Galactic getaways for an out-of-this-galaxy experience
Research from Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, reveals that almost one in five global travelers (19%*) are excited about the prospect of space travel. However, nearly four in 10 (38%) don’t think it’ll happen in their lifetime. So, in a bid to satisfy the appetite of these intergalactic enthusiasts, Booking.com has identified four galactic getaways, that will provide space fans with out-of-this-galaxy experiences without needing to leave planet earth.
Treehotel - Harads, Sweden
For a unique stay off the ground, venture to the Treehotel in Sweden where a truly unique experience awaits. UFO fanatics will feel very much at home in this accommodation, which takes the form of a spaceship nestled within the Harad forest. Concealed from civilians, this accommodation ensures that no neuralyzers will need to be used in the event of any alien sightings! Meanwhile, guests will be kept entertained with a galaxy of activities, no matter what season it is, from hiking and kayaking in the summer to snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.
Galaxy Pod Hostel - Reykjavik, Iceland
Three…two…one…lift off! Experience your very own galactic getaway with a stay at the Galaxy Pod Hostel in Iceland with its futuristic-designed sleeping capsules. This central and affordable hostel boasts a VR arcade, equipped with Google earth VR, enabling guests to plan their next trip to explore the surrounding landmarks without having to leave the comfort of their pods.
Barceló Sants - Barcelona, Spain
Centrally situated above Barcelona Sants train station, Barceló Sants is the perfect home away from home for space lovers with its outer space theme throughout the design hotel. During your stay, choose between two restaurants named after elements of the universe: Oxygen and Hydrogen, serving everything from a healthy buffet to avant-garde cuisine. Then after dinner, stop by the Orbital bar for a selection of out-of-this-world cocktails.
Kameha Grand Zurich, Autograph Collection - Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Kameha Grand Zurich, Autograph Collection offers outstanding contemporary architecture and neo-Baroque interiors from world-renowned designer Marcel Wanders, whose vision created eleven themed suites, with one of them being the “Space Suite”. During your stay, restore your body with a trip to the Kameha Spa, providing a hot 140°F sanarium, a steam bath and relax beds on the rooftop terrace.
B Resort and Spa – Orlando, Florida
The stunningly modern B Resort and Spa is conveniently located inside the Walt Disney World Resort area and is only a 15-minute walk from the resort proper. Guests at the hotel receive extended admission to select Walt Disney World theme parks, courtesy of the Disney Extra Magic Hours program, and may take advantage of the free transportation to nearby Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom. After you’ve enjoyed your outing at the park, head to the B Indulged® by Aveda™ spa to unwind or to the hotel’s bar and restaurant to fill up. Guests who are still dreaming of galaxies far, far away can complete an intergalactic smuggling mission in the Millennium Falcon at the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which opens on August 29th.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 21,500 respondents were polled (including 1,000 each from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, India, US, UK, Russia, Indonesia, Colombia and South Korea; and 500 each from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel). Respondents completed an online survey between 10th August to 30th August 2018.