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?
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has built a park for travelers to relax in before their flight. There is an indoor section with real trees and park sounds as well as an outdoor space.
Firefox launched Gliider, a digital file which keeps track of the traveller’s search process while planning a trip. You can highlight and drag and drop information from any website, saving the information filed in an extra window. It will also then track and alert you to deals on hotels, flights etc., relevant to the specific trip. Finally the user can share his trip file with up to four other users and print out a brochure of all the information they have collected.