This is the first world’s floating luxury hotel named Anthénea. Shaped like a pod, the solar-powered and self-sufficient, the hotel is a luxurious eco-retreat that adapts to any waterbody in any climate.
Anthénea breathes a breath of fresh air into eco-travel with a multi-sensory experience aimed at owners and hoteliers for travellers looking to reconnect with nature and explore the seas in luxurious style. It is a futuristic-looking watercraft designed and manufactured in France by veteran designers, engineers, and naval architects, whose vision was to create an eco-responsible and nomadic vessel for eco-tourists.
Anthénea is autonomous, self-sufficient, and ecological. Equipped with silent electric motors in the proprietary version, the floating suite is solar-powered and can stay afloat indefinitely thanks to five south-facing solar panels and two electric propulsion pods. Its domed shape is designed to follow the sun’s rays and blend seamlessly into the environment while its central well serves as an undersea observatory and natural air conditioning system. Optional features include a desalination system and wood-burning stove and can be installed anywhere with zero environmental impact.
The 50m2 capsule includes three living spaces. The day space is equipped with a sofa, a minibar, curved furniture covered with waxed concrete and a 3m underwater window. The night space is composed of a 2.20m circular bed and a sea or freshwater bathtub. The relaxation area has a 360° solarium on its rooftop for 12 people. All interior features are entirely made from sustainable materials. Pricing starts at N206,033,850 ($535,000).
This pod can be piloted by anyone in any environment. Anthénea adapts to a wide temperature range: -30°C to +40°C, and the aerodynamic design blends perfectly into any natural environment. Plus it requires no navigational knowledge or experience to operate, and seasickness is a thing of the past thanks to its stabilizing ballasting and 360° panoramic vision on the horizon.
Offering a new form of tourist experience between underwater vision and land exploration, Anthénea allows the traveller to discover unsuspected territories and live unexplored experiences while unfolding the thread of the intimate: the link with nature and with oneself. No building permits or time-consuming construction, and more environmentally friendly, it gives hoteliers an eco-responsible approach to hospitality.