Palms Hotel, a Barbie suite and suite with a basketball court

The Palms Hotel is located in Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada, in the United States. The hotel has a casino, rooms with views towards The Strip and themed suites.

Rooms.

The hotel’s 599 rooms are located in tow towers. There are standard and deluxe rooms, and each room is a double room with its own bathroom. There are standard, deluxe and themed suites.

Each room has a safe, a minibar, Internet access and a television set. Some rooms have views towards the Las Vegas Strip, filled with neon lights and casinos.

The Deluxe rooms are double rooms with a bathroom. The Superior rooms are located in the Fantasy Tower and have large bathroom with a jacuzzi.

The Junior Suites are suites with a kingsize bed and views towards Palms Tower. In each suite there is a living room area with a sofa.

The Palms Tower Grand Suites have several bedrooms, bathrooms and television sets in the rooms. Each suite has a bar, two bathrooms, a closet and a living room.

The Salon Suite is located in the Fantasy Tower. This suite has a designer lightning system, a bedroom with a living room, and several television screen. The bathroom has a jacuzzi.

In both of the hotel’s towers there are Penthouse suites. These suites have docks for iPods, flat screen television sets, a bar and a bathroom with a jacuzzi. Each suite has a large double room, a closet and a living room.

The Fantasy Penthouses are located on the top floors of the towers. These suites have a double room, a bathroom with a jacuzzi, a living room with a bar and several television sets.

The Bungalows are located next to the hotel’s swimming pool. Each bungalow has several rooms and bathrooms with jacuzzi, television sets, a bar, a living room and private balconies with lanais.

There are Sky Villas with one floor and Sky Villas with two floors. Each Sky Villa has a terrace with a jacuzzi and views towards the Strip. The master bedroom has a round bed and a fireplace, and there is a gym, a living and dining room and a sauna. The villas that have two floors are larger and have three bedrooms with balconies, a cinema and an elevator.

The Barbie Suite is a dollhouse. The suite is a copy of the Barbie house, with a mirror with more than 65 Barbie dolls, pink furniture and chairs in the shape of a dress. The bathroom has a jacuzzi for several guests.

The Celebrity Suite is a large suite with a bedroom, a bathroom with a jacuzzi, a closet and a living room with a bar. This suite was designed for celebrities and has two fireplaces.

The Penthouse Crib Suite is the hip hot suite. There is an aquarium with saltwater fish, a DJ’s cabin, an hydraulic bed and a pool table.

The Director Suite is a Hollywood suite. The bathroom has a jacuzzi with views, and the living room has its own bar and several large television screens.

The Erotic Suite has a rotating bed and mirrors on the ceiling. In the bathroom there is a shower with a stripper pole in the center.

The G Suite and the hotel’s Ghostbar are decorated in neutral colours and leather sofas. The suite has its own bar in the living room next to the pool table.

The Hardwood Suite is a duplex. There is a bedroom with beds that are larger that standard beds, an interior basketball court and a scoreboard.

The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa is a mansion located on several floors. The balcony has a large jacuzzi. There is a poker table, a multimedia room with flat screen television sets, a gym, a sauna and a spa.

There are several types of suites and penthouses at he hotel. There are one bedroom and two bedroom suites, a studio suite and five penthouse suites. These rooms have a kitchen, several bathroom, a living rooms, marble and wood floors and high ceilings.

Restaurant.

The hotel has several dining options. At the N9ne Steakhouse guests will be able to enjoy caviar, champagne cocktails, fresh seafood and steaks.

The Nove Italiano is an Italian restaurant known for the bistecca alla fiorentina, seafood and fresh pasta. The restaurant is decorated with Swarowski chandeliers.

Simon lounge and restaurant specializes in organic food and ecologiacl produce, and has views towards the Spring Mountains. Alize is a restaurant known for its wine menu. The Little Buddha is an Asian restaurant with a sushi bar decorated with Buddha statues.

The hotel has two swimming pools, one of them located on the hotel’s sixth floor. Each pool has several bars that serve cocktails. The Entry Bar has an oasis theme, the Glass Bar has a glass ceiling and the Waterfall Bar is located behind a waterfall.

