Holiday Inn – England
Do you love it when your bed has that already-slept-in feeling? Then Holiday Inn is the hotel for you, friend. The chain is testing human bed-warmers at three locations in England. Request the service, and “a willing staff-member” will don a one-piece fleece sleeper suit and slip between your sheets, heating them to 68° Farenheit.
Sleep scientists say warming the bed should help guests nod off faster. It’s “a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed,” a hotel spokesman tells Reuters—though, to clarify, the employee in the fleece suit will leave the bed before you sleep in it. Holiday Inn wouldn’t confirm whether the bed-warmers will shower first, but they will wear hair coverings.
Maya Hotel Floating Pyramid Island In Caribbean Sea
The $209 million Maya Hotel located south of Cancun, slated to open in 2010. This pyramid-shaped hotel will float in the crystal clear Caribbean waters with the help of a new composite material, normally used in the defense industry, which is billed as six times lighter and ten times stronger than steel.
The Exploranter is a 25-ton Scania truck and trailer which houses a lounge, a kitchen and 28-berth sleeping quarters. It takes you to the backroads of Brazil, places you won’t find in the glossy travel brochers. Launched by Falvio at São Paulo s adventure sports fair, and it is now one of the most unique traveling tours in the world.
A must for aviation enthusiasts, the Jumbo hostel is the first aircraft in the world to be converted into a hotel. The former Pan American Boeing 747 parked near Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden holds 25 rooms, each with a bunk bed, an overhead luggage compartment and a flat-screen TV. It opened for business in January 2009 charging $43 (350 SEK) a night for dorm beds to $410 (3300 SEK) a night for the best room on the plane — the cockpit.
Das Park Hotel
Das Park Hotel, located in Linz, Austria, consists of re-designed, durable standardized sewer pipes. Apparently, you reserve your room, and pay as you wish, and if you want additional services, like electricity, shower etc, then you “pay as you go” which is quite a novel idea. The hotel is open between May and October so if you fancy spending the night, somewhere unusual, and quirky then visit the Das Park Hotel.
Closer to home: Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood Idaho
Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed & breakfast guesthouse inside the World’s Biggest Beagle. Guests enter the body of the beagle from a private 2nd story deck. Some of the dog’s decorative furnishings are carvings by Dog Bark Park chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances. Inside and up another level to the head of the dog is a loft room with additional sleeping space plus a cozy alcove in the muzzle.
At Dog Bark Park Inn sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing!