The resort, which will open later this year, will feature a 75,000-square-foot jungle complete with waterfalls, streams, and a sensory rain system which mimics the rainforest climate. Architects in Dubai are building the world’s first hotel with its own rainforest. Set to open later this year, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai. The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects, will be accommodated by a 53-storey tower that neighbours a twin tower of the same height housing 280 residential properties. All entertainment facilities – including the 75,000 square feet rainforest – will be located in the podium at the base of the two towers. As a city made famous by artificial islands and record-breaking architecture, Dubai will no doubt welcome the $550m (£388m) development project with open arms as it continues to redefine luxury. Arriving at the hotel is an experience in itself. Artist’s renderings show guests being immediately greeted by dynamic 3D projections which will transform the drop-off point into a rainforest or a huge aquarium. Once they head into the main foyer, visitors will be greeted by robotic luggage handlers.
Guests and residents can use the on-site bowling alley, trampoline park, or laser tag arena. The hotel will be operated by Hilton Worldwide under its Curio brand. Sitting atop the five-storey podium at the base of the two towers is the development’s main attraction – a 75,000-square-foot jungle complete with waterfalls, streams, and a sensory rain system which mimics the rainforest climate. Also found in the man-made jungle is a prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh, a splash pool, a sandless beach, and a rainforest café. It makes for a pretty spectacular sight.
If you get tired of exploring the rainforest, you can head to the 25th floor and go for a dip in the glass-bottom infinity pool, which offers panoramic views of the city’s ever-changing skyline. The bottom of the pool is also coated in starry lighting. Connected to the Skypool is an ultra-luxury spa and health club.
The 53-storey hotel tower, containing 448 rooms, is conceptualised as a flowing river – the façade’s dynamic lighting enhances its bold architecture. Wrapping the tower, lighting spirals around the podium, shaping the dynamic form. Representing a shell and pearl, moving lights illuminate the five-star serviced apartment tower in a pattern inspired by atomic, orbital rings.