All hotels have only one main purpose and that is giving people a place to live while they are away from home. Depending on, how big your budget is, you will be able to get the biggest and the most beautiful room there is, or just a bed to sleep in. Special perks like sauna, gym and tennis terrain are also available. It has been like that for many years and the hotel owners have decided to go a step further. There are not that many things you can change in a hotel but there are some you can.
Let´s see what some hotels can offer you while the others can´t.
Location, location, location
As a tourist or a businessman you most probable like your hotel to be in the very center of the city. It is always an advantage if there is a bus or a metro stop near the location where you are at. What do you say about the wood?
There is a hotel in Sweden that doesn´t go by the urban city rule. The owner decided to build the rooms around the trees and give every room a specific look. The most regular room you can choose is The cabin. The room is designed for two and furnished like, as you may guess, a cabin. You all know how a cabin looks like, so there is no need to go in too many details.
But, do you know a UFO looks like? Probable the UFO room designer don´t either, but he decided to make a guess. On the outside it looks like a classic flying saucer and on the inside it looks like a not that classic room. It is a family room, build for two adults and two children and decorated with space-themed textures. It can also fly you to the stars, if you dream about it.
Maybe the one that belongs there the most is The bird´s nest room. From the outside it is designed as… well, a bird´s nest. From the inside however it is pure luxury. There are two separate bedrooms, bathroom, and a living area. Something every bird can just wish for. The other rooms available are The blue cone, The mirrorcube and The tree sauna.
I would like some ice in my cocktail
We are still in Sweden, since it seems that they have the most original ideas about attracting guests to their hotels. We are leaving the forest and entering a very cold place. You can´t expect anything else from a building made of pure ice. The temperature is low enough to keep the ice solid and not as low for you to be just a little cold; supposing that you are well dressed for the occasion. As you may guess, the walls are made of ice, just as the beds, chairs, closets, even forks and spoons. If you are wondering how old the hotel is, the answer is less than a year. The same will be true the next year and the one after that. The reason is that the hotel gets melted every summer and is rebuild every winter. Every year it looks a bit different and has a different layout. The special thing, except the ice of course, is the chapel inside the hotel. Many couples decide to get married just there.
What city is this?
The third hotel is not that unique like the others. It is located at the island of Macau, just an hour drive using a boat from Hong Kong. It is build using the same materials as any other modern building and it doesn´t look that different when you look at it.
Well, there is that little detail… It looks like Venice. Yes, that´s right, Venice. The architects agreed to make it look just like the original. You can drive in a gondola, navigate through narrow water paths, and even gamble. To tell the truth the last is not exclusive for Italy, but it is for China. Macau is the only place you can gamble and it made it the most visited gambling destination in the world. Probable more people heard about Las Vegas, but more actually saw the Macau´s replica of the well-known Venice.
Will you ever feel the same when you check-in a regular hotel? If you don´t like the nature, cold or Italians you probable will, but I doubt you won´t, just for a second, whish that you are in a UFO room now.