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Bizarre Indoor Camping at the Basecamp Bonn Young Hostel

Basecamp Bonn Young Hostel was opened by hotelier  Michael Schloesser in a former warehouse in Bonn, Germany. The indoor campsite occupies 1600 square meters and consists of 15 vintage camping caravans, two night sleepers, and two Airstreams. Each RV was playfully renovated and has its own theme. Due to size and sleeping capacity prices varies from $32 to $101 per night, according to Yahoo. The hostel was opened just a month ago in August but already got some great reviews online. Looks like Bonn got itself a new touristic attraction!

Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl by Franzun AG

The Romantik Muottas Muragl, a sustainable, contemporary hotel set in the Swiss Alps , has undergone a complete renovation in 2012 by Franzun AG. Visitors can look forward to unforgettable views and a luxurious, yet environmentally conscious mountain retreat. Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl by Franzun AG: “During summer 2010, the entire Berghotel Muottas Muragl was completely renovated. Particular focus was placed on the aspect of environmental-friendliness, giving rise to the first plus-energy hotel in the Alps. Besides constructing the building according to the principles and requirements of the Swiss “Minergie” ecological label, this project went one step further. Although the surface area of the… Read more »

“W” Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand by MAPS Design

In a location as naturally perfect as Koh Samui, Thailand, a small seaside getaway that speeds far past perfection is born, “W” Retreat Koh Samui, designed by Maps Design. Infinity pools show barely a seam when guests look out to the shimmering turquoise Gulf of Thailand, and the hotel’s 75 villas burst with contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. W Retreat Koh Samui brings their signature beds to the party, ensuring the perfect night’s sleep after the perfect day at the beach. Designer’s description: W Retreat and Residences Koh Samui is the first W Retreat in Southeast Asia. An all-villa beachfront resort,… Read more »

Wanderlust Hotel in Little India, Singapore

The artistic Wanderlust hotel in Little India neighborhood, Singapore  has been created, to communicate with curious voyagers up for a boutique-like adventure. The hotel is the newest development of owner Loh Lik Peng, who gave four different award winning Singapore design firms each a floor to create their own interpretation of contemporary style and comfort. The building was originally an old school built it 1920s. The hotel houses 29 guest rooms with different design themes ranging from neon-glowing rooms to origami stencils, it also features a wide-open bar and lounge with as much wonder as the rooms themselves. The word ‘Wanderlust’ stands for a strong desire or… Read more »

Meet The Most Expensive Hotel Room in History

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE The Burj Al-Arab hotel, stands off the coast of Dubai on a man-made island specially for it, it is the world’s most luxurious hotel, ranking itself as the only 7-star hotel worldwide. And it makes total common sense that the most expensive hotel room in the world would be in it. The Royal Suite at the Burj Al-Arab hotel is an outstanding 780 sq. meters villa. It sports 2 master bedrooms a reception salon, dinning room, a private cinema and spa, it even has its own internal elevator between different levels of the suite…. Read more »

Tanzanian Singita Grumeti Reserves Named The Best Hotel In The World

Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserves Faru Faru lodge, named the best hotel in the world in 2011 by Travel + Leisure magazine’s 16th annual World’s Best Awards, it received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys and feedback.  Located at Serengeti National Park, the hotel is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild. The reserve’s flagship is Sasakwa, an East African ranch house set on a plateau with panoramic views of the plains. The lodge’s wood-paneled libraries have an English country club feel, and there are seven cottage residences, each with… Read more »

Suspended Night Club Hotel in Hongkong by Urban Plunger

Due to the extremely compact planning in Hong Kong, architectural studio Urban plunger was inspired to create a pendant structure know as an architectural parasite that leans on its neighboring buildings and uses their internal infrastructure.

