A hotel in space sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, but one company is looking to make it a reality by 2030.
Space construction company The Gateway Foundation has shared a sneak peek video with designs of what guests could expect from the hotel, and it’s pretty impressive.
We’re talking luxurious bedrooms (with views of outer space of course), restaurants, a gym and even a space where guests could enjoy live events such as sports and concerts.
Dubbed the Voyager Station, it’s definitely a stay that looks out of this world (sorry, we had to!).
There’s set to be a large lounge bar with heaps of seating and a viewing area where you can look out to outer space and views of the Earth below, as well as a restaurant serving up gourmet dishes as well as the views.
The hotel rooms will have everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel including double beds, ensuite bathrooms and windows also offering space views.
The station is divided into 24 ‘pods’, each of which will have a dedicated function such as hotel rooms, food (restaurant and the kitchens), live events and some that are for the station’s functionalities such as air, water and power.
The idea is that it will cater to “space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a luxury hotel”.
There will even be luxury holiday villas which can be bought for those feeling particularly enthusiastic!
The giant structure will rotate to generate artificial gravity, so guests will be able to walk as normal, while facilities such as toilets and showers should work in the same way as they would on Earth.
Construction for the new hotel is planned to start within the next few years, with plans to open by the end of the decade.
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It’s not yet known how much a stay would cost, but we can’t imagine it’s going to be a budget-friendly break.
The good news is that if you’re dreaming of a space-themed stay, there are some on Earth which could be just the fix you’re after.
For a start, there’s the highly-anticipated Star Wars hotel opening at Walt Disney World which will be a fully immersive experience, complete with guests sleeping in cabins and being able to interact with iconic characters ‘on board’.
Meanwhile, cruise line MSC Cruises recently unveiled a brand new sci-fi bar complete with a humanoid robot bartender on board new ship MSC Virtuosa.
‘Rob’ the bartender will have all the skills you’d expect such as the ability to serve up signature cocktails, pour spirits, and create personalised drinks for passengers, who can enjoy a tipple in the futuristic bar in a spaceship-style setting, dubbed ‘MSC Starliner one’.
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