Building a hotel may be one of the dreams of many visionares... There’s something to developing a concept that creates a memorable experience catering to clients, ensuring their satisfaction at every aspect of hospitality. And that’s just what some of the great minds of our time have created! This week we bring to you our top picks of unusual hotels around the world, bound to keep travellers amused and awed at what these places have in store.
Did you have one of those childhoods where you climbed up treehouses? Thanks to a couple of Swedish architects, travellers can relive those days (though with a futuristic makeover) and escape to the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden. Each suite has its own unique look. The most interesting construction of all may be their Mirrocube, equipped with a mirrored exterior that reflects the forest on all sides – almost as if it creates a gap in the space-time continuum!
Hidden in the waters of Pemba Island in Zanzibar, The Manta Resort offers a room that floats among coral reefs that bring about various tropical sea creatures that are attracted by the light shining from the underwater section, four meters below the surface of the water. This pristine section of the Swahili Coast offers great snorkeling and diving experience. Travellers can also climb up to the roof of it to sunbathe, gaze upon the sunset, or stargaze at night...
Probably one of the coolest places to stay in to see the Northern Lights, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort provides igloos for travellers to sleep in, under a thermo glass that ensures clear views of the star spangled skies. It is totally quiet, and lights inside the ice illuminate the igloo. Located in the Saariselka fell area amidst beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery in the vicinity of Urho Kekkonen National Park, it will be a memorable experience (no doubt) for all couples to enjoy.
To see what it feels like to live amongst the wild savannah and vast grasslands of Africa, stay at the Ngorongoro Crater in Africa, situated at a location recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is a gorgeous safari lodge that boasts spectacular viewing opportunities, as it is also home to 25,000 animals. Perfect for travellers who would like to get connected with nature. Oh did you want to order a cocktail as you observe the passing herd of elephants walking by? A butler is also at your service!
The Magic Mountain Hotel is a great place to stay for adventurous travellers keen to explore natural hot springs, lakes and Mocho Choshuenco Volcano around the Huilo Huilo reserve. Covering 60,000 hectares of Valdivian forest, having a waterfall cascading down its sides, with interiors just as strange, its spectacular location will make you feel like you’re on set for Avatar or living in an elven abode for Lord of the Rings...
Wake up to the warmth of the golden rays of the sun, cascading down the landscapes of rice fields and rainforests below your five-star luxury Viceroy Hotel, as you lounge on your balcony sipping on fresh mint tea... Perched on the “Valley of the Kings”, this Ubudian resort understands the sophistication international guests seek out, and may well be one of the world’s best tropical, romantic and pampering places to stay in.
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