$130 million ‘Hyperloop hotel’ will let people travel between cities in luxury rooms

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The future of transport is here, and it involves travel in the “Hyperloop hotel” — a system that will feature a transit system as well as 13 hotels in cities throughout the United States.

The design was created by Brandan Siebrecht, a graduate architecture student from the University of Nevada who wanted to combine the experience of a plane, bus, train and a hotel into one. Brandan’s design for the “hyperloop hotel” was winner of the Radical Innovation Award 2017.

For a sum of $1,200, the “Hyperloop hotel” guests can zoom to and fro between cities while never leaving their rooms. However the estimate of the cost per night still unknown.

According to the designer, “Guests would be able to travel to any hotel destination within the network and even visit multiple destinations in a single day.”

Brandan thinks the cost per hotel would be approximately $10 million each but may differ depending on the location.

Hyperloop just had its first successful test in US desert

The Hyperloop hotel suites will include an office, a living room with a flatscreen TV, a bedroom and a bathroom and be constructed with re-purposed shipping containers “outfitted for luxury”.

The futuristic concept will put to an end the need to buy any transit tickets, at least for hotels planned in the 13 locations in the US for now — Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, New York City and Boston.

Hyperloop One, a start-up hoping to revolutionise transport systems, held its first public test of engine components being designed to rocket pods carrying people or cargo through tubes at speeds of 700 miles per hour (1,125km) or more. PHOTO: AFP

The concept, originally introduced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013, is a mode of transportation which will push a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube.

Although the project is still a concept, the start-up has its goals set on delivering a fully operational system by 2020.

“I believe the Hyperloop One is the next big innovation in transportation in the United States and possibly the world. I wanted to explore ways in which this technology could transform the overall travel experience and hospitality,” Brandan said.

 

This article originally appeared on the Independent. 

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