El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico (photo: FreeImages/sue anna joe)
The latest over-the-top luxury hotel planned for Dubai is for all those who have found themselves in a rainforest and wondered, Where are the robot baggage handlers?
Planned for the United Arab Emirates city's Al Thanyah district, the 448-room, 1-million-square-foot Rosemont Hotel and Residence will feature a glass-bottomed infinity pool, a presidential suite exactly 10 times bigger than my Brooklyn apartment, and, yes, automaton bellhops. Ho hum, what else is new?
How about a 75,000-square-foot indoor jungle with tons of local plants, a sandless beach, hiking trails, and a "Rain Room" that somehow "simulates the sensation of being surrounded by rainfall without actually getting wet?"
You might be wondering how the designers intend to make such an oasis bloom in the middle of the desert. They say they'll use recycled water collected from condensation.
The hotel is expected to be complete by December 2018.