Whilst planning events all over the world, we’ve discovered a good list of hidden gems and crazy cool venues. So if you’re looking for somewhere to sleep where the bed is a little more than bed-shaped, read on to find out our top 10 weird and wonderful places to stay across the globe!
Take glamping to a whole ‘nother level at the glamorous Mauritian Bubble Lodge. Located in a secluded natural crater, a number of transparent ‘dreaming bubbles’ sit under the stars, each with their own SkyView app for constellation viewing and elegant luxury amenities. A gourmet restaurant with panoramic views offers a VIP experience to guests with complimentary activities such as kayaking and guided nature walks.
Stuttgart’s V8 Hotel is a car lover’s dream, with 10 automotive rooms each unique in design. From racing to gas stations to the luxury Mercedes Suite, this impressive hotel is a work of art. Our favourite is the ‘Drive-In Cinema’ featuring a ticket booth wardrobe, Cadillac bed and starry sky ceiling.
The world’s first hotel entirely made of salt can be found on none other than Bolivia’s salt flats. 30 rooms are built like igloos with an additional dining room, bar, fireplace heated games room and viewing point where a striking 360-degree panorama looks out to the Salar.
Remember the woman who lived in a shoe? Well, now you can be the one who stayed in a… Trojan horse. The Balade des Gnomes is one of the most fantastical locations around the world, with 10 imaginative rooms each themed around various fairy tales. Think starry ceilings, toadstools and purposely crooked windows, all located within a historic 17th-century town.
Once the stage for the most notable bullfighters, Quinta Real Zacatecas is now a luxury hotel, preserving the character and history of the San Pedro ring. 49 spacious rooms keep a classic colonial style overlooking the old area whilst a brick bar takes the place of the former bullpens.
Inspired by the Dewey Decimal system, New York’s Library Hotel themes 10 floors around topics such as philosophy and language. Each of the 60 rooms carries on their floor’s theme with art and books surrounding the topic, and that’s without mentioning the poetry garden, writer’s den and reading room for the avid bookworms who stay here.
Ever fancied a vintage caravan getaway but without the risk of rain? Well, then the Huettenpalast Hotel might be the one for you. Transforming a former Hoover factory into an indoor glamping space, 12 mountain huts, caravans and double rooms are parked up among the creative playground.
Once a refreshment stop for walkers in the Jizerské mountains, the former lookout tower became a starship designed hotel, restaurant and television transmitter, all reached by cableway. 59 retro and modern rooms take views of the surrounding mountains with a circular panoramic restaurant above the clouds.
For those who dreamed of being a mermaid, the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is a bucket list experience. Begin your stay in one of the 48 luxurious island villas, with their own splash pools and views of the turquoise waters before making your way underwater to one of the 24 immersive suites. 70% of each undersea pod is transparent, with guest controlled LCD screens, push button fish feeders, underwater lights and a fully transparent wall looking out to a private coral garden.
The ice hotel in Swedish Lapland is quite literally the coolest hotel in the world, crafted from the frozen banks of the Torne River. A range of cold and warm rooms offer two very different experiences. For those who don’t mind a chilly night, a bed made of ice is topped with thick reindeer hides and thermal sleeping bags, keeping you toasty in the 5-degree temperature. Warm rooms and chalets are classically Scandinavian with wooden panels and heated floors, perfect for retreating to after drinking in the hotel’s ICEBAR or stepping out to catch the Northern Lights.
If you are looking for an innovative venue for your next event, don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on 0207 424 3333