Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Field Trip!!!

I know all of us are always searching for that new restaurant. I have found it. Feast your eyes on this:
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The World's First All-gla ss Undersea Restaurant Opens

The Maldives | 15 April marks the day that the first ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world opens its doors for business at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. It will sit five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views.

"We have used aquarium technology to put diners face-to-face with the stunning underwater environment of the Maldives", says Carsten Schieck, General Manager of Hilton Ma ldives Resort & Spa. "Our guests always comment on being blown away by the colour, clarity, and beauty of the underwater world in the Maldives, so it seemed the perfect idea to build a restaurant where diners can experience fine cuisine and take time to enjoy the views - without ever getting their feet wet."

Created by MJ Murphy Ltd, a design consultancy based in New Zealand, Ithaa's distinctive feature is the use of curved transparent acrylic walls and roof, similar to those used in aquarium attractions. "The fact that the entire restaurant except for the floor is made of clear acrylic makes this unique in the world," continues Schieck, "We are currently planting a coral garden on the reef to add to the spectacular views of the rays, sharks and many colourful fish that live around the area.

12 comments:

Miss Britt said...

Holy crap!! Now if you are going SPAing here, I am totally there. Short notice, no notice, cancel wedding plans or whatEVER. I'm your girl.

Robin said...

Beautiful, but you could not pay me to get in that. Talk about the walls closing in on you...

wallofdenial said...

So I guess fish of some kind is on the menu!!!

t2ed said...

Wall, you beat me to the punch. I not only would order fish, I'd order a local fish. Then I could look out and threaten all the other fish with what happens to them when they do pay attention in their school.

Oh, that was bad.

Amy said...

Wow... that IS cool!

HotForSimon said...

I'll start saving now.

We might be able to afford to eat there by the year 2047.

The CEO said...

Count me in. I want to go too.

Wicked H said...

Brittski: I wish! This place is on my to do list for sure. Of course I would have to win the lottery first.

Robin: Really? This is my perfect set up.

Dave: You think?
t2ed: This is why I heart you!
Amy: Way cool!!

Wicked H said...

HFS: Sounds about right, I'll make the reservations.

CEO: On the list, check!

crazedmama said...

WOW, those pics are awesome!! I'd love to go to a restaurant like that...although it may freak me out a little bit, too, lol! Great find!

Steve said...

Now that is cool! Too bad the Maldives are so far away.

Just a Girl from L.A. said...

hahah i have those plates, They are from MACY's!!!