All images courtesy of Curio Collection by Hilton
Dubai has unveiled plans for a luxury hotel with a rainforest, the latest in a long line of Flamboyant developments taking place in the city. Designed by ZAS Architects, the Rosemont Hotel & Residences will house a 75,000 square foot (6,968 square meter) rainforest — a feature developers claim to be one of the world’s first. However, the list of lavish amenities doesn’t end there. Spread across two towers (53 and 55 storeys respectively) in Dubai’s Al Thanyah District, the elevated outdoor rainforest is complete with a man-made beach and a splash pool that uses recycled water. The complex will also boast an infinity pool with a glass bottom overlooking the gulf, and robotic handlers to transport luggage to guests’ rooms.
Located opposite Dubai Internet City, the development will provide guests with access to the city’s important business districts, as well as tourist attractions such as the Mall of the Emirates and Jumeirah Beach. In total, the towers will host 450 hotel rooms and 280 serviced apartments for longer stays. Four meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one multi-functional space can host small and large-scale meetings, conferences and events. Expected to open in 2018, the scheme will be operated by Curio Collection, by Hilton.