World’s 1st All-Glass Undersea Restaurant

Dine 16 feet below sea level @ the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant



[JP Press, The Maldives, 13 April 2007]  The first-ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world
opens its doors for business on April 15th at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa, Rangali Island.
Built on 2 islands in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, the Hilton Maldives
Resort & Spa offers white sands, palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs and a turquoise lagoon,
30 minutes’ flight from the international airport by seaplane.



 Sitting five meters (16 feet) below the waves of the Indian Ocean, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
is surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees
of panoramic underwater views.



“We have used aquarium technology to put diners face-to-face with the stunning underwater
environment of the Maldives”, says Carsten Schieck, General Manager of Hilton Maldives
Resort & Spa. “Our guests always comment on being blown away by the colour, clarity, and beauty of
the underwater world in the Maldives, so it seemed the perfect idea to build a restaurant where
diners can experience fine cuisine and take time to enjoy the views - without ever getting their feet wet.”



Created by MJ Murphy Ltd, a design consultancy based in New Zealand, its distinctive feature is
the use of curved transparent acrylic walls and roof, similar to those used in aquarium attractions.
“The fact that the entire restaurant except for the floor is made of clear acrylic makes this unique
in the world,” continues Schieck. “We are currently planting a coral garden on the reef to add to the
spectacular views of the rays, sharks and many colorful fish that live around the area.”











World's First All-glass Undersea Restaurant

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Dinner is poured. - WC Fields

Keep a clean kitchen - dine out. - Unknown

I don't believe in dining on an empty stomach. - WC Fields

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations. - Unknown

Out for lunch. If not back by five, out for dinner also. - Unknown

The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. - Hebrew Proverb

We're eating dinner soon. Don't fill up on homework. - Alex Baze

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. - Mike Myers

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. - Fran Lebowitz

Her face looked like something on the menu in a seafood restaurant. - Woody Allen

I'm a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking - mostly Thai food. - Will Ferrell

You cannot come to a Nigerian restaurant without having pepper soup. - Ben Okri

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world. - Oscar Wilde

My metabolism stinks. I can gain weight just listening to dinner music. - Ron Dentinger

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. - James Beard

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. - Adelle Davis

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. - Oscar Wilde

Dinner and a movie? Forget that. I'd rather have a picnic and a waterfall. - Amanda Grace

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. - George Carlin

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. - James Bovard

I'm on a strict liquid diet: Mimosas for breakfast, Margaritas for lunch, Martinis for dinner. - Unknown

The truly free man is the one who will turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. - Jules Renard

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. - George Carlin

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. - Helen Rowland

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

When I invite a woman to dinner I expect her to look at my face.
That's the price she has to pay. - Groucho Marx

I had a meal last night. I ordered everything in French - surprised everybody, it was a Chinese restaurant. - Tommy Cooper

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. - H L Mencken

I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic. - Will Estes

Because of their cuisine, Germans don't consider farting rude. They'd certainly be out of luck if they did. - P.J. O'Rourke

I went to a fancy French restaurant called "Deja Vu." The headwaiter said, "Don't I know you?" - Steven Wright

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance. - Steven Wright

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. - Walter Bagehot

I like thieves. Some of my best friends are thieves. Why, just last week we had the president of the bank over for dinner. - WC Fields

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. - Bryan Miller

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties. - Oscar Wilde

I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner. - Liam Neeson

Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee. - Daniel Pauly

Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship.
She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays. - Red Skelton


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