Svart Hotel Will Be The First To Produce More Energy Than It Uses.

svart self-sufficient hotel

Svart is the flagship product of innovative Norwegian digital building and tech company MIRIS, designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. The project consists of a circular 100 room hotel north of the Arctic Circle which, due to its innovative energy-conscious design, will go off-grid within five years of operation. This means that the hotel, including the farm and the boat shuttles, will be completely self-sufficient in terms of electricity and waste management. Read more

Woodnest Treehouses in Norway by Architects Helen&Hard

woodnest treehouses

Completed this year, Woodnest in Norway is a family run business offering two stunning treehouses in which you can get away from the concrete jungle. The timber structures, by architects Helen&Hard, are nicely designed, wood-clad treehouses nestled in the woods of Odda, Norway that look out over the magnificent Hardanger fjord. Read more

Seven Hotel Suites With All The Amenities And None Of The Walls.

Zero Real Estate Outdoor Hotel Suites

Zero Real Estate is a spinoff of Switzerland’s 2016 temporary Null Stern Hotel. They offer the first pop-up accommodations out in the wild with all the amenities, just none of the walls. Read more

First Hotel Inside A Craft Brewery Has A Beer Fridge in Every Shower.

The Doghouse Hotel located on Brew Dog’s 42 acre site in Columbus, Ohio is the very first hotel accommodations inside a Craft Brewery. Each of 26 rooms and 8 deluxe suites overlooks the brewing facilities and is outfitted with an in-room beer tap AND a stocked refrigerator in the shower! Not surprisingly, given the brand’s love and commitment to canines (they’ve helped find families for homeless dogs and more with their Brewdog Foundation), they have dog-friendly rooms as well. Beer and Dogs? What’s not to love. Read more

A Look At This Year’s ICEHOTEL Art Suites

The ICEHOTEL is a world famous hotel and an art exhibition made of ice and snow that changes every year. Founded in 1989 in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, it is all about ice and creativity – with artfully created accommodations as the result. Each year artists (who are not required to have worked with ice before) are invited to take part – they’re selected from among those who send in their ideas based on originality and creating it in real natural ice would pose a new challenge. The several weeks’ hard work and months of planning and preparation culminate in something that only exists for a few months. Read more

Nissan Self-Parking Slippers For ‘Smart’ Hotel

When it comes to hotel amenities, these rank up there with the most unique. Nissan self-parking slippers utilize the automotive brand’s ProPilot Park technology. The slippers are set with tiny wheels in the undersides and were created for a traditional Japanese Inn or Ryokan* in Hakone, Japan. Read more

This Year’s Ice Hotel Suites Are Better Than Ever. (GALLERY)

This year's Ice Hotel Suites

By now you’ve heard of the Ice Hotel and probably know that each year they hire designers and artists to create the Deluxe and Art Suites for the hotel located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. This year’s Ice Hotel Suites went all out with some super impressive ice and snow sculpting. Read more

The Chablé Resort and Spa: Equal Parts Stunning and Spiritual (48 Photos)

Chable Resort and Spa in Yucatan Peninsula

The Chablé Resort and Spa are located in the Yucatan Peninsula, 25 minutes from the historic city of Méridaan area of Mexico. Perfect for the sophisticated traveler, the area is famous for its rich culture, traditions, ancient history, exquisite cuisine, vegetation and heavenly scenery; with the legendary Mayan ruins located within a 30 to 60 km radius. Read more