Hotels

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Walt Disney World’s most immersive experience yet will be a new hotel being built next to Galaxy’s Edge. The Galactic Starcruiser will make multi-day guests feel like they’re inside a spaceship – the Halcyon – via galactic views, hotel staff portrayed by characters like Chewbacca, and a port day on the planet Batuu.

The 747 Hotel

The 747 Hotel

If you ever find yourself passing through Stockholm, Sweden, consider spending a night at Jumbostay. Parked adjacent to Arlanda Airport, the retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet has been converted into a hotel, with rooms in its passenger cabin, cockpit, and engine nacelles.

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Searching for cool stuff has us on the road and away from home all the time. Our friends at TownePlace Suites by Marriott make us feel like we’re at home, even when we’re on the other side of the country, thanks to their cozy and cheerful long-term accommodations.

A Skyscraper in 19 Days

A Skyscraper in 19 Days

By using prefab modules, a Chinese construction company completed a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days, sometimes at a rate of three floors per day. Their reduced use of concrete means it’s more eco-friendly as well. Time-lapse at 1:53.

One with the Birds

One with the Birds

Designed by Chinese architecture collective, Penda, this temporary dwelling, constructed from bamboo and rope modules, is designed to allow visitors to sleep in the midst of nature without any impact to its surroundings.

whil: Reboot Giveaway #2

whil: Reboot Giveaway #2

whil encourages us to take time out from our busy lives to meditate and reboot in just 60 seconds. Along with the limited edition whil dot, whil is giving away a $500 gift card to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

whil: Reboot Giveaway

whil: Reboot Giveaway

whil encourages us to take time out from our busy lives to meditate and reboot in just 60 seconds. Along with the limited edition whil dot, whil is giving away a $500 gift card to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

Hotello

Hotello

It may look like a trunk, but it contains an entire hotel room. Just pop it open, erect the metal structure, hang the soundproof curtains, and unfold the bed and workspace. A concept by Antonio Scarponi and Robert de Luca.

Clayoqout Wilderness Resort

Clayoqout Wilderness Resort

This small British Columbia resort brings new meaning to “roughing it” – with guest tents decked out with luxurious bedding, full bathroom with heated floor and wood stoves. Lounge tents too.

Snoozebox Temporary Hotel

Snoozebox Temporary Hotel

A portable hotel system, built from shipping containers to provide 40 to 400 rooms and only takes three days to set up. Rooms outfitted with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and Wi-fi.

TuboHotel

TuboHotel

Each room at Tepoztlán, Mexico’s TuboHotel is made from concrete pipe, outfitted with a Queen bed, fan, lighting, a glass front, and of course, curtains. You’ll have to share a bath, though.

Nine Hours Micro Hotel

Nine Hours Micro Hotel

Kyoto’s Nine Hours ultra-minimal capsule hotel boils down “a place to stay” into three essential components – one hour to shower, seven hours to sleep, and one hour of rest. Video hat tip: Monocle.

Treehotel: The Cabin

Treehotel: The Cabin

Designed by MÃ¥rten & Gustav Cyrén, The Cabin is one of the five treetop rooms of the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden. It’s accessed via a footbridge from a hill to the top deck. More pics here.

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TRON: Legacy Hotel Room

TRON: Legacy Hotel Room

TRON: Legacy will be released next week, but if you can’t wait, try out The Legacy of the River suite at the Ice Hotel in Sweden; chances are you’ll be rocking out to Daft Punk while you’re there.

Time Lapse Hotel Build

Time Lapse Hotel Build

Getting it done in China: swift workers completed the main structural components of the Ark Hotel in just 46 hours, and finished the building enclosure in 90 hours; that equals 2 minutes in YouTube land.

Super Deluxe Vending Machine

Super Deluxe Vending Machine

The Semi-Automatic vending machine at the Hudson is stocked with a curated combination of guest necessities and luxury items, including Paul Smith toothbrushes and a red Ferrari 599 GTB.

The Airplane Suite

The Airplane Suite

Nestled in a cozy enclave in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, the Hotel Costa Verde’s latest 2-bedroom suite is housed inside the fuselage of an old Boeing 727 airplane. Guess they couldn’t find the runway.

The V8 Hotel

The V8 Hotel

The V8 Hotel in Stuttgart is a car-lover’s heaven. One of the “most unusual and exciting” hotels in Europe, it’s theme rooms are inspired by all things automotive, from racing to junkyards.

Kameha Grand Hotel

Kameha Grand Hotel

The Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn features stylish avant-garde public spaces and rooms by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, a glittering glass façade and stunning views of the Rhine.

Hotel Metropole-Monte Carlo

Hotel Metropole-Monte Carlo

The Hotel Metropole-Monte Carlo, a four-star hotel in Monaco, has unique services for thrill seekers. Go for laps in an F1 car, or be a co-pilot for 30 minutes aboard an L-39 Albatros jet plane.

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

The Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore is now open, at a cost of US $6 billion, and features a rooftop SkyPark and 492′ infinity pool perched high (650 feet) atop the 3 hotel towers. (Thanks Corey!)

Resorts World at Sentosa

Resorts World at Sentosa

The new project from Michael Graves is Resorts World at Sentosa, a 121 acre hospitality complex on a tropical island off the coast of Singapore with 5 hotels, 10 restaurants and a museum.

Hilton Maldives Underwater Suite

Hilton Maldives Underwater Suite

The Hilton Maldives Resort features the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the resort will convert the 12-seat restaurant into a private suite for two.

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

The luxury citizenM hotel is 2 minutes walking distance from Schiphol’s terminals. Public spaces are filled with dramatic Vitra furniture; rooms have king beds, rain showers, LCD tvs and free wi-fi.

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites plans to open the first space hotel in 2012; $4.4 million buys you a 3-day stay (with 15 sunrises/day), a velcro-covered suit, and 8 weeks of training on a tropical island.

Hotelicopter

Hotelicopter

With 18 guest rooms, gardens and more, the Hotelicopter smells like an April Fool’s joke, but we’ll play along: it makes its maiden flight 6/26, so get those fictional boarding passes ready.

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