Last month we did a blog about the Iglu Dorf, a giant igloo hotel tucked away in the colder parts of Europe. That got us thinking, what other pictures of uniquely themed hotels are there hidden away in Newscom’s vast archives? As it turns out, there are quite a few. There were hotels for chickens and hotels for dogs. Hotels made entirely of playing cards. And rainbow hotels so colorful they might make you feel as if a giant Skittles monster scarfed you down for breakfast and now you’re hanging out in his stomach. Apparently no matter where you go, someone in the hotel business has gotten creative.
Maybe its just me, but I personally love how many of the coolest themed hotels are reusing something that normally would just either be abandoned or scrapped. Like an old vacuum factory was transformed into this caravan hotel. (Pictures of one of the campsites here.)
And these lodgings are nothing but a resurrected Boeing 727. (Though, not going to lie, various scenes from Lost flash through my mind whenever I look at this picture.)
Even an old oil rig was given a second life as a scuba diver’s dream destination.
It just goes to show that pretty much anything can be made into some sort of touristy getaway. Personally I would love to spend a night in any of these places. However, for some reason this tree cube hotel has stolen my heart. Because it’s in a forest and looks so sci-fi/Lord of the Rings-esque , it combines several of my favorite things in life.
The rest of these hotels are cool too though, I promise.
Unfortunately we couldn’t fit all the hotels into this one blog entry, though we definitely tried. If these pictures interested you, it might be fun to take a look at the whole collection back at Newscom.
Or you can check out these other travel blogs right here on FocalPoint:
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