5 unique hotels around the world

By Catherine Sturman
Architects and designers are increasingly pushing the boundaries in new builds, at which hotels are an obvious choice for the construction of unique des...

Architects and designers are increasingly pushing the boundaries in new builds, at which hotels are an obvious choice for the construction of unique designs which will attract a multitude of visitors. We take a look at 5 unique hotels around the world which continue to astound guests that visit the region.

Hotel Palacio de Sal, Bolivia

Built in 1998, the salt hotel contains 30 rooms, all constructed with over a thousand salt blocks, which are highly reflective. The hotel is also built 3600 metres above sea level.

Popular with tourists who wish for peace and tranquillity, Wi-Fi is variable as a result of being run via satellite, but the hotel incorporates a sauna, whirl pools, bar area and many more attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Manta Resort – Zanzibar, Africa

Winner of this year's Africa Innovation Awards, Manta Resort within Zanzibar comprises of garden rooms and villas, alongside one underwater room.  

The hotel specialises in diving and safari experiences, so is popular with thrill seekers who want a unique experience.

Grand Canyon Caverns – Arizona

Situated on Route 66 in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Caverns provides a unique experience for visitors with its unique build and incorporation of its Cavern Motel Room, constructed 220 feet underground.

Close to the Grand Canyons, tours are provided for visitors to enter the caves, in addition to providing amenities for tourists on their travels.

Kakslauttanen Artic Resort – Finland

Situated close to one of the largest national parks within Finland, the Kakslauttanen Artic Resort is a also a place for tourists who wish to get away from it all and have a relaxing break.

The hotel provides an array of accommodation; however, the most famous being their glass igloos, popular for visitors who wish to see the northern lights, in addition to snow igloos, lodges and chalets.

The hotel is also popular for weddings and honeymoons due to its romantic setting.

Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida

Jules Undersea Lodge is popular with thrill seekers as the entire construction has been built underwater, and was originally built to protect local marine life.

Compressed air is situated within the construction, at which the lodge can be reached through scuba diving down to the entrance.

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