This Place Called Hyperloop Hotel Lets You Travel between Cities without Leaving Your Room
Buckle up and travel between cities thanks to this hotel called Hyperloop Hotel. What do you say? Are you going to book a room?
Often you choose a hotel for a few nights when you are out of town. If you have other things to do in another city you need to buy train, plane tickets and so on. But what if you can travel between cities in the same luxury hotel room?
Wouldn’t that be awesome?
That’s what the graduate architecture student, Brandan Siebrecht, thought when he came up with the idea of combining the two into one experience.
The winner of this year’s Radical Innovation Award, a competition for imaginative hotel designs, came up with this futuristic concept.
Last month, in June, several hotel investors, developers and architects gathered around to exchange ideas and award the best one.
They selected Driftscape as one of the two finalists out of over 65 submissions from 24 countries.
The concept would eliminate the need to buy separate tickets when you have to travel from city to city.
Hotels in locations like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston, would connect within the system.
Who designed it?
Designed by DevLoop, a real test track for Hyperloop One developed north of LA, this concept is one hell of a project.
First introduced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013, a hyperloop is a way of transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube.
The company, Hyperloop One, wants the concept to be energy-efficient, autonomous, and quicker than a plane.
So far, the project is still conceptual and already has some delays, but the startup said that its goal is to deliver its full operational system by 2020.
How much for a room?
If you are considering booking a room at Hyperloop Hotel, you need to pay around $1,200, for which you will be able to move quickly between cities. All of that without even leaving your room.
He hasn’t estimated what each night would cost yet.
“Guests would be able to travel to any hotel destination within the network and even visit multiple destinations in a single day,” Siebrecht said.
The size of the modular hotels, which Siebrecht estimates would cost around $10 million each to build, would depend on the location.
Hotels in dense cities would likely have smaller footprints than ones in less dense areas.
Each room include an office, a living room with a flatscreen TV, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
“I believe the Hyperloop One is the next big innovation in transportation in the United States and possibly the world,” he said. “I wanted to explore ways in which this technology could transform the overall travel experience and hospitality.”
What do you think?
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