Hotelicopter - World’s First Flying Hotel

This summer the world’s first flying hotel will take off! The aircraft called “Hotelicopter” - a custom-built helicopter, actually the largest helicopter ever produced, will feature 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience. On June 26th, 2009 the Hotelicopter will start to its 14 day Inaugural Summer Tour to/from New York - via Charleston, Freeport/Bahamas, Montego Bay/Jamaica, Santo Domingo/Dominican Republic, Nassau/Bahamas, Miami.
A California Tour and European Tour will follow in July.

Hotelicopter

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 as well.

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More on http://www.hotelicopter.com

Happy April Fools’ Day! :D

3 Responses to “Hotelicopter - World’s First Flying Hotel”


  1. 1 F-14Ds Rock! Anytime, Baby! Remember the Tomcat! Apr 8th, 2009 at 4:39 am

    uh, just in case no one noticed the “Happy April Fools’ Day!” at the bottom…
    anyone believing or hoping this story is true should check out:
    http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/03/the-hotelicopte.html

    when i first heard of a flying hotel, i thought the idea was incredibly stupid: 1) helicopters aren’t the most stable rides, 2) they’re not relatively safe, 3) this one looked oddly like the Mil V-12, a twin-rotor heavy-lift Russian concept of the ’60s that, except for a memorable Paris Air Show appareance, rarely flew. Only two prototypes were built, one of which suffered extensive damage from a crash caused by resonance and control system problems. Heavy and plagued by problems stemming from vibrations with the wing bracing, the V-12 was uneconomical to use and Mil decided instead to pursue the Mi-26 for heavy-lift purposes, relegating the surviving V-12 to the Monino Air Force Museum in Moscow. meaning: the planted story that the Hotelicopter’s owners went and bought one of the two prototypes is total bull.
    [source: The Aviation Factfile: Helicopters,(c)2005]

    then i scrolled down, and smiled, relieved, and a little sad: it would be nice for some of our aviation fantasies to appear, instead of evaporating as hoaxes.

  2. 2 Connie De Vita Sep 2nd, 2010 at 5:36 am

    what is the cost and for how long is the trip?

  3. 3 Connie De Vita Sep 2nd, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Stupid me, I was hoping it was true.

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