A soaring zero-gravity space hotel set atop a man-made island might sound like the latest project proposed for Dubai, but Mobilona and designer Erik Morvan plan to construct just such a resort off the coast of Barcelona. Barcelona Island would bring Europe’s tallest hotel to the Catalan city – complete with a zero gravity spa, a vertical wind tunnel, and a totally spacey theme. Already met with disdain by local officials, the space island would cost a whopping $1.93 billion, and it has been submitted to the Barcelona City Hall for approval.
Just off the coast, visitors would reach the Barcelona Island by a long walkway from the mainland. The swirling complex is supposed to give guests and residents (yes there will be units for sale) a space-travel experience. A hotel with 2,000 suites, space mall, and marina with pools and beaches would keep guests grounded, while features like “galaxy views”—which can be projected on windows—will give an out of this world feel. The futuristic hotel will also have a giant marina capable of housing its client’s super yachts, as well as a six-story $90 million private penthouse.
Catalonian mayor Xavier Trias has expressed his disinterest in the project, stating that he has no desire to turn Barcelona into a spectacle like Dubai, but believes that City Hall would still be accepting the developers’ proposal.