Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Tom Wright (WS Atkins PLC), Khuan Chew
Height: 321-metres (1,053 ft)
Estimated project cost: USD$650 million
Cost per person: $1,000 to over $28,000 per night.
Considered, the world’s first and (not soon to be) only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al-Arab is truly one of the most luxurious hotels.
The lavish interior combines the best of design principles with elements from both the east and the west. The 8,000 square meters of 22-carat gold leaf and 24,000 square meters of 30 different types of marbles give the hotels eclectic touch. The hotel, is constructed on an artificial island 280-metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach.
The suspended helipad on the top adds to the grandeur of the hotel. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece. The hotel boasts as the world’s tallest atrium which is 180-meters (590 feet) tall. The hotel houses a mere 202 rooms, but each floor of the hotel is double layered. The deluxe hotel rooms range in size from approximately 1,800 square feet up to approximately 8,000 square feet.
The Burj Al-Arab will soon however not be the only 7 star hotel around. The Apeiron Hotel Dubai, the Flower of the East Kish Island in Iran, and The Centaurus in India, are all on the cutting edge when it comes to futuristic luxury 7 star hotels. Privé has compiled photos and descriptions on each one of these masterpieces being conceptualized and built!
Some of these developments are still in the concept stage like the Dubai Apeiron Hotel. We however still wanted to give readers and our members an opportunity to see the type of avant garde hotels that are in store for us in the near future. There is a clear landscape change which is propelling us into a truely futuristic society, which seems to all be occuring at a high rate of speed.
Location: Dubai(Access to the hotel is restricted to water and air only.)
Designed: by UK’s Sybarite Architects
Status: Design Concept
Estimated project cost: USD$500 Million
The Apeiron will have 350 luxury apartment suites and be a jungle-themed hotel built on an island about 300-500 m off the coast of Dubai – It will be accessible by boat or helicopter only. The top two floors of the Apeiron will contain a jungle with butterflies and other insects. Other features will include an art gallery, cinemas, conference facilities, shops, underwater spa & gym, an underwater restaurant, and private lagoons & beaches for the guests.
The project is divided into several sub-projects: The “Flower of the East” hotel, a 7-star hotel about 200 metres high as well as six further luxury hotels. Furthermore, ca. 4700 luxury apartments, ranging from 60-square metre apartments to a 1.800-square metre villa, are built. The project also includes a marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole golf academy according to plans of the golf course architect Peter Harradine, as well as 53.000 square metres of retail space and more than 80.000 square metres office space.
The Flower of the East hotel is designed to look exactly as it sounds – like a flower. Designed with a combination of Persian and Modern architectural influences, the seven-star hotel will be surrounded by a beautiful park and will be visible from every area of the development.
This hotel will be a seven-star hotel located in The Centaurus development project upon its completion, in 2014. The $350 million complex will not only have the 37-story 7 star hotel,but will also be accompanied with two 21-story residential towers, a 25-story corporate office tower, and a 5-story shopping mall, which will cover an area of 300,000 Sq ft. The mall will have a twin screen cinema and a food court. The complex will have a parking lot to accommodate over 2,000 vehicles.
The Morgan Plaza now called (Pangu 7 Star Hotel) is a multiple building complex overlooking the busy Olympic District of Beijing, where it is neighbours with many of the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, including the Beijing National Stadium (Bird Nest) and the Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube). Also, it is close to the National Library, the 4th largest library in the world and largest one in China. The Pangu 7 star Hotel occupys the “First Block” of the “Pangu”, and it contains two pavilions, a temple, a Japanese restaurant and a 600 meter long corridor
These hotels are only a few examples of what to expect in the coming years. More 7 star hotels are being built, like the Seven Stars Galleria in Milan, and The ominous looking “Death Star” in Baku, Azerbaijan. So to all our readers and members keep your eyes pealed and visit Privé Access for updates.