The US $130 million ‘Hyperloop hotel’ will let people travel between cities in luxury rooms, designed by University of Nevada architecture graduate student Brandan Siebrecht, Hotelier Middle East Online reports.
Siebrecht recently won the Radical Innovation Award in a competition for imaginative hotel designs.
“The innovative hotel concept uses sustainable, modular design in the form of shipping containers that double as traveling guest suites. Outfitted for luxury, the containers are customizable in terms of layout and design,” says a description on Award website.
“Guests may travel and dock at one of 13 hotel destinations across the United States. The entire experience may be managed via a customized app,” it adds.
Business Insider reports that Hyperloop Hotel would have 13 locations: New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin and Nashville.
The hotel is designed around Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Hyperloop system. The futuristic mode of transport involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the floating pods shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels recently unveiled his design for the Hyperloop stations in Dubai, that will reduce travel time between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to 12 minutes.
According to Siebrecht, guests will be able to travel between all the destinations for a flat fee of $1,200.
The suites will be crafted out of shipping contained specifically re-purposed for the hotel and will include an en-suite bathroom, a living room with a flatscreen TV, an office.