The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

Ship-shape living

The taxi driver informed me that we had almost reached the hotel, and on looking out of the window, I saw what looked like a cruise ship. “Must be near the beach now,” I thought till it struck me that this was Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is 400 kms away from the sea.

The Mercure Value Hotel is shaped like a ship and the windows are shaped like portholes. Interesting, one should say.

It is a nice and comfortable hotel, the rooms are large, and the air conditioning is good. Was there anything nautical about the interiors? Sadly not.

Out of curiosity, I looked on the net to find any other hotels that were shaped like ships, and I found a few.

The Titanic De Luxe Beach & Resort Hotel in Antalya, Turkey is on the beachfront.

The Hotel Cruise is located up on the River Mtkvari, in the western part of Tbilisi, Georgia.

And perched atop a set of buildings of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore is a structure shaped like a ship.

Very interesting structures.

Wonder what the fascination was that made people design them this way.

And, no, I was not seasick.




September 22, 2011 - Posted by | About this and that |

1 Comment »

  1. Wonderful hotels. Really curiousity drives people to make and plan unimaginable. Particularly impressed with Titanic model.


    Comment by Nelson Menezes | September 22, 2011 | Reply

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