Bathe in a Champagne Glass or Make Out With a Giraffe: Awesomely Odd Hotels Around the Globe
The 7-foot champagne glass whirlpool bath at Pocono Mountain Resorts. (Courtesy hotel)
Hotels can be more than just a place to lay your head: Sometimes, the accommodation is the destination. Case in point, these unusual — and awesome — hotels.
A bubbly bath awaits you
What’s better than a glass of champagne? How about one that’s the size of a bathtub?
A 7-foot-tall Champagne Glass Whirlpool Bath-for-Two is the eye-popping centerpiece at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts
in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Champagne Glass suite, offered at the properties’ three locations, was so popular with couples when it was first offered in the ‘80s, it had to be reserved a year in advance. Even though it’s easier to snag a reservation these days, the Poconos have enjoyed a recent upsurge in interest, according to Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts’ Eric Lansberry. “It’s an exciting time.” The four-level Egyptian-themed suite also features a shower for two, a round, king-size bed with a “celestial ceiling,” and a sauna.
(Courtesy: Poseidon Undersea Resort)
The Poseidon adventure
If hotels on land are too pedestrian, consider the future Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji. Guests will be transported by elevator from the end of a pier — no scuba gear required. Once under the sea, visitors can take a ride in a Triton submarine. Other features will include an underwater restaurant, a theater, and a wedding chapel.
For folks in Key Largo, Fla., the future is now: If you’re a certified scuba diver, the only underwater hotel in the U.S., Jules’ Undersea Lodge, is open for business 21 feet under the sea. Divers enter the lodge through a swimming pool. They can either sleep there for the night or just stay for lunch and experience a very different kind of pizza delivery.
(Courtesy: The Madonna Inn)