Events.

Guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s casino and play cards. There are several spas that offer massages and treatments, hammams and saunas.

The hotel’s themed suites can be used for conferences and events. The Sky Villas can accommodate up to 250 people for a private celebration.

The hotel can organize events in its own recording studio and on the hotel’s stage, which can accommodate concerts. There is a ballroom, a Playboy room and several conference halls.

Location.

The hotel is located in the center of Las Vegas, near some of the city’s most visited casinos. Guests will be able to explore the casinos located on the Strip.

Hotel Burg Oberranna, a castle in a wine region

The Burg Oberranna Hotel is located in the Wachau region of Austria. The hotel is a castle that was used as a fortress and is now a hotel with several apartments.

Rooms.

The hotel has twelve individual rooms, and several double, family, triple and quadruple rooms. All rooms have large beds and views towards the valleys.

The apartments are located in one of the hotel’s wings. Each apartment has a master bedroom, a bathroom, a small kitchen and a living room.

The apartments can accommodate up to four people. Each apartment has a double bedroom with a bathroom with a bathtub and a shower, a kitchen and a living room. There are double rooms with a bathroom and a small kitchen.

The rooms have been remodelled to keep the castle’s ancient structure. The ceilings are high and the windows are long and narrow. The heavy doors are made of wood and are decorated with iron.

Price is around 143€ per night for a double room. Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast, the tanning bed and the sauna. Guests who stay in the apartments and rooms are allowed to bring pets at a price of 8€ per night.

The hotel is decorated with medieval furniture. There is antique furniture, art masterpieces and carved wooden pieces in the halls. There are several metal knights and hunting trophies. The windows are large and are covered with thick velvet.

Restaurant.

There is a large dining hall where guests will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Next to the lounge is the castle’s tavern.

The tavern is known for serving regional dishes. There is a large fireplace located in the tavern that is lit up in the afternoons. Guests will be able to enjoy wines from the Wachau region.

The hotel has a tanning booth where guests will be able to tan. Next to the tanning booth guests will find the traditional sauna. The hotel’s terrace is located on the fortress walls on the castle. The terrace has views towards the Wachau valley.

Events.

St. George’s chapel is located inside the castle, and is one of the region’s most ancient castles. Guests will be able to see the ancient church tower. Events can be celebrated in the chapel.

Location.

The hotel is located in the Wachau region, five kilometres away from Spitz an der Donau. The ancient castle has been restored in the style that it was built in. The hotel has views towards the Mühltal valley.

This castle was later used as a fortress. Guests will be able to walk around the castle grounds and see the defensive moat and the watchtowers. Part of the castle was built when it was used as a fortress, and now this part has views towards the gardens.

Visitors will be able to visit the nearby villages located in Mühldorf and Wacau valley, which are known for the restaurants that serve traditional food. Guests will be able to visit the historic abbeys of Göttweig and Melk. The region is one of the country’s main wine regions. Wine tastings and wine tours can be organized.

Gadds Hotel, damask and velvet rooms with views of Durham

The Gadds Hotel is located in the centre of Durham, in the United Kingdom. The hotel has designer rooms covered in velvet with large bathrooms.

Rooms.

There are eleven double rooms at the hotel. Each room has a double bed, a bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and is decorated according to a colour.

The Edwardian Express room is an antique, first class train carriage of an Edwardian train. The the foot of the double bed there is a large leather chest. Price is around 110€ per night.

The Cruise is a captain’s cabin on a large cruise ship. The walls are curved, and the bathroom has a circular window. There is a bed, a fireplace and a large desk. Price is 110€ per night.

The Bijoux Loft is located in the attic and has views towards the Cathedral and the castle. The bathroom has heated floors and a shower. There are iPod docks, tea and coffee machines and a flat screen television set, and the room is covered in velvet decorations. Price is from 110€ per night.

The Indigo room is decorated in shades of blue. The bathroom has heated floors and a large cascade shower. Price is around 160€ per night.

