There are lots of different reasons hotels become famous. For some it is the celebrity clientele list, others achieve fame through impressing customers with their quality design. But other hotels become famous because of their unusual looks. These hotels challenge our very understanding of what a hotel should be. Let’s take a look at five of the strangest looking hotels in the world.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in an invisible hotel? Well, this may be the closest to invisibility you can achieve. This hotel is located in Harads, Sweden in a truly breathtaking natural setting.
The rooms at Treehotel are like none you have ever experienced. Each room is set in the trees, suspended anywhere between 4-6 meters above the ground. They are set in a charming forest environment complete with views of the nearby Lule River. While you might get to enjoy a river view through a few windows in a typical hotel room, at Treehotel, the very walls of your room are windows.
These one way glass walls allow you to see out into the beautiful surroundings without anyone seeing in. The glass appears to look like a mirror from the outside, thus camouflaging the entire living space. At Treehotel, you may not easily see your room from the outside, but once in you will get to experience the beauty of nature in genuine, unintrusive, comfort.
This hotel is exactly what it sounds like. To date, Icehotel is the largest hotel made from snow and ice in the entire world. All of your furniture, including your bed, is made of ice. As the temperature heats up, mother nature demolishes the entire hotel. Come November the next year, the Icehotel architects return and redesign this incredibly strange hotel.
Having a room with a view is nice, but having a room with an ever changing gorgeous view is better. In Antalya, Turkey, the very first revolving hotel was constructed. With a total of two hundred and eight rooms, and a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, there is always something interesting to look at.
4. Dog Park Inn
Dog lovers, particularly fans of beagles, will love this B&B. The building itself is designed to look exactly like a Beagle. There is a large Beagle, named Sweet Willy, and a smaller Beagle. The building is constructed of wood, stucco, and carpet ears. If you’ve ever wondered what sleeping inside of your favorite fido would be like, the Dog Park Inn is ready to help.
5. Tianzi Hotel
This Chinese hotel is about ten stories tall. It was designed to resemble three Chinese Gods: Fu, Lu, and Shou. These three represent good fortune, prosperity, and longevity. The front door is through Shou’s left foot. You’ll surely increase your fortune with the Gods by sleeping in this massive image hotel.
Strange hotels are fun to explore, but some prefer a more traditional spin on hospitality design. Contact us to learn more about our hotel interior design services.