Pictured: The amazing UFO-style floating hotel suite with retractable roof and motor

Pictured: The amazing UFO-style floating hotel suite which features a double bed, retractable roof and a small motor for cruising on the water

  • Running on an electric motor, the ‘Pearlsuite’ can travel short distances at a speed of around 6 mph
  • Each suite, which costs £230,000 to build, will also include a kitchenette, bathroom and terrace
  • It is said to be ideal for hotels and resorts hoping to increase capacity in a short period of time

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It is a hotel stay that is truly out of this world.

An Italian design company has come up with a luxury UFO-style pod that’s part bedroom and part motorboat. The so-called “Pearlsuite” — designed for hotels and resorts — has one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a kitchenette with a wine cooler, topped with a retractable roof.

It also has a small motor and autopilot function, with guests able to drive the pod between set points at speeds of up to 6 mph using their smartphone. The pod isn’t designed for deep-sea adventures, but is said to be able to cruise around bays and along coastlines for up to six hours at a time.

An Italian design firm has come up with a luxury UFO-style pod that’s part bedroom and part motorboat

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The so-called “Pearlsuite” has a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette with a wine cooler, topped with a retractable roof

Each pod, “equipped with state-of-the-art technological features”, is said to cost £230,000 to build.

The suite measures 22 feet (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 3.2 feet (1 m) wide outdoor decks on which guests can relax. Inside there is up to 22m² of space to play.

The concept is the brainchild of designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini, of the Lazzarini design studio, on behalf of the Italian water transport company Jet Capsule.

The pod isn't designed for deep-sea adventures, but is said to be capable of cruising at up to 6mph around bays and along coastlines for up to six hours, with guests controlling it using their smartphones. .

The pod isn’t designed for deep-sea adventures, but is said to be capable of cruising at up to 6mph around bays and along coastlines for up to six hours, with guests controlling it using their smartphones. .

The suite measures 22 feet (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 3.2 feet (1 m) wide outdoor decks on which guests can relax.

The suite measures 22 feet (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 3.2 feet (1 m) wide outdoor decks on which guests can relax.

The concept is the brainchild of designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini, of the Lazzarini design studio, on behalf of the Italian water transport company Jet Capsule

The concept is the brainchild of designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini, of the Lazzarini design studio, on behalf of the Italian water transport company Jet Capsule

Several anchored suites could become a floating resort, or could also be used as a reception or for a restaurant

Several anchored suites could become a floating resort, or could also be used as a reception or for a restaurant

The pods would be ideal for hotels and resorts that want to increase their capacity in a short time because, according to the designer, they are “designed to be assembled in a very fast time”.

Lazzarini says several anchored suites could become a floating resort or be used as a reception or restaurant.

According to the designer, the pod, which features an electric motor, has a “zero carbon footprint” and is offered “at a very low cost to implement”.

Each pod,

Each pod, ‘equipped with state-of-the-art technological features’, would cost £230,000 to build

Above is the floor plan of a Pearlsuite, which offers up to 236 square feet (22 square meters) of space inside

The pod would rely on solar power to power air conditioning, lighting, refrigerator and other devices on board

On the left is the floor plan of a Pearlsuite, which offers up to 236 square feet (22 square meters) of space inside. The pod would rely on solar power to power air conditioning, lighting, refrigerator and other devices on board

Solar energy will be used to power air conditioning, lighting, refrigerator and other appliances.

According to the designer, storage in the pod shell can house “additional power sources and systems.” For example, a fuel cell hydrogen generator (a clean generator that emits water) can be fitted to generate power on board, ensuring power is available when there is little sun or when rain clouds are looming.

The suite can also be equipped with a gyroscope stabilizer system, which reduces tilting movement.

There will also be a basic version of the pod available for £38,000 which is designed for beach club revelers. It is not equipped with a toilet and has no motor, solar energy or stabilizer.

It is understood that the design of Pearlsuite is a concept awaiting interest from potential investors or resort owners.

For more information, visit www.lazzarinidesignstudio.com/pearlsuites and jetcapsule.it.

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Nicholas E. Crittendon