Serbian design studio Salt & Water recently won the Myda 2015– Millennium Yacht Design Award for it’s unique concept, a floating hotel.
“The project is developed with the aim to promote tourism on inland waters that offer wonderful examples of untouched (and often neglected) nature. Here, the floating hotel would be a perfect solution for tourism without any violation of the natural harmony of the place itself.”
The hotel is made of separate floating segments, with the floating apartments acting as the extremities while the central floating unit contains the reception, restaurant, event hall, offices for staff and a café.
Each separate apartment is actually a self contained catamaran. So once you get into your “room” there’s nothing stopping you from going on a jaunt.
Each catamaran/room consists of a salon, a galley, a bathroom, a hall with storage space and a sleeping area (above the salon). Guests can also relax at two separate outdoor locations– the flying bridge and the beach platform. Each apartment can accommodate 2-4 persons, thanks to the possibility of converting the salon into a double bed. From the beach platform it is easy to access the water for swimming, diving, fishing and sun bathing.
This is my sort of Hotel experience. Better than being stuck on the side of a cliff at least. Unfortunately it’s still a concept, but It’s too good an opportunity to pass up.