Spending the night in “alternative” areas has been a travel pattern recently (hotel spaces = boring). Visitors are getting the opportunity to remain in uncommon digs such as an Ikea shop, a bookshop, up the Eiffel tower and, now, suspended from a crane.
Due to open this summer season, Crane 29 is being marketed as a one-bedroom dangling “treehouse” in Bristol’s Harbourside, using waterside views in a “nature-inspired sanctuary”. Crane 29 is among 4 noted cranes for hire from the 1950s when approximately 40 lined the docks. The “treehouse” has actually been produced by glamping vacation expert Canopy & Stars and is offered for just 126 nights, from 27 May-30 September. This experience is for one-night stays for 2 individuals, at a cost of ₤185 a night and B&B in the week and ₤250 on weekends. A garden compost bathroom indicates that you will not need to climb down if you’re desperate in the middle of the night. Reservations for the treehouse are made through a ballot, which will happen on 10 April and 3 July. All revenues go to Buddies of the Earth.
It is the sort of one-off experience publicity-hungry travel brand names that people have actually come up with through progressively smart thinking. Today Tripadvisor released a competition that will allow 2 individuals the chance to spend the night in a pod on the London Eye.
The concept of momentary, one-off locations to staymay owe a financial obligation to the ‘Room for London’ job, where a boat was put on top of the Southbank Centre in 2012. Developed by designer David Kohn and artist Fiona Banner, it welcomed authors, artists and artists, along with paying visitors, to spend a night there. The task was widely publicised and extensively covered.
While it is amusing to think up and find uncommon locations to spend the night, nevertheless, Airbnb is the marketplace leader. In 2014, the home-sharing website gave visitors the opportunity to spend the night in a Sydney Ikea shop. A couple of months later, after a story went viral about a male who unintentionally spent the night in a London Waterstones bookshop, Airbnb’s PR group jumped into action and set up a slumber party for 10 individuals at Waterstones’ flagship London Piccadilly shop.
There was a more intriguing collaboration in February 2016, when Airbnb partnered with the Art Institute of Chicago to give visitors the opportunity to stay in a recreation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting. Nonetheless, we can agree that the most obscure and intriguing stay remains to be the sky-high end of frannas for a bedroom – a place that may be up for review on TripAdvisor very soon.