These days you can find a themed hotel to suit any interest – from stylist fashion hotels to Vegas’s mega-resorts that pay homage to world cities.
We’ve seen plane themed hotels before, but now a budget airline plans to take the idea further by opening hotels based around the flight experience.
Spanish airline, Vueling is working with hotel chain Hoteles Catalonia (HC) to open its first themed hotel in downtown Barcelona next year.
But instead of showcasing a few plane models in the lobby for novelty value, the hotel will make guests feel that they’ve just boarded a Vueling flight.
Artist impressions of the hotel show a reception area that will recreate an airport check-in counter and a bar-restaurant inside a mock aircraft cabin.
The themed experience doesn’t stop there.
A breakfast area will be made to look like it’s inside an airport terminal, with overhead information screens.
Vueling’s yellow and grey brand colours will also play a big part in branding the experience, from the seat back covers in the restaurant area to the throws on the guest beds.
The airline even plans to name each room after the destinations it serves. But Vueling will leave its partner, Hoteles Catalonia (HC) to operate and manage the hotel chain, under the “Vueling by HC” brand.
The first hotel, ‘Vueling BCN by HC’ is expected to open in March 2013. (BCN stands for Barcelona airport).
More hotels openings are planned in destinations that Vueling serves, the hotel chain said.