We have heard of various ways to promote green using tourism and hotels, but this new eco-friendly themed hotel called the Reefworld is sure to get its share of petty questions surrounding its real intent. It has been hailed as the future fully eco-friendly floating hotel that can accommodate underwater guestrooms. But while it can provide us a better picture of what to seen underneath the corals and reefs, there is one thing in mind; will the reefs be there for long for them to stand on?
They’re saying that Reefworld will be the world’s first “fully eco-friendly floating hotel” and includes eight underwater guestrooms. The bathrooms will have glass walls so all the fish will be able to see what you’re up to in there! The plan is to combine it with a research facility, and also power the whole thing using solar panels and its own turbines and “underwater trickle-charge generators”.
It sounds a bit science fiction-like and reactions have been mixed. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have apparently given it their support, but local dive operators are more skeptical. And while in theory we love the idea of an underwater bedroom, we’d rather make sure the reef was still there for future generations to enjoy.
(Source) Hotel Chatter