UNSINKABLE AND UNTHINKABLE, HERE TO REVOLUTIONIZE LUXURY TRAVEL, ANTHÉNEA, THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER FLOATING HOTEL POD IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING
BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE
If you were stranded in the middle of the ocean like thrilling Hollywood movies of the past, Anthénea is where you’d want to hang. Presenting an out-of-the ordinary experience for the adventurous traveler, this eco deluxe pod offers an authentic peek into the magical world under the sea, all within the comforts of your own bubble. For French naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle, the man behind this state-of-the-art pod, it all began with a fascination for James Bond’s floating pod in the cult classic The Spy Who Loved Me and a deep curiosity about how humans can inhabit the earth. Fifteen years and five prototypes later, Anthénea was born.
Constructed of berglass, this UFO shaped water suite works on 100% renewable energy via solar panels. It’s luxuriously appointed but sturdy enough to weather a cyclone and insulated to endure temps ranging from –22° to 104°. The interior consists of a living room, mini bar, bedroom, and luxe bathroom, all decked out in designs by Pierre Cardin.The suite’s 360° solarium is meant for soaking up the sunshine, while the mammoth glass bottom offers unmatched views of the underwater landscapes.