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

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

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

An Italian design firm has come up with a luxury UFO-style pod that’s part bedroom and part motorboat. The so-called ‘Pearlsuite’ – designed with hotels and holiday resorts in mind – has an ensuite bedroom and kitchenette with a wine cooler, covered by a retractable roof.

It also has a small motor and autopilot function, where guests can use their smartphones to drive the pod between setpoints at speeds of up to 10 km/h. The pod was not designed for high seas adventures but would be capable of paddling around coves 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

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

The so-called 'Pearlsuite' has an ensuite bedroom and a kitchenette with a wine cooler, covered by a sliding roof

The so-called ‘Pearlsuite’ has an ensuite bedroom and a kitchenette with a wine cooler, covered by a sliding roof

Each pod, ‘equipped with top technology features’, would cost £230,000 to build.

The suite measures 22 ft (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 1 m wide external decks where guests can lounge. Internally there is up to 22 square meters of space to play with.

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

Not designed for high seas adventures, the pod can paddle for up to six hours at 10kph around coves and along coastlines, with guests controlling it with their smartphones

Not designed for high seas adventures, the pod can paddle for up to six hours at 10kph around coves and along coastlines, with guests controlling it with their smartphones

The suite measures 22 ft (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 1 m wide external decks where guests can lounge

The suite measures 22 ft (7 m) in diameter and is surrounded by 1 m wide external decks where guests can lounge

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

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

Multiple anchored suites can become a floating resort, or alternatively used as a reception area or for a restaurant

Multiple anchored suites can become a floating resort, or alternatively used as a reception area or for a restaurant

The pods would be ideal for hotels and resorts looking to increase capacity in a short period of time as they are “designed to be assembled in a very quick time,” according to the designer.

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

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

Each pod, 'fitted with the best tech features', would cost £230,000 to build

Each pod, ‘fitted with the best tech features’, would cost £230,000 to build

Above you can see the floor plan of a Pearlsuite, which offers up to 22 square meters of space internally

The pod would rely on solar energy to fuel the air-conditioning, lighting, refrigerator and other appliances on board

On the left is the floor plan of a Pearlsuite, which offers up to 22 square meters of space internally. The pod would rely on solar energy to fuel the air-conditioning, lighting, refrigerator and other appliances on board

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

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

The suite can also be equipped with a gyroscope stabilizer system, reducing tilting movements.

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

Obviously, the Pearlsuite design is a concept waiting for interest from potential investors or resort owners.

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

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