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Buildings of the Future

Architecture that will take your breath away.

Underwater holiday resorts. Vertical farms in the middle of New York. Bionic buildings. These are just a few examples of the buildings of tomorrow. But what are they all about?

It isn’t easy being a hotelier these days. For a start, the 5-star hotel is no longer the height of luxury. Now there are plenty of (unofficial) 6-star hotels and, incredibly, three with 7 stars. So, what can you do if you want to go even further, and give your guests something completely different? Build the whole hotel on the bottom of the ocean, of course! The Crescent Hydropolis is currently under construction in Dubai (where else?); and when it opens, it’ll be the world’s first luxury underwater hotel.

The complex will be 20-metres underwater and will have 220 suites, plus restaurants, a shopping mall, cinemas and a missile-defence system – just in case. All in all, it’ll cover an area of 300,000 square metres. Of course, it goes without saying that all guests will have incredible views of the ocean floor. The owners are even in talks with Disney to bring a fully underwater production of The Little Mermaid to the hotel’s lobby.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (197) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions so you can understand native speakers, songs, films and TV series better. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about chocolate and cooking, 12 useful words and expressions for describing graphs and charts, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Food – chocolate. • Grammar – relative clauses (who, that). • Typical errors – error correction. • Art – airbrushing. • History – JFK versus Lincoln. • Language – how to learn idioms. • Politics – Winston Churchill. • Finance – Wall Street. • Cinema – Shia LaBeouf. • Business – how to start a business. • Marketing – ambush marketing. • Accents – the Scottish accent. • Architecture – buildings of the future. • Words – oxymorons. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!