Travel & Tourism (148)
Put your head down...in the clouds
The One by Five hotel in Paris is unique in its design. The whole hotel is meant to make guests feel like in a dream world. Every wall and floor is covered with photo-canvas full of stars and clouds, while beds, mirrors and lights give the impressions that they are floating. The overall design gives guests the feeling of an endless and surreal space.
Why it matters
The design provides a true experience for guests and goes beyond providing all the functional elements one would want or need in a hotel room. Are there other services that may be considered routine or functional that could be spiced up to make the experience worthwhile?
The T-Box is a power generator that captures wind energy from passing trains. Placed beside the current tracks on 1 km stretches the generators would be able to power remote areas that lack electricity or rail sub-systems.
Hostels appear to be reinventing themselves by adopting a more upmarket image. New look hostels based in European cities such as Prague and Paris are now offering five star service, complete with en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and swimming pools, all for as little as £29 per night.