Every year near Kiruna (Sweden), 200 km from the Arctic circle, Ice Hotel is erected. And every year for construction invite different architects and designers, so each new Ice Hotel is different from its predecessors.
Five-star the ark
The international Union of architects presented the project of the hotel, which has become a kind of Noah’s ark.
The main difference of this hotel from other resorts of this level is that it can protect its guests from the disaster of universal scale – earthquakes, tsunamis, severe flooding.
The hotel is called “floating Behemoth”, although in form it rather resembles a shell. The architects themselves call their project Ark, since the hotel should be erected on the same principle as that of Noah’s ark – uniform arrangement of ropes and arches that distribute the weight so that the structure becomes invulnerable to any of the elements.
In the design used solar panels and a rainwater collection system, i.e. “the ark” can exist autonomously. The need for artificial lighting is minimal, since the structure is transparent. Continue reading
The oldest hotels in the world scattered across the globe. Appearing in the form of Inns on the crossroads of trade routes, and they still delight guests with centuries-old traditions of hospitality.
The oldest hotel in the world registered in the Guinness Book of records is located in Japan called Hoshi Ryokan . The hotel appeared in 717 BC to the present day cherishes traditional interior design. Has a hotel already for forty six generations by the same family.
Among European hotels for its considerable age of outstanding Italian hotel Luna Baglioni . It was founded in Venice in the distant XII century. There are documents showing that here at one time stopped the knights Templar. Today the hotel is popular with the powerful and keeps the brand. By the way, the night in this hotel costs from € 400.
Another Italian hotel boasts of its deep history. His name is Albergo del Sole al Pantheon . Continue reading