows.

According to the brand, the catamaran-apartments can be considered as ‘frames of the nature’, connecting guests with the water and the sky, isolating them from everyday stresses and strains.

These inspired plans recently won them the Millennium Yacht Design Award, an international competition for yacht designers.

There are currently no plans in place for a development of this kind.

For more information, visit Salt & Water.

Back to news Written by Sarah Rowland
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