The Ruby room is decorated in dark red and black, and has a kingsize wooden bed near a Victorian fireplace and coffee and tea machines. The bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower. Price is from 160€ per night.

The Amethyst room is decorated in purple damask and has kingsize bed, docks for iPods and a flat screen television set. There is a bathtub in the bathroom, a separate shower and heated floors. This room costs 160€ per night.

La Rouge is a room with red furniture and a kingsize bed. The bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall covered with a crimson curtain, and there are heated floors. The price is 160€ per night.

The Penthouse is a large suite located on the hotel’s top floor and has views towards the castle, the Cathedral and the river. There are iPods docks, tea and coffee machines and antique furniture. There is a bathtub with views towards the river in the room, and the bathroom has heated floors. The penthouse has a price of 190€ per night.

The Garden Lodge is a room located in the garden, and has a master bedroom decorated in velvet, a private garden with a bathtub and tea and coffee machines in the lounge area. Price is around 233€ per night.

The Garden is a room decorated in a country style, with a green carpet, floor to ceiling windows and views towards the Wear river. This room has a bathroom with a bathtub and a sauna. Price is around 233€ per night.

The Première room ha its own red carpet and is dedicated to cinema. There is a large television screen where guests will be able to watch movies, a popcorn machine and several armchairs. The bathroom ha a bathtub with views towards the river. Price is from 233€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel’s restaurant is Gadz Grill, where guests will be able to taste meat and fish dishes, fresh seafood and organic vegetables. The restaurant is decorated with red armchairs and decorations.

Events.

There are no conference rooms at the hotel. Guests will be able to organize private dinners and events at the hotel’s restaurant and at the Zen Thai, another restaurant that belongs to the hotel.

Location.

The hotel is located in the centre of Durham. The hotel’s building is an ancient mansion that has been converted into a town house.

The city is known for its ancient castle and its Norman Cathedral. Guests will be able to walk along the river and explore the valleys of Durham Dales, filled with hills and small towns.

Post Bezau Hotel, an inn with a spa

The Post Bezau Hotel is located near Lake Constance, in Austria. The hotel’s building was built to resemble the region’s traditional houses, and has views towards the Alps.

Rooms.

This Alpine house has been renovated recently. The hotel’s building and façade are known for their Alpine décor. On the inside the hotel is decorated as a typical Bregenzwald house, with light woods and leather furniture. Most of the hotel’s furniture was designed by local craftsmen. The hotel has large spaces.

The rooms are located in the main building and in the West House, an annex. There are rooms guests who smoke and for non smokers. The rooms have a minibar, bathrobes and slippers for guests and there are bathroom amenities designed by locals in the bathroom.

The double rooms located in the West House have a double bed, a bathroom decorated in opaline glass and a balcony with views towards the West. Price is around 150€ per person per night. The premium double rooms are penthouses with a large double bed, an opaline glass bathroom with a skylight and a balcony with views of the west. Price is around 170€ per person per night.

Each individual rooms has a bed, a bathroom and a balcony with mountain views. Price is 150€ per night. The double rooms located in the main building are decorated with light woods and dark leather furniture, and each one has a balcony with mountain views. Price is 150€ per person per night.

The Junior Suites are suites with a double bed, a sofa bed, a bathroom and a balcony. These rooms can accommodate up to four guests, and price is around 170€ per person per night. There are Junior Suites with a separate master bedroom and living room, with a cost of 180€ per person per night.

Each suite has a large bedroom, a bathroom decorated with opaque glass and a separate living room. These rooms have views towards the mountains and can accommodate up to five people, with a price of 200€ per person per night.

The Deluxe Suites are penthouses decorated with hand carved designs. These suites can accommodate up to three people and cost around 270€ per person per night. Price includes mineral water, fresh fruit and flowers delivered to each room, iPod docks, a personal assistant and a large kit with bathroom amenities.

The price includes several premium services, starting from a continental breakfast and a dinner consisting of five courses that can be adapted to vegetarians and guests with allergies and intolerances. Each afternoon guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of teas and cake. In the spa there are fresh fruit and herbal teas that are served after a session in the jacuzzi and sauna. Guests will be able to rent mountain bikes, the necessary equipment for walks in the mountains, backpacks and even sleds.

