Daily Archives: August 25, 2009

Live like a Cave Man ~ with your creature comforts intact!

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Located in the center of Cappadocia, Anatolian Houses luxury hotel was built within a series of caves that form part of the Cappadocia World Heritage Site.

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Hobo Chic ~ Stay in a Concrete Hotel on the Danube in Austria

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It seems that creating accommodation for paying-guests is just limited by the imagination. As long as there’s a market, people will do anything for fun. A look at Das Park Hotel in Ottensheim, in the municipal camp site of Linz, Austria, which has rooms (well it’s more like circular cubicles, with barely enough space for a bed). I don’t dare to imagine there are en-suite bathrooms. Let’s just say that these concrete tubes could fall under the category of glamping (glamorous camping).

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Green Hotels of the Future | Banyan Tree Corniche Bay, Mauritius

banyan-tree-corniche-bay-4Banyan Tree Corniche Bay was designed by Foster and Partners in London. Located in the tropical island of Mauritius, This luxury resort promises to bring the islands the charm, sophistication and luxury befits such a breathtaking island, and enhance the architectural triumph. The Hotel and Spa is due for completion 2010.

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Baobab & Wet Volcanoes make a unique Eco-Lodge couple ~ Chile

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When Chilean architect Rodrigo Verdugo ventured into the design of two Eco Loges in Chile’s Huilo Huilo Private Natural Reserve, he was set to take his imagination to new heights. While La Montaña Mágica (The Magic Mountain) Hotel was inspired by an erupting volcano, with cascading water replacing the fire and amber, the idea for the second lodge, Baobab Hotel was probably drawn from a bee-hive, or a snail’s shell.

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