The San Francisco-based company teamed up with French design firm Ubi Bene to create a rather unique suite—one submerged 33 feet deep in a three million-liter tank inhabited by 35 live sharks.
Offering an immersive experience like no other, the see-through chamber offers an up close and personal look at the steely swimmers, with nothing but a wall of glass separating guests from the fearsome bunch.
Airbnb hosted an online contest (now closed) to determine the lucky few, who—along with their plus-ones—will receive roundtrip tickets to the City of Light and get to spend the night in the submarine space at the historic Aquarium de Paris, located in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Guests will have to abide by a few house rules including:
1) No selfies after dark (sharks are sensitive to light);
2) No sleepwalking or night swimming;
3) Keep your heads and feet in the bedroom at all times; and
4) Don’t eat the chum.
Each pair will be greeted by record-holding free-diver and ocean photographer Fred Buyle who, after diving into the tank to introduce a few of their neighbors, will take the duo on an in-depth tour of the aquarium and provide insight on how sharks live, why they’re so misunderstood, and why they’re vital to the ecosystem. (Following the event—which takes place from April 11 to 13—the cylindrical space will be transformed into an observatory where marine biologists can continue to study the majestic creatures.)
The two will then enjoy a toothsome meal sweetened by spectacular tank-side views of their newfound friends.