Tourism is an ever-growing industry and you can confirm that if you compare today with 10 years ago. Dozens of accommodations appear on the market every year but their question is “how different they will be from the others”. From time to time there have been differences in the quality, the size of the accommodation, the target audience, the price and more, but this article is aimed at the architecture of hotels. Architecture is considered the art and science of designing methods and materials of constructions, emphasizing ergonomics and aesthetics. Below it will be presented some of the strangest architectural hotels in the world.
#1 Atlantis the Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Built-in the most recent industrial tourist area of the world, the Atlantis Hotel resembles a castle as it has two central towers, inspired by the myth of Atlantis, as depicted in Plato’s works. Atlantis Hotel offers luxurious services on a huge area (1,539 rooms, 23 restaurants, luxury boutiques and a 17-acre water park, tropical gardens with 250,000 plants and trees).
#2 Marina Bay Sands, Bayfront Ave, Singapore
This fairly modern building that reminds you of a cruise ship on three towers, is called Marina Bay Sands and since its opening in 2010, it has become very well known in the tourism industry. The building’s architect, Moshe Safdie, was inspired to create it from the decks. In addition to the 2,561 rooms and 120,000 square feet of conference and exhibition space, it features a mall, casino, museum, theater and skating rink.
#3 Tianzi hotel, Langfang Shi, China
Tianzi Hotel is a multi-story building that externally consists of three Chinese gods in colorful traditional clothes. The gods Fu, Lu and Su, from left to right in the image, symbolize luck, prosperity and longevity respectively. Tianzi hotel is also considered one of the largest face-painting hotels.
#4 Morpheus hotel, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, China
Named after the ancient Greek god Morpheus, the Morpheus Hotel offers you the joy of imagining whatever you want about its architecture. A modern building, specially designed for internal bridges, elevators and corners hidden by its metal construction.
#5 Hotel Axis Viana, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Hotel Axis Viana is a dazzling building in Portugal. Many believe that its shape symbolizes a stack of books or five huge dominoes. The best thing about this hotel is that all its rooms have large windows with ample view.
#6 Montaña Mágica Lodge, Panguipulli, Los Ríos, Chile
The architecture of this accommodation can very easily confuse you. Is it trying to integrate into the forest fauna like a tree? Is it a tree house or a volcano? Well, it’s all together! A tree-like building, or a volcano that erupts water, is located in the middle of a forest in Chile.
#7 Wigwam Motel, Arizona, U.S.A
The village of Wigwam started as a gas station and cafeteria on the US 31E motorway. Today it consists of small rooms made of steel frame and a concrete that looks like the temporary shelters (= tipi) of the nomadic Indians. They are ideal for relaxing at night, crossing this beautiful highway.
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