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Hyperloop to develop $130m hotel concept

Hyperloop is developing a concept for a new hotel worth $130m which will allow people to travel between cities in luxury rooms

Hyperloop hotel concept.
Hyperloop hotel concept.

Hyperloop is developing a concept for a new hotel worth $130m which will allow people to travel between cities in luxury rooms.

Designed by University of Nevada architecture graduate student Brandan Siebrecht, the “Hyperloop Hotel” will have 13 locations across the United States, Hotelier Middle East reported, citing Business Insider.

The cities will include New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin and Nashville.

Te concept involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the floating pods shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour.

The rooms will offer an en-suite bathroom, a living room with a flatscreen TV, and office.

Guests will be able to travel between all the destinations for a flat fee of $1,200, Siebrech added.

The idea is part of the rapid-transit hyperloop concept first introduced in 2013 by SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, sparking interest from several companies, including Hyperloop One.

Hyperloop One was unveiled in Dubai last year, and claims that its system would slash travel times between major cities in the Middle East.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority signed an agreement with the US-based firm to build a 20km-long Hyperloop prototype by 2020.

Designed to propel air-cushioned pods through a semi-vacuumed tube at speeds of up to 1,200km/h, the agreement included a feasibility study into building a similar system between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which would reduce travelling time between the emirates to 12 minutes.

 

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