Hilton Hotels' Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has begun the construction of what will be the world’s first undersea residence, expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018.
With what is a USD $15 million investment, the hotel which was the first international hotel brand to enter the Maldivian market 20 years ago, will also be home to the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa.
The residence is named The Muraka or coral in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives and is a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.
The undersea suite features a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and spiral staircase to the upper level living room. The bedroom floor level sits five meters (16.4 feet) below sea level and provides uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment.