The aptly-named Hydropolis Crescent Group is planning to roll out a series of luxury underwater hotels around the world. The first hotel, scheduled to open in 2008, will be the Hydropolis in Qingdao, China, located in a protected cove on the coast of the Yellow Sea. The hotel will consist of the underwater Hydropalace and the adjacent HydroTower on land. Guests will access the underwater hotel via the HydroTower, which will also have apartments for sale.
The Hydropalace will be a luxury resort, with multiple restaurants, a spa and a ballroom, all with an aquatic theme and plenty of glass walls to take in the views. The décor will be stylish and organic, with plenty of soft, rounded edges -- and blockbuster views of the sea. Next up are hotels in Oman, Dubai and Monaco. The average room price will be about $600.