Guests at this moving hotel will be able to travel between 13 cities without leaving their rooms
Posted June 20
Imagine waking up in Los Angeles, traveling to San Francisco for a business lunch and the meeting friends for dinner in Las Vegas that same night. You’d be pretty exhausted by the end of the day, right?
But what if you didn’t have to leave your hotel room to travel from city to city, and your room was actually part of a massive transit system that moved faster than the speed of an airplane? This isn’t the plot of a science-friction movie-it’s actually a real concept that’s being explored by University of Nevada architecture graduate student Brandan Siebrecht, who recently won the Radical Innovation Award in a competition for imaginative hotel designs.
“Radical has long sought to predict the future of hotels by recognizing game-changing concepts in their infancy,” Radical Innovation founder John Hardy told Refinery29.
This photo shared by Interior & Garden Design on Facebook shows another view of the innovative hotel concept, which Siebrecht has named Hyperloop Hotel.
While Hyperloop Hotel is still in the conceptual phase, a futuristic moving hotel could be a reality as soon as 2020. A hyperloop is an experimental mode of transportation that propels pods through pressure-reduced tubes. The concept was introduced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013. Hyperloop Hotel is inspired by Hyperloop One‘s DevLoop, a test track that is currently being developed near Las Vegas.
Hyperloop Hotel would have 13 locations: New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin and Nashville. Here’s an artist rendering of a bird’s eye view of a Hyperloop station:
As you might imagine, this futuristic form of travel will cost a pretty penny. Traveling between the 13 linked cities would cost $1,200, but the price per night for the room has not yet been announced (we’re guessing it’s a lot). But just imagine the bills you’d rack if you had to fly from city to city in the above Denver-New York-San Francisco example-not to mention the time this moving hotel room would save you!
The hotel would reportedly cost $130 million to build, which seems like a relatively small price to pay for a hotel that is so… futuristic.
A 500-meter-long track known as DevLoop is testing the Hyperloop technology in the desert, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas.
In other words: This is real, folks. By 2020, we could be traveling in a whole new way.
What do you think: Are you game for this?