Designers create ‘extreme hotel’ in an archipelago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When this former mechanic wanted a remote retreat with an all-day cooking experience, he used his properties as a prototype Designers have created a hotel for those seeking…

Designers create 'extreme hotel' in an archipelago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When this former mechanic wanted a remote retreat with an all-day cooking experience, he used his properties as a prototype

Designers have created a hotel for those seeking adventure and survival.

Submerge – by Johnson Tillman – was inspired by real-life extreme travellers.

In a bid to replicate an “experience hotel”, all seven hotel properties can offer guests activities such as camping in the wilderness, backpacking to exotic spots, mountain climbing, rock climbing and other activities in one location.

The lengths clients will go to to achieve this are not indicated in the official website .

Where guests can stay at the hotels is largely determined by demand. Their locations are also designed with safety in mind, according to Tillman’s company Johnson Tillman.

Key attractions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prices for each property range from about £110-120 per night

In addition to the first six properties, Submerge has opened an underwater lodge. The Shoreditch Eye and Pool is comprised of 54 inner and outer space-inspired fibreglass modules – and weighs 600 tonnes.

All the properties offer luxurious service and will come with solid stone exteriors and large communal tables with camp beds and bunk beds.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shoreditch Eye and Pool has 54 inner and outer space-inspired fibreglass modules

The intimate swimming pool and kitchen are designed so guests can maintain communal meals with other guests and attempt challenges – such as eating raw whole fish without being sick – without the need for professional help.

Costing an estimated £2m to build, Shoreditch Eye and Pool opened in June and is about half the size of the first six properties, as the company has seen more demand for the submarine.

Three more hotels are on the books to open in the early 2020s.

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