photo via LEGOLAND California Resort
Earlier this month the LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad opened LEGOLAND Hotel, a 250-room LEGO-themed hotel. The hotel entrance is guarded by a 400,000 brick LEGO dragon, and LEGO sculpture and design motifs are found throughout the facility. Guests can choose from three types of themed rooms that are based on LEGO toys: pirate, adventure, and kingdom. Reservations can be made online.
ICEHOTEL is the world’s largest hotel made from snow and ice. Guests can sleep in a bed made of snow and ice (like most of the other furniture), at temperatures around minus 5 degrees C.
Why It’s Unique: The entire building melts and gets reconstructed every year. Each November, a team of architects rebuilds the rooms, bar and chapel from several hundred tons of ice. If your ideal vacation consists of walking around in snow pants and fur, ICEHOTEL is worth a repeat visit—it is, after all, a different hotel every year.
If you’re a free spirit with a sense of adventure, England’s got you covered with a number of gypsy caravan hotels including ‘La Rosa Campsite Extraordinaire’, where visitors can stay in recycled, reclaimed lodgings like gypsy wagons and circus tents. Paying tribute to the beauty and environmental sensitivity of its setting, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the camp uses only candles and fairy lights at night and has limited facilities like composting toilets and showers in a converted byre. “We like to hope that being green does not mean you can’t be comfy, have a laugh or eat chocolate cake,” say the owners on their website.
Here’s an awkward situation: you run out to drop off your room service tray in the hall and the door shuts behind you, accidentally locking you out. Even more awkward, you’re naked. On top of that, the hotel’s security cameras are filming your every naked move. That’s what (apparently) happened to the guy in this video. I have to believe that this is some kind of viral marketing stunt (but as of this writing I have no evidence to support that).