Hotels offer a unique place to stay

The hotel industry is just one area in which Millennials are known disruptors, and businesses are evolving to accommodate the younger generation by opening their doors to the public, promoting pet ambassadors, and sponsoring promotional experiences; even non-hospitality brands are stepping into the hotel space. These hotels have upped their game by providing an incredibly unique take on a basic feature: location.


Houston-based Orion Span Inc. wants to launch Aurora Station with guests aboard by 2022. The outer space accommodation isn’t a destination for the queasy; launch and re-entry to get to and from the hotel will still be as grueling as what astronauts experience. At a cool $863,636 per night—of an 11-night stay, the length of the trip for four guests and two crew members—it’s not for the everyday consumer, either. Although young people have redefined luxury to elevate experiences over products, Aurora Station will likely stay out of reach for most.


Young people are prioritizing eco-friendly function in their homes, and Paris-based architecture and design company atelier LAVIT created an eco-conscious hotel that floats on a lake in southern France. The hotel looks like nothing more than boards of wood in the middle of the water, but it’s actually comprised of 10 units, each with room for a sleeping area, a lounge, and a hot tub, that offer both shelter and privacy for guests. The design is prefabricated, and it was produced, transported, and constructed in just three months.


Adrenaline junkies can find their high, literally, at Skylodge Adventure Suites in Peru, which offers guests suites of a pod-like nature that are suspended 1,200 feet above the ground on the side of a cliff. Each pod is spacious enough for a dining room, four bedrooms, and a bathroom. Though they can only be reached following a mountain trek, after visitors check out they take a zipline back down to ground level. For a much shorter stay, thrill seekers can enjoy a meal in an elevated restaurant pod.