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Hotelicopter – the world first flying hotel

Posted in 01. Design, 02. Enteriőr, 08. Közlekedés by Hellodesign on 2009. április 1. szerda


The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing. hotelicopter_hangar_sm

The Experience

Let’s face it – traveling today is getting to be a real hassle.  Long security lines, flight delays and cancellations, having to put your 3 ounce liquids into little plastic baggies, paying $8 for a sandwich?  It can be all a bit much, especially for you five star travelers out there – you know who you are!

Well guess what folks, the solution is here.  And it’s called The Hotelicopter.

The Hotelicopter was designed with the sophisticated, affluent traveler in mind.  You’ve just taken off your belt, your shoes, your jacket, and put your laptop in a separate bin.  You’re feeling a little bit – shall we say – undignified. All you want to do is melt into your hotel the moment you step onto the concourse.

Well, now – thanks to The Hotelicopter – you can!

The minute you step onto The Hotelicopter, our friendly crew will greet you with a smile in our plush welcome lounge, and then show you to your own cabin, where you’ll enjoy your private entertainment system, full bathroom and shower, and a heavenly queen-sized bed wrapped in luxurious 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets!

Feel like pampering yourself? Visit the SkySpa, where you can indulge in a deep tissue/shiatsu/myofascial massage, get a manicure and pedicure, or touch up those highlights! Or perhaps you want to take a soak in the jacuzzi or indulge in our dry sauna. You can even hit the high pressure tanning bed.

Want to mingle with the other guests? Hit the blackjack/ping-pong table, do a yoga class, or visit the tea garden! There are really an unbelievable amount of options for guests to partake in on The Hotelicopter!


The Vehicle

The Hotelicopter is modeled on the Soviet-made Mil V-12, of which there were only two prototypes ever made.  The Mil V-12 took its first flight in Russia in 1968 and was awarded numerous world records, which it still holds today.  The vehicle also earned the prestigious Sikorsky Prize awarded by the American Helicopter Society for outstanding achievements in helicopter technology.

The Hotelicopter Company purchased one of these prototypes from the Mikhail Leontyevich Mil helicopter plant in Panki-Tomilino, Russia in 2004 and have been engineering the world’s first flying hotel ever since.

In addition to extending the helicopter’s body to accommodate an extra floor, we’ve added four GEnx turbofan engines, each featuring a thrust range of 75,000 pounds, and energy-efficient aerodynamic modifications that cut fuel consumption over 22% on long hauls.

The Hotelicopter is a giant leap forward in aviation history – and you can be a part of it – sign up as a fan on our facebook page or follow us on twitter to be notified when we open up our reservation system for bookings, and experience an experience like none other!

Hotelicopter Specs

The Hotelicopter is an elegant modification of the Soviet made Mil V-12, of which there were only two prototypes ever made. The Mil V-12, which made its first flight in 1968 from Panki-Tomilino to Lyubertsy in Russia, has been awarded numerous world records which it still holds today.  The Mil V-12 also earned the prestigious Sikorsky Prize awarded by the American Helicopter Society for outstanding achievements in helicopter technology.

Cabins & Amenities

On The Hotelicopter, we aim to provide you with the lap of luxury and new perspectives and views of the world. We scouted the skies and the earth for the best partners to help us further this vision in each and every one of our cabins, and we found Yotel!


All interior cabins in The Hotelicopter were designed in cooperation with Yotel, the brainchild of European entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe. Mr. Woodroffe has made his career by providing fresh, innovative design in ventures ranging from fashion to restaurants to private residences.


You’ll notice the Yotel influence and our own touches of elegance once you enter your cabin. To step inside a Hotelicopter cabin is to enter a world of luxury and innovation unlike any you’ve ever experienced.


The Hotelicopter offers guests two accommodation options: our traditional cabins (16), and our suites (2). Traditional cabins are designed to fit two passengers, while suites comfortably accommodate three travelers.


Our cabins incorporate many features of Yotel rooms, including local lighting, open windows and an airy design, comfortable queen-sized beds (see below) with under-bed storage space, heated bath room mirrors, plush towels, and an overall thematic design which emphasizes chic modernity through use of crisp lines and modish glass.


But, we couldn’t resist adding our own touches to the cabins, as well as a surprising array of on-board amenities and services to make your time aboard The Hotelicopter an unforgettable experience. For our additional features, take a peek below! We promise they will make your imagination soar.

Cabin features

Queen-sized bed with pillow-top mattresses, 600 thread-count imported sheets, feather pillows, turndown service, fresh-cut flowers, chocolates, monogrammed robes, plush carpeting, original artwork in cabin, whirlpool bath, warming toilet seats, designer soaps, modern décor, clip-on reading lights, in-bed temperature and dimming controls, oak accents, customized minibar/refreshment center based on your preferences, coffee machine, non-smoking, and unlike the A380, there are no restrictions on what goes on in your cabin.

In-cabin technology

Internet access, cell phone reception, flat screen TVs with extended channel selection (let us know and we’ll pre-arrange parental control), DVD players, and Wii

Room service & dining options

Complimentary champagne upon arrival, room service offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and specialty items (including coffee and gelato).

Hotelicopter amenities

“On-call flight attendants” attend to your every need, business center, concierge, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, spa/salon offering massages and tanning, common space area with live music at select destinations, blackjack table, art gallery, wine tasting, yoga studio and hydro-garden, tea garden, Japanese garden with koi pond.

Destination services

Concierge, babysitting & Kids’ Kamp, array of newspapers and local magazines provided in-cabin prior to landing in each destination, Welcome kit for each location, complimentary kids’ activity kits for use during driving in destination cities, customized souvenir from each location, commemorative gifts for inaugural riders.

For Kids & Kids at Heart

Babysitting & Kids’ Kamp, playground, arcade, ping pong table, Make Your Own Pizza parlor, and Destination outings such as Hotelicopter Trapeze School!

Via: hotelicopter.com


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