Restaurants.

The Irma Gourmet is the hotel’s restaurant, which has a capacity for 14 diners. The hotel and the restaurant are ecologically aware. The ingredients used for breakfasts, lunches and dinners are cooked with fresh produce from local farms. Guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of Austrian beer and wine. The teas served at the hotel are made with herbs found in the region, and the meat comes from nearby Schonenbach.

The hotel’s spa is one of its many attractions. The spa products are part of a collection created by the hotel’s owner and are made with natural ingredients from the nearby Bregenzwald forest. There is an area with salt water swimming pools, saunas and several jacuzzis connected with the interior pool, and nearby there is a gym.

The hotel has its own tennis school. Guests who arrive at the hotel by public transport and train will receive a complimentary wine bottle and a free massage at the hotel spa.

Events.

Guests will be able to celebrate events at the hotel. The hotel staff can organize conferences and private dinners. The restaurant staff can provide catering for large groups. Smaller events can be celebrated in the hotel’s cellar and the Irma restaurant. The dining hall can be used for events of up to 120 guests.

Location.

A short distance away from the hotel there is bus stop that connects the hotel with the rest of the region. Guests who spend more than three nights at the hotel will have a free bus pass.

The hotel dates from before the Austro Hungarian Empire, when the building was an inn for travellers who explored the region. The inn became an inn with a tavern, and then expanded into a hotel with its own conference halls, pool and spa.

The hotel is located in a valley in the Alps, near the Arlberg massif and Lake Constance, in the region of Vorarlberg. Guests will be able to enjoy walks in the Bregenzwald. The hotel organizes several activities for guests, allowing guests to participate in guided walks in the mountains. There are several ski resorts nearby.

Schneedorf Igloo Village, igloos, saunas and ski trips to glaciers

The Schneedorf Igloo Village is an igloo village located in the Ötztal mountains in Austria. The igloos have views towards the Alps and the hotel accepts guests after the first snow.

Rooms.

The hotel is made up of 18 igloos. Each igloo is a double room with a large mattress covered by furs and sleeping bags. The igloos are decorated with ice sculptures.

There are several types of igloos. Guests will be able to choose between staying in small igloos and staying in large igloos, and there are offers for groups.

Standard igloos can accommodate up to four people and have two double beds with special sleeping bags for each guest. Price is around 109€ per person per night, and includes accommodation, breakfast and a fondue for dinner.

Romantic igloos are double igloos with a double bed covered by furs and sleeping bags. These igloos cost around 299€ per couple and include accommodation, breakfast, champagne, a cheese fondue and a selection of meats for dinner.

Restaurant.

The Bergrestaurant has views towards the Ötztal Alps. Guests will be able to enjoy a breakfast buffet. There is a lounge area where guests and visitors can enjoy light cocktails.

Events.

The main igloos is a large ice structure which has a maximum capacity for 60 people. The igloo is decorated with sculptures carved from ice. The lounge and the snow bar can be rented for events.

Location.

The hotel is located next to a ski resort that is considered to be one of the most visited resorts in the region. Guests will be able to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports.

The hotel’s guests will be able to take long walks around the mountains. Other typical activities include skiing, guided walks to the mountains, snowboarding and tours on snowbikes. After a day out in the mountains guests can relax in the traditional wooden sauna.

Guests will be able to participate in several activities organized by the hotel. One of these activities involves building an igloo from scratch. The hotel organizes tours to nearby glaciers. Certified mountain guides lead the way around the Rettenbachferner glacier. During these trips guests are provided with all the necessary equipment, and may even be allowed to climb the glacier. The hotel can organize activities and events for larger groups.

Snow Village, a hotel with wooden cabins and colourful ice rooms

The Lainio Snow Village is a snow village located in Finland. This hotel has a main building and several igloos where guests can stay.

Rooms.

The hotel is located on a large territory and is reconstructed every season. There is a long hallway made from snow that connects the ice rooms.

