We picked up 13 of the most unusual, outrageous and ridiculous hotels from all over the world for you. You’ll see a flying whale, a bird’s nest for people and a room where guests can sleep with the fishes.
Waterstudio that is led by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis specializes in floating structures. The company showed its new design of the snowflake-shaped floating Krystall Hotel that will be built in Norway.
The hotel, accessible only by boat, will have 86 rooms and a glass roof that will let the guests to get gorgeous views of the Northern Lights. It is planned to be completed in 2016.
This pile of houses is a single hotel designed by Delft studio WAM Architecten in Zaandam, Netherlands. The building has 11 floors and 160 rooms. Its shape was inspired by iconic houses in the Zaan region.
The architects say that the project has become the pearl of the center of the city that catches everybody’s eye.
This flying hotel of a whale shape was developed by French designer Jean-Marie Massaud together with French national aerospace research body ONERA. The hotel can receive 40 guests and has a restaurant, a library, a fitness suite and a spa.
The building will fly with speed of 130 kilometers per hour with the top speed of 170 kilometers per hour.
This giant sculpture of a crouching man was designed by British sculptor Antony Gormley. It includes £2,500 per night room that is built on the side of a hotel in London’s Mayfair district.
The room has just four square meters, 10-metre-high ceiling and the only one small window located between the legs of the sculpture.
This hotel was designed to be built on a cliff near Lima, Peru. The building with 125 rooms looks like it is crashing into the landscape.
A hotel with these characteristics and dimensions constructed in a traditional way would be a visual barrier,” said the architects from OOIIO. “But, thanks to peculiar shape, the landscape is now even more relevant – we have framed it!
This is one of a series of unusual suspended hotel rooms at the Tree Hotel in Sweden. The Bird’s Nest is fastened to the trees and can accommodate four people inside.
This fantastic hotel is a real proposal made by Polish company Deep Ocean Technology to becomethe world’s largest underwater hotel. It is currently being built in Dubai.
The hotel includes 21 rooms, a bar and a diving centre below the water level, as well as several structures above the sea level supported by columns that will have additional facilities and a helicopter landing pad.
The new Hotel Modez in Arnhem has a room where wallpapers, curtain and bed linen are completely covered by scannable QR codes that link to text, movies and even pornography.
“The room seems as abstract as it can be, but secretly you are surrounded by porn,” said Antoine Peters. “And anyway, aren’t we surrounded by porn everywhere nowadays?”
At the first sight the Songjiang Hotel designed by Atkins doesn’t look too unusual. Until you see the scale – it is going to be built in the 100-metre-high rock in a disused quarry outside Shanghai.
The hotel will have a huge waterfall that will pour down from the top of the 19-storey building, which will be built into a cave and have two additional underwater floors.
This is hotel for you, if you like remote locations. It represents a mountain living unit made by London designer Ross Lovegrove. The hotel is going to be built in Piz la Ila (Alta Badia, Italy) at the height of 2,100 meters.
The unit has eight-meter diameter and looks like a metal pebble. It is made of acrylic with a reflective coating that creates a 360-degree view.
This hotel is located in Harads, Sweden. It is a 4x4x4 meter mirrored cube designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter.
The structure is fastened around a tree trunk and is accessed by rope bridge. The room can accommodate two people: it has a double bed, a bathroom, a living room and a roof terrace.
Students of the Dresden technical university Philip Modest Schambelan and Anton Fromm designed the hotel for mountain bikers to be built on the edge of a cliff in Pregasina, Italy.
The ramps leading from the top to the bottom will make the structure easily accessible for bikers. The hotel rooms are suspended by cantilevered walkways hanging 500 meters above the northern tip of Lake Garda.
If you strongly wish to have some sleep surrounded by the fishes, but don’t like the idea to wait for a hotel in Dubai to be built, your ideal hotel room already exists: it is located 250 meters from the coast of Pemba Island in Zanzibar.
The room is a part of the Manta Resort. It has three floors and is accessed only by boat. The structure includes a bedroom and has windows on every wall that create a 360-degree view of the beautiful sea life. The room was designed and built by Swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels.