Shipwreck Lodge on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

Just off Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is litany of shipwrecks. Foggy conditions and rocks caused the demise of many boats over the years. We don’t recommend sleeping in one of those shipwrecks, but we do recommend sleeping in one of these. Natural Selection, an African safari excursion company, built Shipwreck Lodge to look a little like the shipwrecks that exist just off the coast. A stay at Shipwreck Lodge puts the Atlantic right outside your door. But gazing at those capsized boats is far from all you’ll be able to do should you book a stay. You can take a game drive and see elephants and, if you’re lucky, lions. You can explore the desert flora. You can even comb the beach for whale bones, as they are what gave the coast its kickass name. And you can do it all while resting your head inside a structure that looks like it once lived on the sea. And don’t forget to check 5 world’s most unusual hotels.

Unique Hotel La Dimora di Metello

In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved thousands of years ago, these caves that were once homes and churches have recently been turned into a contemporary tourist hotel. Designed by Manca Studio, 300 square meters of cave-dwellings were developed and restored to create a common area, a spa, and 4 suites for the La Dimora di Metello Hotel. Each room of the hotel is in the grotto style and features walls made from tuff (a rock made from volcanic ash) and plaster to compliment the existing texture of the cave walls. The interior design of the spaces uses wood details, neutral fabrics and simple details to create a minimal earthy feel reminiscent of the caves history but that’s also exceptionally contemporary and modern. The existing infrastructure meant that the designers had to be resourceful and creative with how they went about adding new walls and installing the modern luxuries people want when they stay in a hotel. The white walls, added both for privacy and to increase the amount of functional space, make a simple statement, while details like the Lucite staircase and modern bathrooms, add a feeling of luxury. The combination of all of these elements makes this hotel a perfect mix of the traditional and the contemporary. Photography by Pierangelo Laterza.

Zarooq Sand Racer

Zarooq Motors is a new car brand from the UAE (United Arab Emirates), they have presented the spectacular Zarooq Sand Racer, a racing car specifically designed for the desert, yet it is street legal. The beastly dune jumper is powered by an impressive Nissan 3.5-liter V6 engine with 309 HP and 371 Nm, and equipped with a sequential gearbox, heavy-duty suspension, and some seriously knobby tires. The high-performance buggy is handmade, with many bespoke options available in terms of performance, equipment or car body choice. Available in January 2016.

LoftCube Installed On Hotel Daniel’s Rooftop

Studio Aisslinger have announced the opening of their LoftCube rooftop installation, located on top of Hotel Daniel in Graz, Austria. “Based on the new urban concept to establish rooftop living on high-rised buildings around the world, has now been installed on top of the Hotel Daniel in Graz. The interior of the 1950’s hotel building has been designed by Studio Aisslinger in 2005 and won in 2006 the expo real “hotel of the year” award. Now finally the unique 44 square metres loftcuve featuring all-round panoramic views like to the Graz clock tower or Schloss Eggenberg has found its way to the rooftop. A unique nomadic architecture on an iconic building will be a new Graz attraction. The special Hotel Daniel – LoftCube also tops everything in terms of its furnishings and appointments, including a specially made bed measuring 2.20 x 2.20 metres, a jungle feeling in the huge raindance shower, a comfy sofa unit and a superb home cinema experience. ”

White Pod Eco Luxury Hotel in Swiss Alps

A high-tech eco camp situated over 1700 meter high in the Swiss Alps in the village of Les Cerniers, White Pod Resort creates little igloo village and can house only 30 guests but it offers the ultimate in-luxury and adventure. The architectural fascinating high-tech tents, called the “pods” are made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort, each one is placed on a wooden platform with stilts driven into the ground so there is very little permanent structure involved so the slopes remain in pristine condition. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod comprises 7 kilometers of private runs and ski lifts, two chalets, restaurant, bar, and wellness area with Japanese bath and Finnish sauna. The 15 pods have been equipped with traditional furnishings and high quality insulation and were individually decorated. If you’re looking for a white Christmas in the backcountry, this is the vacation you want to book now!

AKA Luxury Mobile Suite

AKA Beverly Hills and Trina Turk are making it possible for you to go glamping in haute style this summer. The two, in collaboration with Airstream 2 Go, are launching the first-ever luxury mobile suite with its AKA Mobile Suite. The mobile suite is meant to duplicate a suite at AKA… albeit one on wheels, of course. Guests will find plush linens, towels, bathrobes, Bulgari bath amenities, a Nespresso coffee machine and a DVD selection from AKA Beverly Hills’ private screening room. The luxury mobile suite is available for a five-day California coast road trip and guests can choose to experience anything from surfing to ocean kayaking and whale watching, wine tastings, spa treatments, botanical hikes, bike paths, yoga, stargazing and canyon concerts, etc. Rates for the AKA Mobile Suite start at approximately $6,000 for the five-day journey up the coast.

The Beermoth Truck Hotel Room

When it comes to the perfect weekend getaway, it would be right to place the Beermoth is at the top of the list. The Beermoth is a unique 2-person accommodation in the Scottish countryside, it lives on the Inshriach House grounds, and is one of three unusual holiday options out in the woods around the property. The Beermoth, is a restored 1954 Commer fire Service truck converted into luxurious camping for two, and can be moved around the estate. It features a tiny kitchen, oak parquet floor, a wood-burning stove, a Victorian double bed, and a side panel that rolls up offering amazing views of the surrounding natural beauty. And while they do allow pets, there are no kids allowed.

Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat

Many of us have dreamed to explore one of the legendary rivers Amazon. So why not to do it in Aqua Amazon style from Aqua Expeditions team. You will enjoy a chic boutique hotel that floats on Amazon. Yes, we love to enjoy nature, but not all of us can abandon the comfort offered by large five-star hotels. But now there is Aqua Amazon Luxury Boutique Hotel Boat. This hotel-ship offers 12 luxury suits with lovely views from each one. The hotel accommodates up to 32 guests along with all the staff. 147-feet vessel was designed by well-known Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. Hotel was made from a simple boat. Jordi Puig also added to the project recreational room, hot tub on the open deck , a gym for daily exercise and fitness, and of course, a gourmet restaurant. Restaurant has its own captain – famous chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Are you already thinking about a luxury river cruise on the Amazon?