We're Moving In! - China's First Crystalline Luxury Hotel!

The amethyst hotel by NL architects features exposed crystalline forms
all images courtesy of NL architects

As gem collectors How many times have you fantasized of living inside of the large crystalline structures usually displayed at gem shows and museums? I know we have ! and apparently so have the architects of the Dutch design firm NL designs.  The architects have recently presented these renderings of plans for a very large amethyst quartz crystal cathedral structure that will be located on China's man made island- Ocean Flower.

 The design is intended to promote the healing qualities of the Amethyst gemstone.

The design is intended to promote the healing qualities of the Amethyst gemstone.

As many of our readers understand, Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants that won't grow, and calming animals. Amethyst crystal clusters are used in living spaces to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

 the hotel’s inner layer is formed by crystalline clusters that will  frame the scheme’s interiors.

the hotel’s inner layer is formed by crystalline clusters that will  frame the scheme’s interiors.

 the hotel’s living accommodation is placed around a large void in the structure.

the hotel’s living accommodation is placed around a large void in the structure.

Rooms in the hotel would be arranged around the atrium, with access corridors running around the outer perimeter. This would allow every room to face into the central void, which itself would be fronted by glazing.

 The first hotel is proposed for a manmade island known as Ocean Flower, which is under development in the sea north of Hainan, southern China. The vision is to eventually build more around the world, each with slightly different shapes.

The first hotel is proposed for a manmade island known as Ocean Flower, which is under development in the sea north of Hainan, southern China. The vision is to eventually build more around the world, each with slightly different shapes.

 At night, the crystal  will achieve a bold and distinctive presence by emitting glowing violet light that will be seen throughout the city.

At night, the crystal  will achieve a bold and distinctive presence by emitting glowing violet light that will be seen throughout the city.

 The design would be placed in multiple locations across the globe!

The design would be placed in multiple locations across the globe!

Although building is slow, the architects of this project have been quoted as saying "By going public we hope to catalyze the project."  and we sure hope so too!