There are several igloos where guests can spend an arctic night, with wooden beds covered by thermal sleeping bags. The hotel has 30 rooms made of ice and snow. The rooms vary in shape, and have a large double bed and an area for ice sculptures.

These igloo rooms have thick curtains that allow privacy and prevent any heat from escaping. The standard igloo rooms are round rooms with a double bed, and there are rooms with two twin beds. The headboards and the bedside tables are carved from blocks of ice, and the beds are covered by several thermal sleeping bags.

Each one of the suites is decorated with pieces of art made from ice. The suites are larger ad each blocks of ice is illuminated with a colour. There are double suites and suites for up to four people.

Guests who decide they would rather not stay in an ice room will be able to stay at the more traditional wooden rooms. Price is around 120€ per night in a double ice room, and can reach 320€ per night for an Ice Suite, and around 420€ per night for a suite for four people.

After check in guests can enjoy a guided tour around the snow village, and during the tour the guide offers recommendations on how to dress for a night in the ice rooms, how to properly fit the sleeping bags and where the bathrooms are located. Each morning guests are offered warm berry juices and a breakfast served in the restaurant. After their stay guests receive a certificate stating that they managed to survive an Arctic stay.

The hotel has several wooden huts located near the ski slopes of Ylläsjärvi. There are several types of huts. Teepee huts have a kitchen connected to the living room with two sofa beds, a master bedroom, a bathroom with a bathtub. shower and jacuzzi, a sauna and a terrace. The Log cabin JP1 has a living room that serves as a bedroom, a kitchen, a fireplace and a bathroom with a sauna. The Log Castle Karkelo is a hut that can accommodate up to 10 people and has several bedrooms with private bathrooms, a couple of kitchens, a sauna room with a jacuzzi and two living rooms with fireplaces. Other types of huts include the Koppelo hut that was designed for families, the Kärpänkätkye A1 which has a large living room and a loft, the Aurora Chalet with a capacity for up to fourteen guests and equipped with several kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms, and the Rahunen hut, a recently built cabin designed for families and groups.

Restaurant.

The hotel’s restaurant has a traditional breakfast buffet. The restaurant was one of the first buildings to be built in Lainio. The main hall is made of wood and has a large log fireplace.

The hotel has an Ice Bar decorated with ice sculptures illuminated with bright coloured lights and candles. Guests will be able to enjoy their drinks in shot glasses made from ice.

In the Ice Restaurant the tables are made from large blocks of polished ice. The restaurant specializes in traditional local food. It can be rented for events of up to 60 people.

From the ground floor guests can access the underground sauna. The sauna costs 10€ per person and can be using during the mornings and afternoons.

One of the hotel’s buildings has a large dome, which is considered to be one of the largest ice domes in the region. Inside the building there are several art galleries with ice sculptures.

Events.

The hotel has two chapels, once made of ice and the other made of wood, which attract many visitors on their honeymoon. The chapels can be rented for events. Each chapel is decorated with themed ice sculptures.

Location.

The hotel is located in Lapland, around 250 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. The hotel is rebuilt each season using more than 1500 tons of snow and 300 of tons of ice.

Many visitors choose to visit this hotel, without staying overnight. The entrance fee for an adult is 10€ and 5€ for a child, and the group entrance fee is 47€ per group. The Snow Village is located a short distance away from the local airport.

The Ylläs ski slopes are located next to the hotel. The hotel offers guests many activities. It provides guests with snowsuits lined with fur and shoes with thick soles, allowing them to explore the nearby region by foot. Renting the suit and the shoes costs 10€ per day. Guests will be able to enjoy many activities, mainly Arctic fishing, tours on snow bikes, skiing, mushing and trips in a sled pulled by reindeers.

Hôtel de Glace, themed ice suites and a heated pool

The Hôtel de Glace is located in Québec, in the province of Québec in Canada. This hotel is another ice hotel, a practice that is becoming common in many northern countries.

Rooms.

This hotel is a designer ice hotel. The hotel’s theme varies from season to season, and the ice and snow decorations change during the season. Past seasons have seen the hotel decorated as a traditional village from the north of the province.

