Having trouble deciding between a luxury yacht and a waterfront resort for your next vacation? Then this floating hotel, created by Serbian yacht designers Salt & Water, is your answer. The hotel design, which recently won the 2015 Millennium Yacht Design Awards, allows visitors to check into their own personal Catamaran apartment units, which can be detached from the floating hotel and sailed away.
The Catamaran apartments each feature a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and upstairs sleeping area, floor-to-ceiling windows as well as an open-air front deck. The oddly shaped yacht rooms are designed to move slowly through the inland waters of landlocked Serbia, allowing visitors to enjoy uninterrupted views of the natural beauty around them. According to the designers, the apartments “can be considered as frames of the nature, connecting the guests with the water and the sky and isolating them from everyday stresses.”
When guests tire of the solitude of their private yacht pods, they can return to the central structure of the floating hotel, which contains the reception area, a restaurant, an events hall, offices and a café. There is also a “flying bridge” and a beach platform for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a cocktail by the water. Though it’s just a concept at the moment, Salt & Water describe the hotel as “a perfect solution for tourism without any violation of the natural harmony of the place itself.”
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