Hotel designs that shock, awe and are all out bizarre!

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When we think of our hotel suite, most of us focus on location, a swanky room, clean sheets and, a great concierge service.  But hotels are offering up much more infact, there are some hotels that are going for the shock and awe effect.

Trivago, a travel website, has put together a list of some of the most breath-taking, astounding and might I add, uncanny hotels from around the globe.

One thing’s for sure, these designers definitely get an “A+” for effort.

Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, UAE

This hotel soars over all the rest.  The Hyatt Capital Gate, which is 35-stories high, leans to the west at an astonishing tilt of 18 degrees.  The structure tips over even more noticeably than the celebrated Pisa Tower.

The Hyatt boasts 189 rooms including 22 suites, fitness center and outdoor pool.   This structure is also the home of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, the biggest event and conference hub in the middle east.

The Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

The Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

The Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

The Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

The Atlantis, Dubai, UAE

Located on Dubai’s celebrated Palm Island, this structure is by far, one of the coolest designs in the world.  The Atlantis features a waterpark where you can swim alongside the dolphins or, you can watch the excitement from your underwater suite!

Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia

Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia

Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia

Positioned inside of the core of the Salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, this rare hotel gem is an experience like no other.

Built from salt, the Palacio de Sal uses its inside design as a huge selling point.  Not so much for its creative blueprint but because its beds, tables, sculptures and chairs are all made from salt!

You might want to check your blood-pressure before booking a stay here.

Quinta Real, Zacatecas, Mexico

Quinta Real, Zacatecas, Mexico

Quinta Real, Zacatecas, Mexico

Built in the 19th century, the Quinta Real is originally the famed San Pedro bullfighting ring.  The hotel which saw its last bullfight in 1975, has been fully restored to its timeless grandeur.

With 49 suites, this hotel displays original artwork which is surrounded by traditional furnishings.

Hang Viet Nga “crazy house”, Vietnam

Hang Viet Nga "crazy house", Vietnam

Hang Viet Nga “Crazy House”, Vietnam

Interior of Crazy House

Interior of Crazy House

This inn is a bit spooky. Hang Viet Nga, which was named after its creator, Hang Viet Nga, has a treehouse-like setting and, an almost shadowy and mysterious manner.

Marques de Riscal, Eltziego, Spain

Marques de Riscal, Eltziego, Spain

Marques de Riscal, Eltziego, Spain

Designer Frank Gehry created this masterpiece.  Mr. Gehry is also known for designing such famous buildings as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Dancing House in Prague.

Centered in the township of Eltziego in the Spanish Basque Country district, this hotel is meant to reflect its love for wine, its colored bottles and, the vines from which it originates.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, US

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Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, US

Dog lovers will adore this doggie jewel.  The Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed and breakfast all created from inside the belly of a beagle.

You’ll find a number of sleeping accommodations, a loft and, all the bells and whistles of a comfortable inn.

The largest beagle is called Sweet Willy with the smaller version named Toby.

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu, Australia

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu, Australia

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu, Australia

You haven’t truly gone down-under until you’ve stayed at an crocodile inspired lodge.

Situated in Jaibru, Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is surrounded by a bevy of activities and attractions such as: tennis, golf, 4×4 tours, Twin Falls, the 200 meter-high Jim-Jim and a host of boutiques and stores.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (from above)

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (from above)

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (from below)

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (from below)

The grand-daddy of them all!  A museum outlined like a lotus flower, a huge infinity pool, 55 levels, a casino, restaurants, an inland waterway, theaters, all at 5-star status with a $5 billion price tag to match – welcome to the Marina Bay Sands hotel!

It’s yacht-like design which is laid out on the very top of the hotel can only, truly be enjoyed from the sky.

 

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Tracee Tuesday

Tracee Tuesday is a travel writer, radio and television personality.Her mission is to inspire, inform and equip you with information necessary to experience the most amazing trips that are fun, affordable and culturally broadening.In her pastime, Tracee enjoys: white water rafting, astrobiology, zoology, traveling, music, horseback riding, and is an all-out foodie.