By early 2009, travelers will have the opportunity to stay at the grandiose Poseidon Undersea Resort. Nestled forty feet below the surface of the clear blue Fijian Lagoon, the underwater suites will be accessible by elevator. 70 percent of each suite is enveloped in Acrylic walls that allow for spectacular views of the ocean. Guests are invited to interact with the surroundings. At the push of a button the fish are fed, and a flip of a switch turns on the sparkling underwater lights
Think you've stayed in an efficiency room? Well, the Japanese are a bit more efficient than that. The Capsule Inn provides more of well - a capsule, than a room. While the Inn provides a public lounge space, including bathrooms, guests stay in a capsule unit. These capsules, which are made of reinforced plastic, have all the required amenities, like TV, radio, lighting, and alarm clock access. While you may be asking, required amenities for who? a quick stay in the Capsule Inn just might make you long for an all access capsule of your own.
At the Utter Inn, guests literally sleep with the fishes. Swedish Sculptor and Artist, Mikal Genberg designed the Utter Inn that floats atop Lake Malaran. Guests are taken out in an inflatable boat to a small red house and then left alone to delve deep into the water to where they will spend the night. Far from ordinary, the Utter Inn is sure to be more of an aquatic adventure than a hotel stay.
Have you ever experienced the went to school in your underwear nightmare? At McMenemins Kennedy School hotel, that nightmare becomes a reality. The Kennedy School, a historic elementary school, has been converted into a delightful little place to stay while visiting the Portland area. Each room, fashioned from original schoolrooms, contains a chalkboard and comes fitted with a phone, Internet connection, and even a private bath. Couple those amenities with an in-house restaurant, movie theatre, and brewery, and you've got a truly unique hotel without sacrificing any
Kate Pierson, member of the quirky rock band the B-52's, created an equally quirky cabin getaway in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Kate's Lazy Meadow features mind-blowing mid-century modern/space age/rocket-your-socks-off decor The grooviest of suites contains two bedrooms and a full service 50's style kitchen - turquoise refrigerator and all. The motel is located on nine beautiful acres and one lazy meadow, so that guests here are surrounded by more than just fun knick-knacks.
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