There are 36 rooms and themed suites. Each rooms was built using large blocks of ice and the beds are covered with furs. Rooms vary in size, and there are rooms with one, two and even three queensize beds. Each rooms is decorated with carved ice sculptures.

The themed suites are decorated with ice statues decorated according to each theme. The lights in the suites can change colour depending on the mood of the guests.

The largest suites have a fireplace. These suites manage to create a refreshing effect when the glare from the fireplace is reflected on the polished blocks of ice.

The Hockey Suite is decorated with figures of hockey players etched in the walls, representing the country’s national sport. The Jazz suite is a themed suites dedicated to this genre.

The Premium Deluxe Suite is a large suite with a fireplace and its own spa. This suite is tinged a fiery red from the fireplace and sparkling blue from the ice, and allows guests to enjoy spa treatments.

The hotel has published a guide about how to dress for a night in this hotel, and the main tips for guests are to bring three layers of clothes, a hat and thick socks. The region has harsh winters, and the hotel has made sure that its beds, made from blocks of ice standing on wooden structures, are covered by thick mattresses, several pillows, covers and sleeping bags lined with fur.

Restaurant.

Guests will be able to enjoy a breakfast in the Celsius Pavilion. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, and guests will be able to enjoy meals at the next door Auberge restaurant.

The hotel has a chapel made from ice where guests can celebrate events. Guest who want to celebrate an event have to schedule in advance.

The hotel has a relaxation area, the Nordic Area. Guests who stay at this hotel will be able to relax in the hotel’s spa, which has several jacuzzis and saunas, some of them located outdoors. Guests have access to an outdoor heated swimming pool where they will be able to enjoy views towards the snowy plains.

Events.

The Celsius Pavilion is a large conference room. After check in guests are invited to join an informative session about the hotel in this rooms.

The hotel can organize conferences, meetings and groups activities. The hotel is made from ice and snow, which allows it to adapt to the needs of filming crews and other events.

Companies that decide to celebrate a conference at the hotel will have a team of staff who will be in charge of making ice sculptures wit the company’s logo, a customized bar and ice crockery. The company’s logo can be carved in the cups and plates.

Every season the hotel fills up with filming crew who participate in several projects. The hotel’s staff is trained in how to handle the film equipment and can organize filming schedules, offering technical support if needed and decorating the parts of the hotel where filming takes place.

Location.

The hotel is rebuilt every season after the first snowfalls by a team of artists and experts in creating buildings from ice and snow. Each season the hotel has a theme. Artists who have built the hotel in previous seasons are in charge of the decorations.

The hotel accepts reservations from January until March. Many of those who visit the hotel are not guests, since many locals and visitors want to tour one of the region’s first ice hotels.

The hotel is a short distance away from the city of Québec. Guests will be able to tour this city, which is filled with ice statues in its local parks.

Guests will be able to enjoy many winter sports, from skiing to mountain sports. The hotel can organize trips in sleds led by dogs and trips on snowbikes.

Hotel Sorrisniva, a themed ice hotel with a sauna

The Sorrisniva hotel is located in the town of Alta, in Norway. This igloo hotel is one of the ice hotels built each year in this region, and its theme changes with every season.

Rooms.

The hotel has 28 rooms and two suites. The rooms are made from ice and each has a double bed covered with reindeer furs. Each room is decorated with ice sculptures.

The temperature inside the hotel is slightly under zero. Each guest gets a sleeping bag lined with reindeer furs that protects them against the cold.

Price is around 260€ per adult and 126€ per child per night. Price includes a night in the ice hotel, access to the sauna, breakfast and transport from and to the centre of Alta. After check in the hotel staff offers guests a tour around the hotel.

The bathroom, kitchen and sauna are located in the warmest part of the hotel. There is a room where guests can leave their luggage if they prefer not to take it with them into the ice rooms. Next to this room guests will find several restaurants, the closet, several lounges and the souvenir shop, and outside they will be able to relax in the two outdoor jacuzzis.

Restaurants.

