In 1995, the hydroelectric power plant on the shores of this Tasmanian lake went dark for the final time. It’s remained silent for 20 years since—until this year, when it re-opened with a radically different business model: A hotel.
Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.
Summer can't be all wild beach parties and fireworks and Songs of the Summer. There's dim-roomed sunburn agony and thunderstorm-brokered power outages too—and these moments deserve their own playlist, as well. Here's one nominee: Hotel, an amazing, foggy track off of the Antler's latest album, Familiars.
An exoskeleton punched through to form internal skybridges as the triangular trusswork wrapped around the building's exterior gets tangled up in spiderwebs deep within the resulting, cave-like hollows. No, it's not a prop in a children's horror story or a postmodern Charlotte's Web, but a new hotel and casino proposed…
This serpent-like hotel, coiled around the glacial outcroppings of Norway's gorgeous Lofoten Islands north of the Arctic Circle, has been proposed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. The building's central loop will enclose a courtyard, offering a "spectacular view and the feeling of being 'in the middle' of the…
When in Alaska, build igloos? That appears to have been the thought behind Igloo City, a planned hotel located in Cantwell, Alaska, along the George Parks Highway. Construction on this architectural monstrosity began and ended in the 1970s, abandoned because the developers failed to follow the building codes. Now it's…
Tucked away in a small French village, this hotel is slowly rotting away. The wallpaper is peeling, the ceiling is falling down, and it looks like you might encounter a ghastly resident around any corner.
The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, UK, is much like any other hotel: expensive mini bar, pointless shower caps, and bed sheets that take 10 minutes to get under. Until you peer into the beside table that is, becasue, in the place of a bible, there's a Kindle waiting to be read.
If you'd like to sleep inside a fairy tale (and not the parts where you're being eaten by wolves or danced to death by enchanted shoes), you might want to pay a visit to La Balade des Gnomes, a quiet bed and breakfast where you can live out your fairy tale dreams, including one inside the belly of a wooden bull.
I'm sure that there are any number of financial, municipal, even ethical reasons why MGM Resorts International shouldn't be allowed to implode the 27-story Harmon Tower before it's hosted a single guest. Counterpoint: BOOOOOOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.
This is not the interior of China's Shi Lang, the recently refurbished Soviet aircraft carrier formerly known as the Varyag. It is another Chinese carrier, also a refurbished Soviet vessel: the Kiev. It's absolutely horrible.
China's first aircraft carrier recently set sail in full military regalia. Its second aircraft carrier will serve a more humble purpose as a floating hotel.
Don't you hate reading product reviews? You don't know which ones are real and which ones are fake. It's so hard to tell them apart that we need an algorithm to help us says a team of Cornell researchers.
This is a rendering the Beijing National Hotel, a planned 2.3 million square foot hostel for visitors to China's capital city. It's huge, sure, the biggest landmark in Beijing. But my goodness, did it also have to be so creepy?
Wherever you are on this hellspawn sauna our planet has become today, I guarantee that you'd rather be about halfway down the world's sickest, slickest water slide, toes pointed straight at the Mediterranean. Even worse: you could be there. Right now.
Ever wondered what happened to Bjork's robot arms? They're hauling luggage in a Manhattan hotel, due to open on the 1st of June. It's yet another technological feature from Yotel, which dubiously called itself the "iPod of the hotel industry."
Armed with an internet connection and his Twitter account, Sky New's reporter Mark Stone uncovered the truth about a NATO airstrike that supposedly killed a number of Libyan civilians last week.
Everyone's used to the ubiquitous swiping hotel key card—but what you might not know is that your key holds a history of every time that door closes. And when you're accused of raping the maid, this record's important.