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Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica

Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica
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Can’t sleep on a plane? This one might be different: A vintage Boeing 727 was converted and refurbished into a luxury two-bedroom suite that’s located in a tropical jungle between the Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Guest can experience everything the Hotel Costa Verde has to offer, such as cliff-side pools, sundecks, and bar area, all inside of the airplane’s fuselage. You won’t board this airplane to get to your final destination because you’re already there!

Hilton Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort in Maldives

Hilton Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort in Maldives
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The Hilton Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a luxurious and spectacular resort in the Maldives, an island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It features open-air bungalows with glass floors that look deep into the ocean underneath your feet. The hotel also features rooms and restaurants that reside underwater – if you, literally, want to sleep and eat with the fishes.

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Magic Mountain Hotel in Chile

Magic Mountain Hotel in Chile
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Located in the heart of the Huilo Huilo Nature Reserve in Chile, the Magic Mountain Hotel is a bizarre sight to see. It’s a hotel – which is only accessible by wooden bridge – that’s shaped like a giant volcano and covered in green moss on all sides. The hotel features a cascading waterfall that spouts at its peak and is surrounded by a deep rain forest, picturesque lakes and lagoons, cosy hot springs, and humongous mountain ranges.

Hang Nga Guesthouse in Da Lat, Vietnam

Hang Nga Guesthouse in Da Lat, Vietnam
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Nicknamed “Crazy House,” this unique hotel was designed and constructed by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga in Đà Lạt, Vietnam. Meant to resemble a tree, each room is animal themed and sculptured design elements fill the space. Along with animals, you’ll find natural forms like mushrooms, spider webs and caves.

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai
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The fifth tallest hotel in the world, with 39 per cent of its total height made up of non-occupiable space, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a 7-star sail-shaped hotel with opulent interiors including an underwater aquarium restaurant, a $23,000 a night royal suite, and the iconic Skyview bar.

Hotel of Ice in Bâlea Lac, Romania

Hotel of Ice in Bâlea Lac, Romania
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Located near the Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains, the famous Hotel of Ice in Romania is re-built every year using 1.2-metre-long “bricks” made of ice from the nearby lake. The unique hotel features a new design each time it’s constructed. Considered one of the main tourist attractions in Transylvania, there’s an ice lounge, bar and restaurant, and igloos.

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Vina Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile

Vina Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile
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This 22-suite hotel and spa resides on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards in Chile’s famous wine-growing region. Each guest room features floor-to-ceiling windows that boast unobstructed views of the vineyards or snow-capped Andes.

Quinta Real Zacatecas in Zacatecas, Mexico

Quinta Real Zacatecas in Zacatecas, Mexico
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What makes this stunning luxury hotel so unique is that it was built around the restored 19th-century bullfighting ring. (The last bullfight occurred in 1975.) Today, the hotel’s restaurant looks over the expansive old arena, while the bar is located where the bullpens once lived.

Skylodge Adventure Suites in Sacred Valley, Peru

Skylodge Adventure Suites in Sacred Valley, Peru
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Situated on a granite slope above the Urubamba Valley, these aluminium and polycarbonate pods allow you to sleep in the sky within a transparent luxury capsule. In order to sleep at Skylodge, people must climb 400 metres of Via Ferrata or hike an intrepid trail through ziplines.

Hotel Marqués De Riscal in La Rioja, Spain

Hotel Marqués De Riscal in La Rioja, Spain
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Architect Frank Gehry’s first and only hotel project, the Marqués de Riscal resides in the heart of Spain’s Rioja wine-growing region. The impressive avant-garde structure is complete with massive titanium ribbons; Gehry used methods previously used in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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