Fact is indeed stranger than fiction, and what appears to be a imaginative Sci-Fi concept will come true if Hyperloop Hotel sees the light of the day. Imagine traveling from one destination to another without the need to book hotels or plane/train tickets.
The brain child of an architecture graduate student Brandan Siebrecht (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), it combines all components of design, affordability, luxury and convenience into a single, fulfilling experience for travelers. The Hyperloop Hotel as Siebrecht has envisioned it will create a futuristic transit system by connecting 13 hotels in multiple cities throughout the nation.
The student winner of 2017’s Radical Innovation Award (a competition for innovative hotel designs held in June), Draiftscape’s designs were much hailed by the jury, comprising seven hotel investors, real estate developers and architects out of submissions from more than 24 nations.
The revolutionary concept will eliminate travelers’ requirement to purchase transit tickets for large cities in the United States, thus saving time and money. The proposal submitted included plans to build hotels in Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, Nashville, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago, Washington, DC and Boston. All these cities will be interlinked through a unique “Hyperloop system.”
According to Sierbrecht, the cost these modular hotels is approximately $10 million each, and is largely dependent on the location. Suites will be created out of recycled shipping containers that are designed for luxury and convenience. Each suite will include a bedroom, an office, a flat screen television, a living room and bathroom.
Though the Hyperloop can be a cost-effective, speedier, energy conserving and autonomous option for travelers, there aren’t any immediate plans to build it. Siebrecht believes the technological know-how and infrastructure required to transform his vision into reality will be available only in the next five to 10 years.