The hotel has two restaurants, the Laksetua and the smaller Gabo, where guests can celebrate events. These restaurants specialize in traditional Nordic dishes.

Most ice hotel have their own ice bar. The bar of this hotel was built from large blocks of ice and inside the bar guests can enjoy drinks from glasses made from ice.

Guests can relax in the hotel’s sauna from dawn until dusk. The traditional sauna allows guests to enjoy an authentic sauna experience.

There are several ice buildings near the main building. There is a church chapel made from ice where guests can celebrate their religious events. Next to the chapel there is a large ice gallery with many ice sculptures.

Events.

The hotel has several lounges where guests can organize events. The hotel’s restaurants can be rented for private dinners, and the Gabo restaurant can host up to 25 people. Formal events can be organized in the hotel’s ice chapel.

Location.

The hotel has been rebuilt every winter for more than a decade. Each season has a theme. Past themes have seen the hotel decorated as though it was a Viking abode, as a village from traditional Norwegian stories, and as a sanctuary for the animals that can be found in this region.

This region is known for the Aurora Borealis and the dark nights during most of the season. During twilight guests will be able to enjoy the blue shimmer of the blue lights. When the skies are clear guests will be able to see the Aurora Borealis. The first observatory built to watch these Northern Lights is located 900 metres above sea level, in the nearby town of Alta.

The hotel is one of the northernmost hotels, located around 250 kilometres from North Cape. The town of Alta is an historic city where guests can visit ancient archaeological ruins. Guests will be able to enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine in the Han Steike, one of the main restaurants in the city known for its steaks.

Other activities offered by the hotel are fishing, mushing and trips by boat to the rapids. The hotel organizes excursions on snow bikes. Twice daily groups led by a local guide are formed in order to explore the Finnmarksvidda mountain. Most of these walking tours last half a day, and longer tours around the region can by organized on request, allowing guests the opportunity to experience how is it to live in a lavvu, a traditional Sami tent.

Santa Claus Hotel, rooms with high ceilings and private saunas

The Santa Claus Hotel is located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, in Finland. The hotel organizes many activities and outings for the technicians stationed near the Arctic Circle.

Rooms.

The hotel has 167 that vary in décor and price. Each room has three meter ceilings, a large double bed, several windows and a private bathroom. The décor is not as festive as one would expect for a Santa Claus hotel, and this hotel is known for its centric location and easy access to the northern regions.

The hotel is adapted to guests with mobility issues and there are special large ground floor rooms for them. Part of the rooms were designed for families that travel together.

There are 63 standard rooms, 61 superior rooms, 27 superior extra rooms, 11 deluxe rooms and six suites, many with them with their own balcony and sauna. Price is around 170€ per night for a double room. The hotel favours ecological tourism by having energy saving light bulbs and water saving facilities, and recycling many resources.

The Santa Claus Suite has a large room with a kingsize bed and a bathroom with its own jacuzzi and sauna. This suite has a balcony and can be connected to a double room to create a larger family suite. There is Internet access, a television set, a safe, a minibar, climate control, an electric water boiler, an ironing set, a trouser press and bathrobes for guests in the bathroom.

Restaurant.

The Gaissa Restaurant specializes in traditional Lapland dishes. Next to it guests will find the Bar and Grill ZoomUp, where guests will be able to enjoy local delicatessen and grilled meat. The Café and Bar ZoomIt is known for its large varieties of coffees and other warm beverages.

Guests have access to the hotel’s large sauna, a tradition in this region. The price of each sauna session is included in the room’s price.

Events.

The hotel can be rented for conferences and events. There are several conference rooms equipped with desks, chairs and whiteboards. WiFi is available at the hotel. In the lobby there is an Internet room with several computers.

The Santa Claus Conference Centre is located on the hotel’s ground floor. There are eight conference halls with a maximum capacity ranging between 20 and 100 people. Three of the conference rooms can be connected to the largest rooms in order to create more space and a capacity of up to 300 people. The conference centre has direct access to the garage, which has two floors and can fit several trucks.

