Lavish buildings are the norm in Dubai, with each boasting flamboyant features to set them apart from the rest. Few, however, can boast their own artificial rainforest like ZAS Group's planned Rosemont hotel and residences. The two-tower development will be operated by Hilton’s luxury Curio brand.

ZAS describes Rosemont as "a very important high-end 5-star" development and says it will be located in a prime position on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Al Thanyah First area of Dubai. The US$300 million project was awarded to ZAS after it won an international design competition.

ZAS says Rosemont is aimed at capturing the buzz of Dubai in a contemporary manner. The 13,000 sq m (140,000 sq ft) site comprises two 47-story towers raised atop a 5-story shared podium. In addition to acting as a "pedestal" for the towers, the podium will host a variety of amenities.

To begin with, it will be home to retail spaces and a sheesha café. There will be a nightclub on the first floor of the podium and an entertainment complex with a bowling alley, a skydive simulator, a kids play area and a luxury cinema on the top floor. The podium will also house welcome lobbies for the hotel and the apartment towers.

The highlight of the podium, however, will be a 12,000 sq m (130,000 sq ft) artificial beach and rainforest at the top. Gizmag asked for more information about these elements, but was told that details are limited at this planning stage. There will be watersports activities for public guest and those of the hotel and apartments, but that's about all we can tell you at the moment.

The hotel will contain 450 rooms and will feature a skylobby, a skypool, fine dining restaurants, a spa, a health club and meeting rooms. The restaurants will overlook the skylobby and the pool and guests will be able to take in views of the city and the coastline.

There will be 280 serviced apartments in the other tower, which will also feature a sky lobby and a sky pool. ZAS says the serviced apartments are aimed at providing guests with "a home away from home" and there will be exclusive residential amenities around the sky lobby to help deliver this.

The design of the Rosemont development began in February this year, with construction expected to be completed in April 2018.

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