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Unusual? Yes. Unique? Possibly. Most hotels are made from bricks and cement or concrete and steel, this one is made from ice and snow. Skilled ice artisans (or should that be icetisans?) build the hotel every winter slightly differently each time. If you want to volunteer to help them, apply ...
The Null Stern is a concept hotel by artistic entrepreneur brothers, Frank and Patrik Riklin. It ran for one year from 2009 to 2010 before being turned into a museum. ‘Null Stern’ means ‘no stars’. This does not mean it is crummy, far from it. The name is meant as ...
This capsule hotel is unusual because it is male-only. Sorry girls. I’m not sure why it is single-sex but aside from that this capsule hotel is fairly typical of its kind. Expect to leave your shoes at the door, put your things in the locker room and take advantage of ...
This building was used as a prison from 1866-1995. Now it is one of the more unusual hostels in the world. Cells have been converted into comfortable rooms and the old prison doors remain as they were, save for a lick of paint and the removal of spy holes. There ...
You won't want to go off the deep end of Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool – it is 57 stories up. This is just one of hundreds of features guests of the world's most expensive hotel can enjoy. Yes, it cost a cool $6.2 billion to build. The infinity pool ...
The Gladstone Hotel was first opened in 1889 and is the oldest hotel in Toronto. Starting out life as luxury accommodation for the privileged classes, it was then owned and operated by a lively widow and her 13 children. The hotel eventually fell into disrepair until it became known as ...
At Yotel you get to spend the night in a luxury yacht cabin while having all the advantages of being in London, New York or Amsterdam. Seasickness will not be a problem here Captain! Each tiny room is a triumph of design. The queen-sized beds are retractable and some rooms ...
The most avant-garde city in the world, Berlin, is now home to the weirdest hotel in the world: Propeller Island City Lodge. Hand-made down to the last door-handle by artist, Lars Stroschen, staying here is a really unique experience. You could be sleeping in a floating bed or one of ...
Popular with travelers and drunk business men, the Japanese capsule hotel has caught imaginations all around the world and this is the original – first opening its doors in 1979. You will need to put your shoes away and change into slippers on arrival and then you are shown to ...
'12apr12The One Hotel
No, this isn’t where Neo stays in The Matrix. This is a hotel designed to be used by one person or one couple at a time. Not only do you have the only room to yourself, but the lobby, the restaurant, the terrace, the hot tub are all your private ...