This hotel is a Film Friendly hotel, which means that both the hotel staff and the hotel’s infrastructure are prepared to handle filming equipment. Filming crews can stay on the same floor as their equipment, and whole floors can be rented for larger crews. Guests part of a filming crew have access to the hotel’s restaurant at later hours, and if filming takes longer than expected the hotel can provide a catering service in the conference room.

Location.

The hotel is located in the centre of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. A short distance away there are several historic landmarks and monuments, and the hotel is near a major shopping street. The Kalotinlinna shopping centre is located nearby.

Guests will be able to enjoy trips around Lapland. Several activities are organized depending on the season, and guests will be able to enjoy skiing and trips to nearby cities, one of which is said to be the city where Santa lives. The city is one of the closest cities to the Arctic Circle. Guests will be able to enjoy the many trips to the Arctic Circle organized by the hotel.

Mövenpick Hotel, a neon lounge and a Tower Suite

The Mövenpick Hotel is located in Berlin, in Germany. This hotel is decorated with the latest designer trends and is located in an historic building.

Rooms.

The hotel has 243 rooms which vary in size and are a kaleidoscope of colours. All rooms are double rooms with a double bed, a working area, a bathroom with a hairdryer, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, a telephone, a television set and Internet access.

The hotel is designed in a way where the historic architecture blends with artistic décor. The rooms have natural light and high ceilings. Some rooms have views towards the hotel’s inner courtyard.

There are 202 double rooms. The Comfort rooms are decorated with artistically styled furniture. There are rooms with a queensize bed and rooms with a kingsize bed. There are bathrooms with a bathtub and some have a shower. Each room can accommodate two adults and a child, and extra beds can be provided. Most rooms have views towards Schoenberger street and the ancient Anhalter station. Price is around 99€ per night.

The Superior rooms are larger and guests can choose if they want to stay in a room with two individual beds, one with a queensize bed and a room with a kingsize bed. Some bathrooms have a bathtub and some have a shower. These rooms can accommodate two adults and a child, with an extra bed available. These rooms have views towards the inner courtyard and have a price of 114€ per night.

There are 18 Deluxe rooms. The Atelier Deluxe rooms are located on the hotel’s top floor. There are rooms with a queensize bed and rooms with a kingsize bed, and can accommodate two adults and a child. Some bathrooms have a bathtub designed by Philippe Starck, and others have a hydromassage shower. Price is from 114€ per night.

There are 22 Junior Suites. The Junior Suites are large rooms with a closet. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, and the hotel can change that to two twin beds. Each suite can accommodate two adults and a child, with an extra price for another bed. There are bathrooms with a bathtub and bathrooms with a shower. Mineral water, snacks and bathrobes are complimentary, and price is 144€ per night.

The Tower Suite has views towards the historic Anhalter Bahnhof Station. There is a master bedroom with a kingsize bed and a separate living room. In the bathroom there is a separate bathtub and shower. Guests who stay at this suite have access to newspapers, and mineral water, snacks and bathrobes are complimentary. This suite can accommodate two adults and a child, and price is from 174€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel’s restaurant is the Hof Zwei, decorated as a Mediterranean Plaza. Guests can enjoy snacks and dinners, and the restaurant can be rented for events.

Next to the restaurant guests will find the Anhalter Bar, a bar and a lounge decorated with bright neon inscriptions. The snack bar FabriQ is a place where guests can enjoy drinks and snacks.

There is a gym and a sauna. Near the hotel guests will find two wellness centers and spa, the Aqua Wellness and Liquidroom Spa, where guests get a discount.

Conferences and Events.

The hotel is adapted for business travellers. There are ten multifunctional conference rooms on three floors. The largest conference hall in Enzian, which can accommodate up to 300 people. The historical Siemens room has a maximum capacity for 80 people. All conference rooms have natural light, air conditioning and Internet access, and there is a business centre with printers. The conference halls have views towards the patios, where larger events can be organized.

Location.

The hotel is located in a building that used to belong to Siemens, in an historic district that has been remodelled. The hotel is located a short distance away from Potsdamerplatz. Guests will find the Tiergarten, one of the city’s largest parks with a zoo, a short distance away. There are several museums nearby.