Here's a sneak peak inside bedrooms and other private places of the Legoland Hotel.
Are you old enough to remember when some motels had lots of individual cabins, instead of an anonymous concrete building? An Austrian design company called Studio WG3 wants to revive that approach, with this tiny sleeping cube called the Hypercubus.
Japan's romance with Gundam will never extinguish, especially now that it has Gundam-themed hotel rooms available for reservation. There's tons of Gundam memorabilia inside the suites and even a life-sized pilot cockpit to re-enact Gundam simulations.
Forget about the Four Seasons Hotel. Next time you're in Tepoztlán, Mexico, go book a stay at T3arc Architecture's Tubo Hotel. Instead of some posh hotel room with cable, how about trying to sleep in a recycled concrete pipe? Come on, you'll be the envy of all of Japan's capsule hotel residents.
Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, but at times there have been concerns that the entire thing could come crashing down. Just in case that happens Italy has now built two new leaning towers, and because they're a hotel, anyone can spend a night in the slanting buildings.
Sweden's Treehotel is all about renting small rooms in the forest. We're not talking about regular ol' tree houses, though — "The UFO" is exactly what it sounds like: a room shaped like an eerie flying saucer you can spend the night in.
Yotel isn't your stereotypical hotel decked out with fancy antiques and fine art from centuries ago. Oh no, a stay at Yotel is almost like a scene straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey, if black and white were replaced with purple and silver. Yotel is a hotel from a completely different galaxy — think "airports" and "space" smashed into Japanese capsule hotels. The baby of Simon Woodroffe, Yotel was apparently conceived after he was upgraded to a first class flight during a trip, and that luxury inspired him. He opened Yotels in London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports in 2007, and then later in Amsterdam, and the first Yotel successfully made the leap over the pond into the heart of New York City this past June. Yotel doesn't look like much of a hotel from the outside (it's relatively close to the not-so-scenic Port Authority Bus Terminal and its bus lots), but step inside and you feel like you've discovered a portal into a secret airport or spaceship straight out of the future.
The Dasparkhotel in Germany doesn't have rooms, per se. Instead, it has repurposed sewer pipes that are outfitted with a bed for your sleeping comfort.
This bizarre concept is sort of a cross between a floating hotel and super slow cruise ship. Called the Morphotel, it has been created by Italian architect Gianluca Santosuosso for the Indian Navy Docks of Greater Mumbai.
This is the Inntel Hotel, currently completing construction in Zaandam, the Netherlands. And yes, it looks like a big stack of houses. This awesome design is by WAM Architecten, and it's designed to look like just that: a stack of...