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A New Hotel In Dubai Will Feature An Artificial Rainforest And Robotic Hosts

But wait, there's more.

Watch out Rainforest Cafe; there’s a new jungle in town.

The upcoming Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences in Dubai will feature the Middle East’s first rainforest. Designed by ZAS Architects, the hotel will house 450 hotel rooms and 280 residential suites, offering unique amenities including a manmade beach, aquarium, infinity pool and trampoline park. But those aren’t the only factors separating this hotel from the rest.

“When you’re being dropped off at the hotel, you’ll have 4D animations on the ceilings which change theme every week or every night,” ZAS Dubai managing partner DJ Armin told HuffPost. “Then you go into the lobbies, and you’ll be greeted by a robotic host.”

You heard the man. The Rosemont Hotel will have robotic hosts.

“Of course, there will be a human host as well,” Armin said, though that doesn’t stop us from noticing there’s something of a robot takeover going on in travel and hospitality.

The hotel’s rainforest will be open air, located above the hotel’s entertainment floor.

“You’ll have dense trees, canopies, some sun coming through, and during the summertime we will use the recycled condensation from the towers to have the mist coming down from the trees to cool down the air,” Armin said.

The rainforest will be open to hotel guests, residents and outside visitors alike. Armin expects that tickets will be sold to the general public, should passersby want to take advantage of a cool rainforest during the hot Dubai summer.

The Rosemont is already under construction and scheduled to be finished by the end of 2018. Take a look at the renderings below to see if this rainforest hotel rates a trip to Dubai for you.

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