1.Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China
This is a luxury hotel and it has several nicknames, including “Horseshoe Hotel” and “Doughnut Hotel” — due to its shape. In 2013, it was even awarded 3rd place from the Emporis Skyscraper Awards for its design and functionality.
2.Hotel Costa Verde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Hotel Costa Verde’s slogan is “Still More Monkeys Than People …,” but its other claim to fame is that guests can spend the night in an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 that’s been turned into a two-bedroom luxury guesthouse. While the distinctive fuselage shape is intact, the interior is completely paneled with local teak. Windows offer jungle and ocean views throughout the plane, which rests on 50-foot-tall supports, and covered patios extend over the wings. The bedrooms have to air-condition, and each has its own bathroom. Have dinner in the kitchenette, or enjoy local fare and drinks at El Avión, Hotel Costa Verde’s restaurant and pub housed in a C-123 Fairchild cargo plane that played a part in the Iran-Contra Affair of the 1980s.
3.Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Out under the Northern Lights and in the middle of the wilderness rests the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Famous for its glass igloos that offer the perfect view of green-lit skies eight months out of the year, this breathtaking hotel also offers snow igloos, log cabins, and rooms in “Santa’s Home.”
4.Ice Hotel, Sweden
Sweden’s very own Ice Hotel is the type of place you’d want to find yourself in during the next Ice Age. Made of ice, visitors can choose between “cold accommodations” or “warm accommodations,” depending on how adventurous they’re feeling. Even if you choose not to stay in an ice suite, the hotel’s ice sculptures, artwork, and architecture are sure to blow your mind.
5.Crane Hotel Faralda, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Although it’s a pretty unusual location for a hotel, it’s just as convenient other conventional hotels! What makes it even cooler is that you can bungee jump from the top of the crane!