Wadi Rum Desert Lodge in Jordan

A combination of primary lifestyle and high-tech innovations, synergy of virgin desert and modern construction, Wadi Rum Desert Lodge in Jordan, (Wadi Rum meaning Rum valley in Arabic), is designed to satisfy a traveler’s interest of immersion into desert meditation with the comfort of a supreme contemporary hotel. The creator of an outstanding resort  is a Florida-based company Oppenheim architecture + design, who recently won the design competition. The hotel will be carved into the cliffs of the famous Eco-tourism zone. “The architecture we will humbly create within the realm of the Wadi is intended to miraculously and meticulously add another sound in… Read more »

Japan’s 9-hours Capsule Hotel

From Japan, the busiest most efficient country in the world, comes out a new capsule hotel named 9 hours. Coming along this modern Japanese-style hotel grabbed my attention that 9 hours isn’t just a name, its a complete theme that defines the exact function of the sleep-in facility. Designed by Fumie Shibata of design studio s, the new capsule hotel offers luxury in a minimum living volume by defining the elements necessary for a minimal transit space for day-travelers, businessmen that missed the last train, or night-life goers who are looking for a fast place to crash. The design theme is very minimalistic, it’s majorly white and black,… Read more »

nHow Music Hotel in Berlin by Karim Rashid

The nHow, Europe’s first Music Hotel – in the heart of Berlin, Germany. Located on the banks of the river Spree right between east and west Berlin, and at the epicentre of the music, fashion and creative scene, the new lifestyle hotel was recently opened in November 2010, and it has yet to meet its match. The amazing cantilevered exterior is designed by architect Sergei Tchoban which harmonically complements the stunning and dramatic hotel interior by American designer Karim Rashid. The nHow Berlin represents a new generation of luxury accommodation, it centers on music and design representing a lively, offbeat and dynamic… Read more »

Top 25 bizarre hotels (part 2)

13.  Das Park Hotel, Ottensheim, Austria Hotel rooms built from giant concrete sewage pipe segments This is a one-of-a-kind hotel, it has been designed from the outset to use worldwide standard concrete drainage or sewage pipe sections – so you could well see more of them in the future. The idea of Andreas Strauss in 2004, the first rooms were provided in Linz. Now in nearby Ottensheim, rooms are accessed by a digital keypad, whose code is provided by the self service website upon booking acceptance. The beauty of these pipes is that their concrete utilitarian look needs little alteration to make… Read more »

Top 25 bizarre hotels (part 1)

1. Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa, newly remodeled and unique in the world, is completely built in salt. Walls, floors, ceilings, and most of the furniture too – chairs, tables and beds are all made of salt. There is also a 9-hole salt golf course designed by Christian Pensu. You’ll also see stunning sunsets (you’re 3650m above sea level), with an amazing backdrop of the mountain ranges in the distance. 2. Dockside Crane Hotel, Harlingen, Netherlands This is a genuine dockside crane which has been the recipient of intelligent engineering and dedicated devotion rarely… Read more »

Marina Bay Sands Integrated Hotel with SkyPark – Singapore

A hotel with a roof garden? I don’t think so! In Singapore, Safdie Architects have completely changed the traditional meaning of a “roof garden” to evolutionary expectations.  The Boston-based internationally renowned design firm have created a masterpiece within its existence, The Marina bay Sands. 3 Hotel towers 55 stories each acting as the carriers of a 2.5 acres SkyPark that spans from one tower to the other and cantilevers 65 meters (213 feet) beyond the third tower (the largest roof garden in the world)! Just Amazing. The Marina Bay Sands combines more than 121,000 square meters (1.3 million square feet)… Read more »

How Many Architects Can You Fit in One Hotel?

In July 2005, a new hotel was added to Madrid’s hotel inventory. The Puerta America wasn’t just another hotel opening in the Spanish capital, it was ‘The’ hotel, a luxury concept. The Puerta America is very unique in the fact that it was a co-design between 19 of the today’s biggest internationally acclaimed names in the field of Architecture and Interior Design from 13 different countries, showcasing their magic in a very harmonious piece of design. With a price tag rising up to around $100 million there were really no obstacles to their imagination. They approached a minimalist high tech… Read more »

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