This Hotel Is Opening An Underwater Residence in 2018

This Hotel Is Opening An Underwater Residence in 2018

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Tyra Wilkes
May 1, 2018

If you're finalizing your vacations for 2018, you may want to throw the The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island into the mix. The popular Maldives vacation spot has announced the $15 million dollar construction of an undersea residence, visualized by Crown Company director Ahmed Saleem and realized by engineer Mike Murphy, leading engineer at New Zealand-based aquarium technology company, MJ Murphy Ltd.

The Muraka ("coral" in the local language, Dhivehi) will be the first of its kind, located 16'4" below sea level with a breathtaking view of the Indian ocean floor. The blueprint was curated by the team responsible for Ithaa, the resort's underwater restaurant. "We are excited to see the Muraka bring to life the contemporary design, leading innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that serve as the foundation for the Conrad brand, said Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton, Martin Rinck. He continued, "With the development of the world's first undersea residence, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Maldives like never before."

The Muraka is designed to comfortably fit nine guests throughout the two-floor suite. Featuring an underwater master suite equipped with a separate living area and views of the ocean floor, multiple ground level bedrooms, bathrooms, plenty of outdoor seating, an infinity pool, and, not to mention exhilarating 360 views of the island.

"Through our development of the world's first undersea residence, we continue to shine a light on the Maldives as a luxury destination as well as a cultural and natural wonder for global travelers," said General Manager at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Stefano Ruzza.

The luxury undersea residence will be available for booking in November 2018 at an estimated rate of $50,000 per night.

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