In the quarantine situation, the hospitality and entertainment business has suffered the most. That is why active owners come up with new ways to organize their holidays. For example, the world's first floating hotel appeared in France, the rooms of which are located at a safe distance from each other and from the outside world in general. Now looking at the five-star round yachts, which look more like alien capsules, we can say with confidence that no virus threatens in such a shelter and the rest will truly be unforgettable.
France is the first country in the world to boast a novelty in the hotel industry - a floating hotel complex in the form of alien flying vehicles. Such hotels are becoming very much in demand, especially against the backdrop of a global pandemic, when privacy and self-isolation are welcomed at all levels. But this was not what inspired the naval architect Jean-Michel Ducansel to create just such a shape of a yacht, which can be both a hotel room and a wonderful country house (if I may say so).
According to the Novate.ru editors, the houseboat of agent 007 from the movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) pushed the creator to such an original step. The author of the project combined modern design and natural environment, resulting in a real alien "saucer" that landed on the water expanses of the Earth, which was named "Anthenea" ("Anthénea").
Interesting fact: Back in 2017, the architect Jean-Michel Ducansel presented a miniature copy of the houseboat at one of the International Exhibitions, and after that close cooperation with renowned designers and manufacturers began. As a result, an improved sample has appeared, which has passed all tests and fully meets all safety requirements for both people and the environment.
Considering the diligence with which such a five-star number is advertised, we can confidently say that this unique project has a great future. And this is not surprising, because one has only to look inside the fantastic number, as it immediately becomes clear that in such conditions one can live forever.
Despite the fact that only a small hemisphere is visible above the water, in fact, the same half is hidden under water. Therefore, guests of the hotel will be able to admire the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the underwater world or watch their beloved diving.
Although not only the seabed can be the subject of research for the inhabitants of the capsule. There is a terrace at the top of the room, which is covered by a hatch as unnecessary, but if you wish, you can arrange a breathtaking party for 12 people or a romantic dinner under the stars.
The very same non-standard hotel room has an area of 50 m². It has three living areas: a living room with a panoramic view of the underwater world, a kitchen bar in the center of the room, a double bedroom and a bathroom with a huge round bath by the window over the water. To maintain comfortable and safe conditions of stay on board the floating room, only natural finishing materials and furniture made from environmentally friendly wood were used.
Considering that this is still a houseboat, so that guests are not disturbed by the symptoms of seasickness, stabilizing ballast has been installed, which ensures maximum stability and unsinkability during storms of any category. And special insulating materials allow you to maintain an acceptable temperature inside the capsule, even if it is -30 ° C or + 40 ° C outside.
In order for owners or visitors to enjoy the silence, the house on the water is equipped with silent electric motors that run on solar panels. Such implementations provide him with complete autonomy, and the environment - zero carbon emissions.
And the best part is that Anthenea can move by itself in shallow waters at a maximum speed of 10 km / h and be in complete isolation for a very long time. This is facilitated by the installation of desalination and water treatment systems, a ventilation network and energy-saving equipment controlled by smart technologies. According to the developers, a houseboat in complete isolation and without solar energy will be able to maintain comfortable living conditions for about a week on its resources without any problems.
At the moment, Anthenea consists of 4 models: Anthénea Suite - a version of a hotel room, Anthénea Spa - designed as a miniature spa center, Anthénea Business - a conference room on the water version and Anthénea Open - a "blank sheet" with the possibility of independent filling the interior. All of them are created on the basis of a basic model with the following parameters: the diameter of the object is 9.4 m, the height of the ceilings is 3.85 m, the weight of the house itself is 7 tons, with a ballast of 18 tons, the total area is 50 sq. m, open roof terrace - 14 sq. m; number of cabins - from 1 to 3, maximum number of people - 12 people.
Useful information: Any of the above Anthenea models can be purchased as a hotel room, or you can acquire your own houseboat with the status of a C-class boat, which does not require permits to operate. For vacationers, an extravagant and secluded room will cost about $ 330. per day, but you can become the owner of a floating house for 535 thousand dollars.
The regime of self-isolation and social distancing dictates its own rules in difficult living conditions. In this regard, hotel complexes began to seek opportunities for an unforgettable isolated vacation. For example, Belgians are offered to spend their holidays in a tent. … suspended from a tree.