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World's first underwater hotel in Maldives opens

by Hannah Grogan on Nov 22, 2018 in Architecture , Lifestyle
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opens first underwater hotel in Maldives

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has opened THE MURAKA two-level residence at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, where guests can live both above and below the surface of the Indian Ocean. On the sea floor is the bedroom, bathroom and living space, while above the waves are spaces for living, dining, entertaining and sleeping.

"The completion of THE MURAKA is a personal lifetime achievement," said Ahmed Saleem, a Director at Crown Company and chief architect and designer of the residence. "After years in the making, my team and I are proud to officially present THE MURAKA residence and its accompanying Maldivian experience to worldly travelers who crave the extraordinary."

The resort has also invested US$8.3 million in redeveloping 42 Deluxe Beach Villas that opened in November, designed by Yuji Yamazaki.World's first underwater hotel in Maldives opens"Our philosophy of innovation is supported by several triumphs at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island," said Stefano Ruzza, General Manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

"From the first construction of Ithaa Undersea Restaurant to our second venture under the Indian Ocean, THE MURAKA, we are continuously making powerful enhancements to the property that are designed to attract the world's most connected and knowledgeable travellers."THE MURAKA_HERO_Overwater Deck View Lounge_Architecture_Credt Justin NicholasTHE MURAKA_HERO_Undersea Bathroom_Architecture_Credit Justin NicholasTHE MURAKA_HERO_Overwater Lounge Left to Right_Credit Justin Nicholas

Photos: Justin Nicholas

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