Cinematic legend fell in love with the 12-isle atoll in the French Polynesia while filming Mutiny On The Bounty in 1962 and bought it in 1967 for $200,000. He then proceeded to convert it into a small village and later a hotel. He used this place to escape from the mess of Hollywood under the pseudonym of Jim Ferguson. He nurtured both the biodiversity and culture of the island, using only renewable energy and living in a beach hut. Following the actor’s passing in 2004 the private island resort was transformed into a luxury eco hotel and spa - The Brando - in 2014. It is absolutely adored by honeymooners and keen travelers now.
“The 7th Room” is a luxury hotel in Northern Sweden, near the Arctic Circle. It sits on twelve columns in an isolated evergreen pine forest 10 meters above the ground. Hotel’s large windows allow visitors to enjoy the breathtaking views of Swedish Lapland, including the Lule River. But the most awesome feature the hotel offers is an open outdoor terrace with unforgettable views on the Northern Lights. How more exciting could it be?
Icehotel 365 is situated in Jukkasjärvi, in Swedish Lapland. Due to the special cooling technology, which is solar-powered, the hotel doesn’t melt in the spring nor in the summer. The first ice structure was built back in 1989. Today Icehotel 365 doesn’t only have rooms or suites, inside you can also find an ice church, a cocktail lounge, and even a sauna. Indoor temperature is -5C all year round. The beds are made of ice but are covered with reindeer skins, and guest are given thermal sleeping bags. Icehotel 365 has a number of themed rooms called Art Suites. In each of them you can admire the stunning statues carved out of ice.
Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia was named the world’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards. The former surf retreat on the remote little-known island of Sumba includes 28 villas, each equipped with a private pool, as well as an all-day treetop spa, an equestrian center, and a beach restaurant, where they serve a variety of healthy dishes cooked over an open fire. In high season, one night in this hotel will come to $12,000. The hotel’s guests can enjoy sunset horse riding, surfing, exploration of local hidden waterfalls and the breath-taking views of rice fields. See what the best hotel in the world looks like.
After Amazon bought an old hotel in Seattle, they announced that they would turn it into a temporary shelter for the homeless until spring 2017. After that they would start a construction there to turn it into part of their expanding campus. Amazon teamed up with a local nonprofit organization Mary's Place and the Seattle's mayor office to run the place.