Welcome to 2020! Unfortunately, many of our predictions of teleportation, flying cars, and robots taking over the world went wrong. However, the hotel industry has fortunately managed to create futuristic experiences. From robotic receptionists to smart TVs in rooms, hotels are competing to make travelers feel like they are out-of-this-world. Here is a list of 5 cool hotels to stay at during your space-aged travels around the world:
Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China
Houston, we have a problem. With commercial spaceship in the works, it is safe to say that for the majority of us it is still out of our budgetary limits. Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel lets guests experience space for a fraction of the price.
Conveniently located near the airport this is a perfect option for a layover or for a few days to explore Shenzhen, China. Starting from just 11 USD a night, guests can live like an astronaut in space.
Housed in an ancient style building, the inside feels far from a blast to the past. This unique adults-only hostel is decked out with spacecraft interior, metallic designs, and sleek chairs. Perfect for introverts, guests can do everything alone through touch screens.
This trendy hostel almost entirely run by robots can make guests feel like they are in a real-life Futurama. For those freaked out by the incredibly advanced technological innovations, there is a real human receptionist also available 24/7!
City Hub, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This highly rated hostel gives guests the communal feel, but with exceptional privacy. This unique concept hostel has “hubs” to get a restful night’s sleep. The spacious hub is a perfect place to unwind after socializing with other guests. Equipped with LED lights that can be changed with a remote, this little hub does not lack advanced technology. They even have USB ports in the hub so charging phones will not be an issue.
Instead of a typical key, guests get a wristband that gives them access inside the hostel and their hub. When guests get hungry or thirsty, they can purchase everything with that same wristband. Guests can enjoy a beer on the tap, and make new friends from all over the world from their chic bar area. Equipped with pocket WIFI, guests can roam Amsterdam without worrying about overpriced roaming fees. This modern, clean, and casual hotel is a step ahead of time!
Be aware: Due to the awesome futuristic vibe of this hostel they do not take cash, but they do take most debit/credit cards.
The Muraka, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
Instead of going up into space, why not explore below the mysterious ocean waters? Even beach lovers can get a cool futuristic experience with this five-star hotel.
The Muraka was originally built in Singapore and transported to the Maldives by boat in three different parts. Titled as the “the first underwater hotel villa”, for a premium cost of 50,000 USD a night, guests can sleep with sharks for the night. Don’t worry though, it is completely safeguarded by advanced glass tanks. This two-level villa allows guests to have the best of both worlds, take a bath facing the ocean or go down to the cellar and observe under the sea. Outside of the villa, guests can take a step onto the deck and dip into the infinity pool. The Muraka gives a fusion of luxury meets futuristic. Located in the middle of the ocean it is perfect for those wanting to detach and unwind.
You may be asking, how do you get to this isolated paradise? This exclusive reservation even comes with a superfast private seaboat for the duration of your stay. If you are lucky enough to score a reservation here, it will be a once in a lifetime experience.
ME by Meliá, Dubai
What better place to experience a futuristic hotel than in one of the richest and advanced cities in the world?
Guests can expect to be treated like a king with exceptional customer service at ME by Meliá. This luxury hotel inspired by European contemporary design and middle-eastern elements encompasses high fashion and arts.
Located in the heart of Dubai, this upscale hotel offers flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Equipped with an elegant outdoor pool and fitness center, guests can marvel at the astonishing skyline.
Self-proclaimed as “the most long-awaited hotel in Dubai”, the dramatic modern architecture and design make this hotel unique. This five-star hotel is perfect for travelers interested in architecture, art, and fashion. After a hectic day of exploring, guests can relax at their enormous spa or enjoy a lavish meal at one of their three restaurants on site.
The Yotel, New York City
This midtown Manhattan hotel is conveniently located in the center of all of the hustle and bustle. The Yotel’s cutting edge technology has a 24/7 digital receptionist, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the exceptional aesthetic. With lightning-fast WIFI, this is a great option for business trips or digital nomads. The sleek interior design and the friendly concierge is perfect after a busy day in the city that never sleeps.
The Yotel offers a gym, a restaurant, and a terrace. If you are wanting to wind down in the big apple, you can have a cocktail at their hip bar. If you are there on the weekend, you may be lucky enough to hear a live DJ.
So there you have it. Who would have thought that you can travel to the future with hotels? From budget hostels to upscale hotels, you can get a cool futuristic experience around the world. Be careful though, if you stay at these hotels long enough, you may get stuck in the future!