The $500-million Hydropolis Undersea Resort is touted as the world’s first underwater hotel. It’s a “1.1-million-square-foot complex—with lavish suites, a ballroom, a shopping mall and a missile-defense system.” Virtual tour after the jump.

Clearly, they are optimistic that Poseidon can lure enough celebrity guests and high rollers to be a financial success. Meanwhile, Jones has inked a deal with the owners of a privately held South Pacific island. If all goes well with construction, the Poseidon Mystery Island will soon be submerged in 40 feet of water in a 5,000-acre coral lagoon near the coast of a narrow, 225-acre isle located in northeastern Fiji

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The $500-million Hydropolis Undersea Resort is touted as the world’s first underwater hotel. It’s a “1.1-million-square-foot complex—with lavish suites, a ballroom, a shopping mall and a missile-defense system.” Virtual tour after the jump.

Clearly, they are optimistic that Poseidon can lure enough celebrity guests and high rollers to be a financial success. Meanwhile, Jones has inked a deal with the owners of a privately held South Pacific island. If all goes well with construction, the Poseidon Mystery Island will soon be submerged in 40 feet of water in a 5,000-acre coral lagoon near the coast of a narrow, 225-acre isle located in northeastern Fiji

[via PopSci]