Getting away from it all is what many of us crave on holiday, and those looking for the ultimate in peace and quiet will soon be able to take one giant step further in search of the ultimate in tranquillity.
Russian aerospace firm Orbital Technologies has announced plans for a space hotel 217 miles above the earth in orbit, which will house seven guests in four rooms, each with mind-blowing intergalactic views of earth. The spacecraft will operate as a Commercial Space Station for half the year before opening its doors as the world’s highest hotel.
The downside for most of us is that a stay will cost you around £100,000 for five-days, on top of an eye-watering £500,000 for the two-day journey itself. Guests can choose to sleep standing up or opt for a more traditional horizontal style, and will be offered zipped-up sleeping bags.
Sealed shower cubicles will also be available for overwhelmed visitors in need of a cold shower.
Food at the space hotel is also set to be of far higher quality than fare offered to average cosmonauts, with braised veal cheeks, white bean puree and plum compote to be prepared on planet earth and served up to guests in orbit.
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