Airborne Accommodations: Futuristic Floating Luxury Hotel

London designers Seymourpowell have brought to life a fanciful concept that could, in the very near future, allow passengers to enjoy leisurely, luxurious air journeys. The concept centers around a luxury zeppelin held aloft by hydrogen and powered by the sun. The sky hotel could be possible as early as 2015, according to Seymourpowell and Samsung Construction and Trading, which sponsored the creative project.

The zeppelin would reach heights up to 12,000 feet without noise or pollution, and it would be able to dip down within a few hundred feet of the ground in order to get a closer look at interesting things below. The luxury airship could make the trip between New York and London in 37 hours, or between Shanghai and LA in 90 hours.

Naturally, the inside of the air hotel will be fully outfitted with all kinds of opulence. With four duplex apartments, five smaller apartments and one penthouse, there is plenty of room for guests to stretch their legs. Each apartment is equipped with an open-view kitchen for an unparalleled dining experience. The common area of the ship features a stunning moon pool where passengers can watch the clouds go by beneath their feet.

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