For thrill-seekers was opened in Singapore luxury hotel — Marina Bay Sands . This Grand hotel comprises three 55-storey towers, dominated by a huge gondola with swimming pools and green gardens with total area of 12.4 thousand square meters.
The main infinity pool, situated under the open sky, has no visible skirting, because of what the impression that the edge of the water falls at a height, in fact, water poured over the edge into a catchment below, whence it is pumped back. Here you can also find restaurants/bars, Nightclubs and elegant casino(at 600 gaming tables and 2,300 slot machines). Singapore legalized gambling only in 2005, hoping for the casino to attract tourists. And this move paid off: after the construction in 2010, Marina Bay Sands, the influx of tourists to Singapore increased by 24 % .
The hotel has 2561 rooms, exhibition center, Museum, two large theaters, seven restaurants, two skating rinks. The construction of the hotel cost investors $ 8 billion $. Continue reading
Every year near Kiruna (Sweden), 200 km from the Arctic circle, Ice Hotel is erected. And every year for construction invite different architects and designers, so each new Ice Hotel is different from its predecessors.
Five-star the ark
The international Union of architects presented the project of the hotel, which has become a kind of Noah’s ark.
The main difference of this hotel from other resorts of this level is that it can protect its guests from the disaster of universal scale – earthquakes, tsunamis, severe flooding.
The hotel is called “floating Behemoth”, although in form it rather resembles a shell. The architects themselves call their project Ark, since the hotel should be erected on the same principle as that of Noah’s ark – uniform arrangement of ropes and arches that distribute the weight so that the structure becomes invulnerable to any of the elements.
In the design used solar panels and a rainwater collection system, i.e. “the ark” can exist autonomously. The need for artificial lighting is minimal, since the structure is transparent. Continue reading