As lovely vacation destinations go, the un-pronounceable name of Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is quite the place to be. The 170 year old hotel stands sticking to the face of a vertical cliff face and can only be reached by a combination of cable car and hiking.
Germany is by no means the place for a tropical paradise, but there this tropical “island” lives, surrounded by fields of snow in winter. The sandy beeches, the palm trees, and the warmth in this place that hosts canaries and flamingos totally belie the fact that this was once a giant hangar in a Russian military base in Krausnick, Germany.
Sheraton’s new Hushou Hot Spring Resort in China is all set to roll and it does look damn attractive with all that lighting that seems to work very well with its horse shoe shape. The building is the work of Beijing based MAD architects.
As far as bedrooms go, they might be very well different in decoration, but the beds themselves generally tend to confine themselves to a similar style. Which while not nearly a bad thing, might not find repose with a small number of people who might be looking for something more “adventurous.” Both these tastes however, would find some good in the Beer Barrel Bedroom, if only for its unconventional look and style.
Underwater hotels get all the love, because seriously, who with a truckload of cash wouldn’t want to stay in luxury under water. Poseidon Undersea Resort is a concept for Fiji. The five star will have 24 capsules under water, at a depth of around 12 meters.
Open for business outside Quebec City, Hotel de Glace is apparently North America’s only hotel made entirely from snow and ice. Built in the winters, the hotel is built with a new design every year. It takes 60 workers a month working with 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice to sculpt the hotel.
Aircraft carriers are humongous ships, generally seen by people as a representation of the military might of their country. The status that they enjoy apparently makes them very well suited for commercial activities as well, including something like a luxury hotel. Kiev is a retired Soviet aircraft carrier that was sold to China in 1996, and was used as part of a military theme park since 2004. Now, the ship has been turned into a luxury hotel. The promoters sent a good $15.5 million in revamping the ship and giving it the luxury look, bypassing the traditional navy cabins the ship would have had.
TuboHotel in the outskirts of the remote village of Tepoztlan, Morelos in Mexico has a rather unique styling, keeping its guests in unique tube shaped or drainage pipe styled rooms. We were under the impression that the DasparkHotel would be the only one of its kind, but clearly, expecting creativity to ever run out in this world would be rather foolish.
Dasparkhotel has a business model other hotels would avoid like the plague, but letting guests stay in drainage pipes seems to work for Daspark. To be fair, it is not exactly the way it sounds; the drain pipes have been converted and sit in a city park. The hotel is a concept from Andreas Strauss. Currently, there are two hotels, one in near Essen, Germany, and another in Ottensheim, Austria.