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Copenhagen Hotel Pays Guests to Generate Electricity by Biking

Copenhagen Hotel Pays Guests to Generate Electricity by Biking

Scoring free stuff at nice hotels is a rare occurence (hello, $10 bag of mini-bar peanuts!), so when a classy establishment like the Crowne Plaza pays guests to embrace green energy, we get a little bit

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Italian Bike Lover’s Hotel Concept Perched High Above Lake Garda

Italian Bike Lover’s Hotel Concept Perched High Above Lake Garda

Hiding in Triangles is a new hotel for bike enthusiasts proposed by design firm Philip Modest Schambelan + Anton Fromm. The hotel -- if built -- will be perched on a cliff above Lake Garda in Italy. It is

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San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

The four diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification of an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand.

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British Supermarket Installs Bee Hotels

British Supermarket Installs Bee Hotels

Everyone wants to help save the bees –  even British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, who will be installing eight bee “hotels” on the land around its Gloucestershire supermarket.

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Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

We're accustomed to being toted around from place to place on vacation -- cruise ships, anyone? -- but the Rotel takes the concept to new heights. The bright red hotel-on-wheels from Rotel Tours has 24

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East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at in the Netherlands? Why not try out this Cold War-era East German airplane, which has been transformed into a super delux hotel suite. Parked next to the Teuge

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Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

What's not to love about a 95-room hotel with a giant, 400 foot built-in ski slope - especially if it's powered by wind and sun? This is one resort that definitely redefines on-slope accommodations.

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Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy

Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy

Sanjay Puri Architect's new Chrome Hotel features a fresh façade punctuated with holes that allow natural light to stream in while keeping air-conditioning costs to a minimum. The opaque windows were

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Rio’s Paineiras Hotel to Receive Eco Renovation

Rio’s Paineiras Hotel to Receive Eco Renovation

With the World Cup scheduled to take place in Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympic games following in 2016, officials in Rio thought it was high time to revitalize the abandoned Paineiras hotel and turn

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Retrofitted Hotel Revives Past For Eco-Friendly Future

Retrofitted Hotel Revives Past For Eco-Friendly Future

Recover, restore, and reuse.  That was the mantra employed by Portugal-based architecture team Ezzo, led by César Machado Moreira, in designing Paço De Pombeiro, a twentieth-century rural hotel in

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SNUGGLES: Stay in a Modular Hamster Tunnel Hotel

SNUGGLES: Stay in a Modular Hamster Tunnel Hotel

This modular, mobile Snuggles hotel allows you to shack up in pods for an artsy camping experience not dissimilar to staying in oversized hamster cage tunnels. The project crosses the boundaries of

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Top 5 Incredible Eco-Hotels and Hostels of the World

Top 5 Incredible Eco-Hotels and Hostels of the World

As summer hits its stride many might be opting for the stay-cation this year, but for those adventurous green travelers headed out into the world to do some eco-exploring, we've rounded up our top picks

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Alsop Architecture’s Luxury Hotel Aims for BREEAM Excellent

Alsop Architecture’s Luxury Hotel Aims for BREEAM Excellent

A proposal for a £250m luxury hotel in London is aiming to bring commerce, tourism, and a BREEAM “Excellent” rating to the north banks of the River Thames. Alsop Architects has collaborated

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Foster + Partners Unveil 5 Star Hotel for Heathrow

Foster + Partners Unveil 5 Star Hotel for Heathrow

Recently approved by the Mayor of London, a new design-forward, energy-efficient 5-star hotel will be built very close to the Heathrow Airport. It will be the only one of its kind in the area. Foster +

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Tanzanian Hotel Inspired by Rock Formations

Tanzanian Hotel Inspired by Rock Formations

Not many people would be envious of you if you were living in a cave -- but they might be a little envious if you stayed in this hotel, located in Tanzania and designed by WOW Architects. The hotel is

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Abu Dhabi’s Spiraling Helix Hotel

Abu Dhabi’s Spiraling Helix Hotel

The Helix Hotel in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Bay doesn't have floors like we're used to - instead it spirals in sections of a corkscrew from top to bottom with no clear breaks, flowing from retail to residential,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

Prefabricated design welcomes the weary traveler at CitizenM Hotels, where luxury accommodations are available at economical prices thanks to the streamlined production of the modular units that make up

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Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel

Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel

From the unseen, unsung files of design competitions past comes the Envision Green Hotel designed by Richard Moreta Architecture (founded by a partner of GMZ-Design) with interiors by Miami-based MRA

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Incredible Hotel Made From Salvaged Wine Casks

Incredible Hotel Made From Salvaged Wine Casks

Ever fallen asleep alongside a good glass of French wine? How about inside a cask of good French wine? The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands salvaged four wine casks from Switzerland and

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The Floating Aerohotel: A Modern Aquatecture Marvel

The Floating Aerohotel: A Modern Aquatecture Marvel

As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible

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TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Travelodge recently opened a hotel in Uxbridge, England that is constructed entirely from prefabricated shipping containers. The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were

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Eco-Luxury Hotel for the Bahamas’ Star Island

Eco-Luxury Hotel for the Bahamas’ Star Island

Next year, eco-luxe travel will get a new destination with the opening of a new five-star resort for Star Island in the Bahamas. In and among diving, playing tennis and drinking a cocktail or two,

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CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

Brad Pitt is once again trading the silver screen for green building, as he recently announced a collaboration with LA-based architecture firm GRAFT to design a 5-star “green resort” in Dubai.

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

Environmentally conscious visitors to Shanghai who are looking for the luxury experience can stay carbon-free and enjoy green living on the go at URBN Hotels. Designed to attract ‘urban world

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Death Star Lunar Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan

Death Star Lunar Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan

Why wonder if we’ll ever live on the moon when it’s being built right here on Earth? Heerim Architects are planning to bring Star Wars chic to the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, defining the look with

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THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

Near Shanghai, the Songjiang district has become a popular weekend destination for many tourists with its natural beauty and sprawling landscapes. And now the Songjiang Hotel might just become the newest

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DASPARKHOTEL MADE FROM RECYCLED PIPES

DASPARKHOTEL MADE FROM RECYCLED PIPES

While the idea of sleeping in a pipe might not immediately connote luxury in your mind, this hotel design turns concrete pipes into quite the comfortable space for your next overnight stay. Almost like

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Hotel Everland

PREFAB FRIDAY: Hotel Everland

If the Plaza is a little too ritzy for your taste, perhaps the futuristic prefab one-room Hotel Everland is more your cup of tea. Designed by Swiss design duo artist-duo L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel

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HOTEL FOX

HOTEL FOX

Everyone is drawing on the walls at Hotel Fox?at least everyone who is someone in the world of urban art, graphic design and illustration. Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the sixty-one rooms have

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3rdSpace’s Flat-Pack Library Can Pop Up in Any Backyard!

3rdSpace’s Flat-Pack Library Can Pop Up in Any Backyard!

Now anyone can have their very own backyard library! 3rdSpace's prefab rooms have been popping up all over as extra bedrooms and offices - and the amazing prefab structures can even make a bibliophile’s

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