When we want to go on holidays and get away for our daily life, we think about hotels on idyllic places and close to the beach. The conceptual artists and designer Tony Holmsten has presented a new project for this holidays, a flying luxury hotel that has been called Sky Cruise, that combines the plane and the cruise technologies.
The design is an aeronautic project with plane form but with a hotel inside it. It will have enough fuel to not land during some years. And, like is used to be normal in the last years, it is an electric vehicle, it is propelled with 20 electric engines fed with nuclear energy that comes from a little reactor that not leave a carbon mark.
The designer has said that “it is a trip experience never before seen”. Inside of the plane it is like a cruise, it has a capacity for 5,000 passengers with shopping centres, sports centres, pools, cinema and theatre. It has also a big hall, a lot of gourmet restaurants, pubs, playgrounds, relax spaces and luxury rooms. All this sites connected with elevators. In the plane’s tail it has a 360 viewpoint where the passengers can go to see the spectacular views of the sky. Inside it includes some areas to make conferences, business meeting and all type of events. It has a hospital too.
The Sky Cruise is autonomous and is managed for an artificial intelligence that includes an anti-turbulence system. All the damages can be resolved during the flight. It will be supplied by electric planes and private jets that could be hitched during the flight and take down the supplies to the plane.
The mobility is changing a lot and this idea is an evidence of that. For the moment, this is only a prototype, but it could be fabricated in the future or inspire another ideas of flying hotels, but in the future, it could be possible.